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Seta: systematic support of LGBTIQ+ youth in Finland

Seta: systematic support of LGBTIQ+ youth in Finland

13/07/2022

Engaging, connecting, and empowering young people has been one of the key priorities within the youth work strategy in Europe. On the other hand, exclusion remains a challenge. Whether it’s based on economic status, race, gender, or sexual orientation. During the European year of Youth, all the stakeholders are looking for good practices. This time, […]

Catching up with the Estonian National Agency

Catching up with the Estonian National Agency

02/06/2022

Today we turn the spotlight on the Estonian National Agency. We sat down with Heiki Viisimaa, coordinator of youth work development projects. We discussed recent events, activities, and future plans of the NA. This interview is part of Europe Goes Local’s series on presenting the work of our National Agencies. Q: What does cooperation within […]

The Romanian National Agency: Meet EGL’s Newest Member 

The Romanian National Agency: Meet EGL’s Newest Member 

09/05/2022

At the beginning of 2020, the family of Europe Goes Local officially welcomed its newest member – the Romanian National Agency. Despite a year marked by uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Romanian NA managed to set up the National Working Group, identify EGL tasks and responsibilities, and build a working plan. To commemorate […]

Europe Goes Local presents: Democracry Reloading

Europe Goes Local presents: Democracry Reloading

14/03/2022

Europe Goes Local went to visit Democracy Reloading during their last training course. Are you curious about their work? Check out our video!

Slovenian good practices in youth work

Slovenian good practices in youth work

08/03/2022

Various Slovenian municipalities hosted study visits throughout 20021, where municipal workers and youth workers could share their good practices. These events were part of the Europe Goes Local partnership led by MOVIT, Slovenian National Agency for Erasmus+ and EU programs. It covered a variety of topics: spaces for youth, organisation of local youth work, financing, […]

“Engage” with Kinder & Jugendarbeit Regio Kerzers

“Engage” with Kinder & Jugendarbeit Regio Kerzers

24/02/2022

As a strategic partnership that supports municipal level local youth work, Europe Goes Local doesn’t only aim to raise the quality of youth work development but also to create and influence a multiplier effect through identifying and promoting diverse good practices of local youth work to its members, partners and stakeholders. Thanks to the quality […]

Aleksandra Laboskova of European Youth Capital Klaipeda

Aleksandra Laboskova of European Youth Capital Klaipeda

18/02/2022

Behind every project are people. We want to learn more about the stories behind the people working hard to realize these projects. Aleksandra Lobaskova already told us about Klaipeda becoming the 2021 European Youth Capital (EYC) in a previous article. We let Aleksandra tell us more in this latest “Faces of EGL”. When you have […]

Klaipeda – European Youth Capital 2021

Klaipeda – European Youth Capital 2021

18/02/2022

We continue our conversation on the European Youth Capital (EYC), awarded by the European Youth Forum (EYF). The EYF is an initiative designed to empower young people, foster sustainable youth participation, and enhance our shared European values and identity. Right before the start of 2021, we sat down with the Project Manager for the EYC […]

EGL and the European Year of Youth: Cooperation for Change

EGL and the European Year of Youth: Cooperation for Change

17/02/2022

EU President Ursula von der Leyen announced 2022 to be the European Year of Youth during her 2021 State of the Union address. The commission formally adopted the proposal last October.

Why 2022? And how is this commitment to youth at the highest level going to create the momentum needed? The covid pandemic has had a profound impact on all aspects of our personal and collective life as we continue to deal with uncertainty, interruption, the need to re-evaluate, and change[…]

EGL in Action: Presenting Lithuanian National Agency

EGL in Action: Presenting Lithuanian National Agency

14/01/2022

The importance of youth work in Lithuania increased the last 15 years. The Department of Youth Affairs worked out the Concept of open youth centers and spaces that defined the objectives, tasks, target groups, principles, contractors, and quality requirements. One of the key objectives of the Concept was to establish open youth centers and open […]

