International youth work has been part of Youth Focus: North East (formerly Regional Youth Work Unit – North East) for over 20 years.
For many years, Youth Focus: North East acted as the regional co-ordinator for the European Youth Programme and Foreign and Commonwealth Office funding for international opportunities for young people.
Youth Focus: North East has links to a wide range of international partners including a long-standing relationship with the Lapland Youth Office in Roveniemi, Finland and the Youth Department of the Campagnia Region in southern Italy.
In 2009, we established contact with the Non-Violent Youth Movement of Liberia, who are doing remarkable work with children and young people, both in Monrovia and across Liberia. Last year, we hosted our inaugural Peace Cup football tournament to raise funds for the charity and we hope to replicate the success of this event again in 2014.