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7. Role of the PoT

Previous sections have already identified

lated with NFE and Youth Work values,

what can be the aims and general objec-

aims and practices. “ The range of training

tives in creating and developing a PoT.

activities offered by youth organisations

Now, in Box 7.1 the potential roles that a

is linked to several objectives, which are

PoT might assume are identified, taking

as much linked to the self-development

as reference impacts mentioned by some

of youth volunteers, as to the work and

organisations that already have one. It’s

development of the organisation them-

important to keep in mind that not all are

selves (…) Youth organisations develop

relevant for all organisations, due to the na-

the forms of training they offer in order to

ture of the specific organisation.

make themselves more efficient and sustainable, but also in order to train individuals : newcomers, trainers, leaders, members, multipliers. Therefore, training has a genuinely twofold dimension : it is both a tool for organisational and for individual development. ” 10 Apart from training activities, there are different roles that a PoT can assume, depending on its composition (geographical origin, thematic background and even organisation




about a platform), its place in the organisational structure, its proximity and relation between its members, if it works only on a voluntary basis or not and other elements.

10. European Youth Forum (2007), p.3

7. Role of the PoT

As mentioned before, the PoT itself is re-

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