Ghent wins European Youth Capital Award 2024

Ghent wins European Youth Capital Award 2024

19/11/2021

Ghent (Belgium) won the European Youth Capital Award 2024 yesterday, organised by the European Youth Forum. The other finalists were Chișinău (Moldova), Lviv (Ukraine) and Veszprém (Hungary). The award ceremony included panel debates with the young representatives and the mayors of the candidate cities. Amiens and Klaipeda, the European Youth Capitals from respectively 2020 and […]

City For Youth – An interview with an organiser and mayors

City For Youth – An interview with an organiser and mayors

09/11/2021

The Association of Cities of Croatia together with the National Agency for Mobility and the EU Programme in Croatia launched the “City For Youth” certificate. The “Cities For Youth” certificate recognises cities that are dedicated to creating the quality of life, and the personal and professional growth of their young people. “City for Youth” is […]

Engaging in Lobbying – Positioning Youth Work

Engaging in Lobbying – Positioning Youth Work

05/11/2021

Jügend für Europa published “Engaging in Lobbying. Positioning Youth Work”. The publication is about the importance and relevance of lobbying for local youth (work) policymaking, and is based on the training course “Lobbying for youth work”. This publication is especially interesting for (local) youth workers, or people who are part of a national agency or […]

Opportunities of the international network “Europe Goes Local” for Ukrainian cities

Opportunities of the international network “Europe Goes Local” for Ukrainian cities

04/11/2021

The online training “Opportunities of the international network “Europe Goes Local” for Ukrainian cities” was organised by SALTO EECA in cooperation with Information Centre for Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps in Ukraine. There were participants from all over Ukraine and several European countries during the afternoon. Judit Balogh, the coordinator of Europe Goes Local, […]

European Advanced training course ‘Lobbying for Youth Work’: January 2022 – June 2023

European Advanced training course ‘Lobbying for Youth Work’: January 2022 – June 2023

12/10/2021

The stronger the people, the stronger the youth policy! Geert Boutsen (national coach Lobbying for Youth Work) This event is open for participants of Germany, Latvia, Croatia, Belgian-Flanders and France. Youth work is more than just pedagogical work with young people. It also implies a political dimension, which needs concrete action. The everyday work of […]

City for Youth – a certificate for municipalities in Croatia

City for Youth – a certificate for municipalities in Croatia

13/07/2021

The year of 2021 brings new horizons for local youth work in Croatia. Inspired by the European Charter on Local Youth Work, the Association of Cities in Croatia together with the Croatian Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes published a call inviting cities to apply for a ‘City for Youth’ certificate. How this initiative contributes to […]

Lobbying for youth work – developing youth work quality

Lobbying for youth work – developing youth work quality

21/06/2021

Back in 2019, the first round of the modular training ‘Lobbying for Youth Work’ took place in Germany, Austria and Latvia (online). The second edition is now in the pipeline. This training is an invitation to expand the skills and competencies of local youth workers, so that they can reach out to all the stakeholders […]

Presenting the Croatian Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes

Presenting the Croatian Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes

18/05/2021

Europe Goes Local closely follows and supports the goals and objectives of its network members, taking an active role in sharing youth work experiences and insights from each of the countries. Through this interview, you can get inspired and informed by Ms Aleksandra Švast, Senior Advisor in Department for European Solidarity Corps, from the Croatian […]

The road to developing Porto Youth Strategy 4.0

The road to developing Porto Youth Strategy 4.0

06/04/2021

In 2009, Porto was the first city in Portugal to develop a Municipal Youth Plan thus paving the way for the recognition and quality development of local youth policies. In December 2019, Deputy-Mayor for Youth, Catarina Araújo, announced to Porto Youth Council the will to develop Porto Youth Strategy 4.0, giving continuity to the previous […]

