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.
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/.
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
and the Facebook event.
Europe Goes Local is looking for various experts to implement its upcoming activities:
On-line activities of the Europe Goes Local project in October 2020
Training of Charter Ambassadors (residential training course – April 2021)
How to apply?
Please, send your proposal via e-mail to the project coordinator, Judit Balogh (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the 28th of August 2020.
Please, find all details of the calls in the attached files:
One of the initial goals of the Europe Goes Local project was to help the recognition of youth work as an important domain of the personal development of young people and a crucial tool to build flourishing communities. Europe Goes Local created a framework in which the National Agencies of the Erasmus+ programme and the stakeholders of municipal youth work could respond to the needs of the youth work sector of the local level. MOVIT, the Slovenian National Agency for the EU programmes Erasmus+: Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps decided to create a literature review about the impact of youth work first. The study was first published in Slovenian and now the TRUTHS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF (LOCAL) YOUTH WORK, written by Tomaž Deželan and Nina Vombergar, is also available in English.
Uroš Skrinar, the director of MOVIT describes the rationale behind the publication in the introduction of the publication:
“It was when we discussed with Europe Goes Local partners about how to approach convincing the others, the unconvinced, as well as support youth workers on the local level in their advocacy in support of youth work, that we agreed that we need a short document about what youth work is and what impact it has. This gave life to this publication, which provides a clear and rich overview of the relevant literature on the characteristics and impact of youth work. With it we wish to contribute to the added value of youth work both on the national and local level becoming better understood and more valued. It can serve as a set of arguments in advocating youth work, which really needs to be strengthened; it can serve as a guide for youth workers for higher quality of their work; and, yes, it can also serve as a source for further research into the impact of quality youth work—our work.”
The on-line version of the publication is accessible via issuu.com.