‘Lobbying for Youth Work’ (LYW) is an European long-term training course, financed through Erasmus+ TCA and organised within the framework of the Strategic National Agency Cooperation ‘Europe Goes Local: Supporting Youth Work at the Municipal Level’. It addresses municipal youth officers and local youth workers who want to strengthen their competences to lobby for youth work in order to actively engage in and influence local youth (work) policy.
Candidates should send their application via e-mail to email@example.com (NA Belgium-Flanders) at the latest by 10 June 2021 including :
You will be informed about the selection by 25 June 2021.
Europe Goes Local is looking for trainers to facilitate a modular seminar on local youth work.
Europe Goes Local has so far offered conferences, study visits and seminars or training courses on specific topics both at the national and local level. This seminar is a step further on this path as it is a learning opportunity that provides a deeper insight to the themes of the Charter and concretely into enhancing the quality and better recognition of local youth work. It is planned to become a recurring offer at the European level in the framework of Europe Goes Local and it might serve as a model for developing national level training courses and seminars about quality development in youth work.
The modular seminar will consist of two residential modules and complementary webinars between the two residential modules.
The residential modules will be hosted by municipalities which will take active role in sharing their practices as a host to enable community-based learning throughout the seminar.
The themes of the seminar will be selected via a needs-analysis within the Europe Goes Local network to tailor the modules according to the needs of the participants. This needs analysis plays a crucial role in shaping the focus of the seminar.
Participants will be expected to start transferring the knowledge they gain to their community already after the first module.
Deadline to apply: 11 April.
Are you working at a municipality? Would you like to promote active citizenship in your community? Are you interested in European programmes, namely the European Solidarity Corps? Would you be happy to hear from colleagues how their municipality and community benefited from the European Solidarity Corps?
If you answered with a „yes” to all questions, this on-line seminar is designed for you!
What do we offer at the webinar?
When and where will this happen?
On-line, on 27-28 April 2021 (from 9:30 to 15:00 CET each day)
Application form and detailed information:
The event is organized by JUGEND für Europa, the German National Agency of the European Solidarity Corps
Co-organizers: Finnish National Agency, European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre, Europe Goes Local
As part of the initiative of the Association of Cities in the Republic of Croatia, a public call has been opened for the submission of proposals for the award of the “City for Youth” certificate. It is a recognition of cities that are dedicated to creating conditions for the quality of life and personal and professional growth of their young people.
The Certification working group consists of nine members, representatives of relevant organizations and institutions with experience in working with young people. In this particular case, they are representatives of the Central State Office for Demography and Youth, the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes, the Croatian Youth Network, the Society “Our Children” and the Association of Croatian Cities. Based on the analysis of nine existing youth-friendly city models, the working group created the Croatian certification model and defined a total of eight thematic areas in which cities can improve their work with young people, namely:
The Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes recognized the natural synergy and connection of the certificate with Europe Goes Local project, which gave the “City for Youth” certificate a European dimension.
Adoption of the European Charter on Local Youth Work as part of Europe Goes Local project is one of the preconditions for obtaining the certification. So far, 70 Croatian cities signed the Charter. The mayors were acquainted with the EGL and Charter’s principles. By signing it, they acknowledge the Charter’s principles as a ground basis for quality-oriented local youth work. The call for the certificate ‘City for Youth’ is open until 8th of March 2021, and all the cities that receive it will be announced in April.
European Charter on Local Youth Work is a tool for quality development of youth work. It was created by the input and insights from the youth sector in the EU and Europe Goes Local network project published it in 2019. You can download a copy of the Charter in your language at https://www.europegoeslocal.eu/charter/.
The Europe Goes Local strategic cooperation project is arriving at a new milestone. After launching the European Charter on Local Youth Work in 2019, the network started to build an on-line toolkit to support the implementation of the Charter. This on-line toolkit, which we will call the Changemakers Kit includes good practices, explanatory and background information, a library of policy documents and an interactive tool for self-assessment and planning future actions.
The launch of the Changemakers Kit will happen via a live streamed webinar on the 20th of October at 14:30-16:30 CET. Besides introducing the features of the new tool at the webinar, we also intend to create a moment for reflection on the situation of local youth work and to have a live a panel discussion between key stakeholders, presenting good practices from the municipal level and some messages from decision makers.
Open access via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98578086587
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