An EGL Roadmap – Conversation with Koen Lambert

An EGL Roadmap – Conversation with Koen Lambert

01/03/2021

The increasing demand for structured and continuous European cooperation to develop and strengthen youth work across Europe confirms and reinforces the significant role Europe Goes Local (EGL) plays in the youth work community of practice. As a distinguished European cooperation platform for quality development, EGL focuses on advocacy, knowledge exchange, peer learning and networking as […]

Building the youth work community of practice

Building the youth work community of practice

03/02/2021

At the closing of the 3rd European Youth Work Convention in December 2020, participants presented its final Declaration – ‘Signposts for the Future’. In expressed commitment to successfully implement the European Youth Work Agenda (EYWA), the Convention outlined future steps, actions and measures to be taken under the Bonn Process on local, regional and European […]

Gianluca Rossino: ‘Mutual learning is always to be encouraged in the youth sector’

Gianluca Rossino: ‘Mutual learning is always to be encouraged in the youth sector’

04/12/2020

Gianluca Rossino is one of the panelists, invited to speak at the EGL Changemaker Kit Webinar Launch in October. Mr Rossino is 22 and the current Italian Youth Delegate to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. As a student of international relations, he has a strong passion for youth […]

European Youth Capitals: Building Collaborative Communities

European Youth Capitals: Building Collaborative Communities

18/11/2020

As a strategic partnership that advances quality development of local youth work in municipalities across Europe, Europe Goes Local (EGL) understands how important it is to identify and promote diverse activities and initiatives of and to its members and partners in the hope of multiplying good practices, creating opportunities for growth and continuously elevating the […]

Nuotta coaching for young people – Finland

Nuotta coaching for young people – Finland

26/10/2020

As a strategic partnership that supports municipal level local youth work, Europe Goes Local (EGL) not only aims to raise the quality of youth work development but also create and influence a multiplier effect through identifying and promoting diverse activities of and to its members, partners and stakeholders. Thanks to the quality of its cooperation, […]

“Going back to the roots”- the Roots project in Leuven, Belgium

“Going back to the roots”- the Roots project in Leuven, Belgium

15/10/2020

As a strategic partnership that supports municipal level local youth work, Europe Goes Local (EGL) not only aims to raise the quality of youth work development but also create and influence a multiplier effect through identifying and promoting diverse activities of and to its members, partners and stakeholders. Thanks to the quality of its cooperation, […]

‘City incubator’: helping make the ideas of young people happen in Ljubljana, Slovenia

‘City incubator’: helping make the ideas of young people happen in Ljubljana, Slovenia

07/10/2020

As a strategic partnership that supports municipal level local youth work, Europe Goes Local (EGL) not only aims to raise the quality of youth work development but also create and influence a multiplier effect through identifying and promoting diverse activities of and to its members, partners and stakeholders. Thanks to the quality of its cooperation, […]

“WHO’S INCLUDED?” – A Local Organization Embedding Inclusivity in Youth Mobility

“WHO’S INCLUDED?” – A Local Organization Embedding Inclusivity in Youth Mobility

30/09/2020

As a strategic partnership that supports municipal level local youth work, Europe Goes Local (EGL) not only aims to raise the quality of youth work development but also create and influence a multiplier effect through identifying and promoting diverse activities of and to its members, partners and stakeholders. Thanks to the quality of its cooperation, […]

‘’FROM BEHIND THE GATE TO POLITICIANS’’ – YOUTH WORK IN TRENČIN

‘’FROM BEHIND THE GATE TO POLITICIANS’’ – YOUTH WORK IN TRENČIN

23/09/2020

As a strategic partnership that supports municipal level local youth work, Europe Goes Local (EGL) not only aims to raise the quality of youth work development but also create and influence a multiplier effect through identifying and promoting diverse activities of and to its members, partners and stakeholders. Thanks to the quality of its cooperation, […]

