Europe Goes Local will be launching a biweekly newsletter in the future. EGL will be using this new communication channel to send the latest news to the mailbox of interested people.
The themes of the newsletter will be:
EGL aims to launch the future newsletter in the fall, but you can already subscribe here.
EGL is running a webinar on the 9th of June about Fostering Meaningful Communication in Local Reality.
Dialogue is essential for better understanding diversity of voices in local realities. Dialogue is a space where those voices can come together as equals to listen and learn from each other. Through committing to dialogue, one can better understand the complexity of local issues, combat polarisation, and support democratic processes and participation, especially for those whose voices are often left unheard.
The session will take place on Zoom from 12:30 to 15:30 CET on the 9th of June (Thursday). It will include, a presentation by an expert, small group dialogue -experiments and plenary debriefings.
In this webinar you will:
If you are interested to take part, apply here: Application form latest on the 7th of June. Each participants will be notified on the 8th of June and selected participants will receive the Zoom link to join the event.
Europe Goes Local has been very busy in the last couple of months! Not only do we have our first European conference since covid next week, but we also launched a beautiful new website.
Take a look around! You’ll still be able to find everything you’re used to from us, but there are also new things to discover. Not only is the site prettier, if we may say so ourselves. But it’s also easier for you to send us good practices to share with all of us.
We’ve also revamped our general visuals to better match the needs of our platform, but we’ve kept our beautiful logo and name. We’ll start using our new visuals during our European event next week.
Our steering group had their first residential meeting in 2 years. It was great seeing everyone off screen in Brussels after so long.
JINT vzw is looking for a facilitator who will be part of a team that will take care of the overall moderation and facilitation of the 4th European EGL event.
JINT vzw is the Flemish knowledge centre for international youth mobility and international youth policy and is the implementing National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in action programme of the European Commission in Flanders, Belgium.
The EGL project is a long-term strategic partnership between the National and their partners.
The core aim of the project is to raise the quality of local youth work in particular through enhanced cooperation between various stakeholders that are active at the municipal level. The Partnership currently involves about 200 members who represent around 120 municipalities in the participating countries.
Parameters of the Conference
The conference will take place on 17-19 May 2022 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania with 200 participants.
Deadline to apply for the call: 29 October 2021.
‘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/.