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What is it?

Peer-learning is a way to share experiences and learn from each other’s good practices. It is a key component of the Open Method of Coordination.

What are the aims?

It aims to address concrete and relatively new issues where some member countries are keen to learn from pilot initiatives run by others. The results from peer-learning groups can, for example, provide inputs from the youth field into wider EU initiatives or issue conclusions on well-defined and concrete challenges.

Who is involved?

Peer-learning is undertaken by the EU countries themselves, with the Commission playing a supporting role at EU level.

How does it happen?

Peer-learning groups are set up on a proposal by the EU Council, and can cover any subject of relevance to the youth field. The groups are made up of representatives from the EU countries.

Peer-learning exercises are currently under way on:

  • the implementation of the recommendation on the mobility of young volunteers;
  • the follow-up to the dashboard of youth indicators;
  • the role of non-formal learning for employability;
  • youth workquality systems.

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