EGL: Presenting the German National Agency, Jugend für Europa

EGL: Presenting the German National Agency, Jugend für Europa

02/09/2020

As we continue our interesting and insightful journey, exploring the work of ELG’s National Agencies, today we have the pleasure to sit down and talk ‘all things youth work’ with Mr Claudius Siebel. Mr Siebel is the Policy Issues Coordinator for JUGEND für Europa – National Agency for the EU-Programmes (Erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION and […]

EYCA: A European actor in local youth work

EYCA: A European actor in local youth work

22/07/2020

July 2020 marks year 4 of the start of Europe Goes Local. From conception to creation to implementation, the structure of EGL’s DNA has always been relational and its core essence – strong and wholehearted partnerships. What has made EGL unique and set it apart is its diverse members across Europe who feel a strong […]

The Czech Experience – EGL in the Czech Republic

The Czech Experience – EGL in the Czech Republic

05/06/2020

As a continuation of our conversation on the activities and cooperation between the Slovak and Czech National Agencies, today we introduce to you Veronika Malantová who, together with Pavlína Slavíčková, coordinate EGL in the Czech NA. Veronika shares insights on the EGL partnership, their cooperation with the Slovak NA and the importance of quality youth […]

Europe Goes Local in Slovenia

Europe Goes Local in Slovenia

23/04/2020

As this week highlights the work and accomplishments of the Slovenian National Agency, we sit down with Uroš Skrinar who is the Head of Slovenia’s NA and Polona Siter Drnovšek – EGL Project National Coordinator to talk in detail about the NA’s vision, successes and plans for 2020. Q: Within the framework of EGL partnership, […]

Europe Goes Local in Finland

Europe Goes Local in Finland

16/04/2020

Today, we present to you our Q&A with Jutta Kivimäki who is a Senior Programme Advisor with the Finnish National Agency for Education. For getting informed on Finland’s NA work, please take a look. Q: Within the framework of EGL partnership, what are some highlights of the Finnish NA’s plan and strategy for 2020? In […]

Joint EGL strategy: Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Joint EGL strategy: Slovakia and the Czech Republic

09/04/2020

As part of the EGL in Action series, we now sit down with representatives of National Agencies to discuss their work and action plans to advance quality local youth work within the framework of their EGL partnership. Today we talk to the EGL Coordinator within the Slovak National Agency, Lenka Babicova about the nature of […]

Europe Goes Local in Croatia

Europe Goes Local in Croatia

29/03/2020

Today, we introduce to you two members of the EGL team in Croatia – Aleksandra Švast and Marko Kovačić. Ms Švast is the National EGL Coordinator within the Croatian National Agency (NA) as well as a Senior Advisor in the Department for Strategic Partnerships and Structured Dialogue in the Youth Field. Marko Kovačić, who is […]

Europe Goes Local inside scoop – What is on EGL’s plate recently?

Europe Goes Local inside scoop – What is on EGL’s plate recently?

19/02/2020

Europe Goes Local became a platform by now which offers several opportunities for cooperation, learning and development in local youth work. The actions and activities take place in various contexts from the European to the local level. In the coming months, we will introduce the aims, objectives and current plans of the project. As the […]

European Values: Finland’s creative concept for engaging youth

European Values: Finland’s creative concept for engaging youth

29/01/2020

We are in Finland, Lahti, where in 2019 a very interesting project took place. ‘European Values’ has been a project from the Finnish National working group to bring the European Youth Strategy into the practice. The goal was to get local actors to evaluate how their strategies and actions are related to this European Youth […]

Auli Wallenius and Lauri Keskivali

Auli Wallenius and Lauri Keskivali

29/01/2020

Behind every EGL Project there are people – those incredible, energetic and enthusiastic humans who make things happen on the field. People who manage the activities, build relationships, share knowledge, inspire local communities, keep an eye on the social impact of their work. Who are the faces of EGL? We want to get to know […]

Youth Work: the ‘Eger Way’

Youth Work: the ‘Eger Way’

