NEXUS: connecting research, policy and practices to support young carers
NEXUS is an Erasmus+ funded project which aims to strengthen the links between policy, research and practice both in the youth as well as in the welfare sector by raising awareness on the importance of end-users’ involvement in research and policy development among youth and young carers’ support workers by upskilling them to that end and by promoting their work. Finally, the project aims to support active citizenship, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship of young people and, in particular, of young carers.
The NEXUS project will design a multi-language training program about the core-competencies needed by youth workers to contribute to research and policy around young carers, together with a guide for its replication by other providers. It will also develop an open online educational resource (OER) for youth workers across Europe to acquire the skills they need to engage in evidence-based policy development. Another project result will be policy recommendations to meaningfully engage with youth workers, young carers, service providers, researchers and policy makers in the format of a national and European workshop.