Introducing "EM(path) 4 YOU(th)"

The new project ‘EM(path) 4 YOU(th)’ is a capacity building in the field of youth project financed by the EACEA of European Commission, that has been approved in 2020 and will be operational from early 2021.

The Project and its inspiration

EM(path) 4 YOU(th) is an inspired project that touches the personal, professional and emotional life of all demography in the world – mainly youth workers. 

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability of a person to identify and recognize own and others’ emotions, it allows using emotional information to guide one’s behaviour and adapt to different environments. EI boosts the ability of listening and mediating – that is crucial when working with young people. Mastering EI is strongly connected to Social Emotional learning (SEL) – the process through which we understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, make responsible decisions.

The idea for EM(path) 4 YOU(th) was born in the youth exchange program in 2019. We realized how powerful EI is in terms of building a group that includes youth with fewer opportunities – we could include participants with different obstacles, boost their self-esteem and overall team spirit at the Youth Exchange throughout NFE activities on understanding and accepting own emotions, practicing empathy and compassion.


We believe that an investment into personal development of the youth workers in terms of their EI & SEL skills is necessary. It might become the major key towards providing quality youth work on a global level that shall positively impact overall inclusion of the youth with fewer opportunities into Erasmus+.

The specific objectives of the project are: 


- to support well-being & foster assessment of transversal skills and the professional development of participating youth workers; 


- to promote EI & SEL education for mental health & well-being of youth workers and youth in general;


- to create a methodology framework for support & inclusion of youth with fewer opportunities through EI & SEL in NFE;


- to support digitization of youth work sector by creating e-learning opportunities via Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and ensure access for peer organizations worldwide;


- to contribute overall in the quality of support provided by youth work sector to people with fewer opportunities; 


- to promote such European values as empathy, compassion, intercultural dialogue;


- to promote Erasmus+ and European Youth Goals worldwide.

Key Deliverables: 

The project has an ambitious target to create 2 quality intellectual outputs. 

  1. Handbook on EI & SEL in youth work
  2. MOOC (massive open online course) for youth workers


 In order to reach the objectives and to create the key deliverables, the project foresees 2 group and 1 individual youth workers mobility (job shadowing), local workshops with elements of comics and online quiz targeted directly to youth, dissemination events, development of a handbook and a MOOC targeted to the sector.


We have chosen to work with a diverse group of 10 organizations from 4 continents. It is going to be an amazing experience for all!

  1. Associazione InCo (Italy)
  2. CSDS (Vietnam) 
  3. Danish Youth Team (Denmark)
  4. BVBP (Peru)
  5. SoulExpression (Uganda)
  6. PlanBe (Cyprus)
  7. Codec vzw (Belgium)
  8. VHS Bhaktapur (Nepal) 
  9. CEP (Uruguay) 
  10. Marketing Gate (R.of North Macedonia) 

EM(path) 4 YOU(th) is a big milestone for Inco. It tries to bring together 10 different organizations from around the world to improve the youth organizations and youth work through illustrating the significance of EI and SEL in the non-formal learning sector. We have high expectations from ourselves and we cannot wait to start this amazing journey.  


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