08/01/2020

Today, we visit Eger, Hungary and talk to Gulyás Barnabás and Huszthy Boglárka about how quality local youth work is implemented locally. In June 2019, Barnabás and Boglárka took part in the 3rd EGL Event in Brussels and presented their local good practices on developing Eger’s Youth Action Plan, #TEger project and shared some successful […]

Boglárka Huszthy and Barnabás Gulyás

Boglárka Huszthy and Barnabás Gulyás

08/01/2020

Behind every EGL Project there are people – those incredible, energetic and enthusiastic humans who make things happen on the field. People who manage the activities, build relationships, share knowledge, inspire local communities, keep an eye on the social impact of their work. Who are the faces of EGL? We want to get to know […]

‘SPAM, I AM’ – Finland’s Self and Peer Assessment Model in Action

‘SPAM, I AM’ – Finland’s Self and Peer Assessment Model in Action

18/12/2019

The EGL Charter postulates that the ‘quality development of local youth work needs a clear and comprehensive system for documentation and follow-up of outcomes, preconditions, and work processes in relation to measurable indicators and aims’. Finland’s Self and Peer Assessment Model (SPAM) is such an example – a unique model for quality development of local […]

Merja Hovi and Mervi Ahola

Merja Hovi and Mervi Ahola

18/12/2019

Behind every EGL Project there are people – those incredible, energetic and enthusiastic humans who make things happen on the field. People who manage the activities, build relationships, share knowledge, inspire local communities, keep an eye on the social impact of their work. Who are the faces of EGL? We want to get to know […]

Sweden: Salutogenic Approach to Open Youth Work

Sweden: Salutogenic Approach to Open Youth Work

11/12/2019

Today, we introduce to you Diana Pettersson Svenneke and Pepe Herrera – a coordinator and a youth worker at the KC network in Sweden. They will talk to us about using salutogenic approach (promotion of health) to youth work and why it is important to focus on health factors that makes us function optimally. They […]

Diana Pettersson Svenneke and Pepe Herrera

Diana Pettersson Svenneke and Pepe Herrera

11/12/2019

Behind every EGL Project there are people – those incredible, energetic and enthusiastic humans who make things happen on the field. People who manage the activities, build relationships, share knowledge, inspire local communities, keep an eye on the social impact of their work. Who are the faces of EGL? We want to get to know […]

Project “Laut!” – Youth Participation in Germany

Project “Laut!” – Youth Participation in Germany

04/12/2019

LET’S GET ‘Laut!’ The goal of ‘Laut!’(‘Loud’ in English) is to stimulate participation and give presence and voice to all young people in Nuremberg. It makes a point that young people are a very diverse group and in order to provide quality support and representation, a wide range of varied approaches is required. The multiple […]

Igor Korovin, a Youth Volunteer at ‘Laut’!

Igor Korovin, a Youth Volunteer at ‘Laut’!

04/12/2019

Behind every EGL Project there are people – those incredible, energetic and enthusiastic humans who make things happen on the field. People who manage the activities, build relationships, share knowledge, inspire local communities, keep an eye on the social impact of their work. Who are the faces of EGL? We want to get to know […]

Welcome to Pregrada, Croatia!

Welcome to Pregrada, Croatia!

27/11/2019

Europe Goes Local is currently the biggest European project formed as a strategic partnership between 24 National agencies in charge of implementation of Erasmus+ program in the area of youth work and policy. Croatia participates in this project with 11 municipalities and towns. The project is coordinated by the national delegation represented by the Agency for Mobility and EU programs and experts from the field of Youth Work.

Tajana Broz and Petra Vdovic, Pregrada Croatia

Tajana Broz and Petra Vdovic, Pregrada Croatia

27/11/2019

Behind every EGL Project there are people – those incredible, energetic and enthusiastic humans who make things happen on the field. People who manage the activities, build relationships, share knowledge, inspire local communities, keep an eye on the social impact of their work. Who are the faces of EGL? We want to get to know […]

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