EGL coordinator Judit Balogh presented at the TCA Meeting “Roads to Recognition of Youth Work” on the 7th of December. She introduced Europe Goes Local (EGL), the European Charter on Local Youth Work, and our new intranet WorkVivo. This consultancy and brainstorming event about creating new youth work policy took place in Ioannina, Greece.

The second day of this TCA meeting was about  youth work at the local, national, and European level.  Judit called in through Zoom to join the participants online. She introduced EGL in general, and went deeper into the Changemakers Kit and the European Charter on Local Youth Work.

Judit explained how the youth workers can use the Charter to reflect on their local realities and how the Charter can support creating policies and strategies for youth work and help recognition. She also showed the Changemakers Kit. This online toolkit guides municipalities and local organizations in starting a quality development journey, assessing the quality of youth work, creating dialogue with the different stakeholders and making an action plan together. Furthermore, Judit also told the participants about EGL’s new intranet. This will become an online platform and community building tool to bring together all actors involved in EGL.

A young person is walking next to a sea. Above him is the text "Roads to Recognition of Youth Work" and the logos of Erasmus+, European Year of Youth, and Erasmus+ Greece

Around 18 youth workers and representatives of Association of Youth Workers from Greece and Europe joined. They’ve discussed the formal and political recognition of youth work. Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and the Hellenic Association of Youth Workers cooperated to organise this activity.

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