The team of the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth (EU-CoE youth partnership) is happy to present you this new edition of our newsletter.
The EU – CoE youth partnership in 2017
In April, the European Commission and the Council of Europe signed the Grant Agreement on the partnership on youth for 2017. The 2017 priorities will continue to focus on participation / citizenship, social inclusion and recognition and quality of youth work.
Symposium “Youth policy responses to the contemporary challenges faced by young people”
12 – 14 June 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
This Symposium is the key event in the EU – CoE youth partnership’s work in 2017. The Symposium will gather up to 120 participants and it will increase their knowledge on youth policy realities, challenges and its principles of governance. It will also support them to further develop their policy practice. It is organised in the framework of the Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
In 2017, the EU-CoE youth partnership will develop an online course on youth policy. The aim of the online course is to support learners in gaining an overview of the scope, the actors, the components, the mechanisms and the history of youth policies in Europe.
A survey on the learning needs of potential course participants gathered in early May 2017 more than 470 responses.
Research on educational paths for youth workers and building a youth work background information template
The EU-CoE youth partnership is carrying out in 2017 a mapping study on the ways in which youth workers are educated and trained and the implications for the youth work quality and on the social benefit youth workers bridge.
In 2017, the EU-CoE youth partnership is developing a research-based publication, regarding the key challenges of young refugees and their inclusion in society.
Secondly, the EU-CoE youth partnership is planning learning workshops, based on local practices of inclusion of young refugees by the youth sector, to be held in autumn 2017. A third initiative is collecting good practice initiatives of youth work supporting young refugee integration. Speak about your initiative here! Deadline for contributions is 27 June 2017.
A new Pool of European Youth Researchers
A new Pool of 35 European Youth Researchers (PEYR) was selected in April. It will contribute to evidence based policy-making in the field of youth, and also to strengthening knowledge dialogues in Eastern Europe and Caucasus and South East Europe.
European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy (EKCYP)
In 2017, the EKCYP will support knowledge gathering on youth work, educational paths for youth workers and youth policy. The 2016 Report of the 12th EKCYP Annual Meeting is now available, together with the report of the joint meeting of EKCYP correspondents and the PEYR.
Mara Georgescu joined the team of the EU – CoE youth partnership in March 2017 as senior project officer. Her main areas of interest are youth work, social inclusion, intercultural learning and dialogue, human rights education and participation.
It is possible for all actors and stakeholders in the European youth field to contribute to an overview of European activities with relevance for youth policy!You would like to post your event on the EU-CoE youth partnership calendar? Contact us!