“I’m changing Europe!”
Europe Goes Local is much more than a group of youth workers who get together once a year at a European event. We have lots of actions happening at the European, national and local levels. From now, we will start introducing activities that were initiated and carried out by our network members. If you are interested in any of them, contact us for more information!
Think about this vision of a flourishing society: a community whose members, youthful and old, are educated about and occupied with all the serious issues that influence their lives. Among other tools, “lobbying” is an act of attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of legislators or members of regulatory institutions.
Supporting the development and recognition of youth work, it is necessary for the stakeholders to become active in interfering with and influencing local policy making. This requires a fundamental change in youth workers’ attitude as well as adapted and new skills and abilities. It needs further education in areas such as policy intervention, policy advice and lobbying.
In Germany, a model in the years 2013-2015 with these contents and with exceptionally positive outcomes was created. This preparation expects to exchange the Germany model venture to the European dimension. Jugend für Europa, the German National Agency of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme and its partners decided to develop an international long term training course for youth workers on the basis of the already existing model, in the framework of the Europe Goes Local project.
The point is to add to a more honed profile and to an improved political situating of youth work. Youth workers are to get out of their uninvolved position and into progressively dynamic roles as step towards developing co-makers of fellow youth work arrangement.
Webinar held in March.
Webinar in October
Webinar in January
The undertaking is planned as a propelled preparing and further training module and will cover the accompanying learning components and errands:
Some additional readings:
written by La Sheika Campbell.