Illustration: Coline Robin, photo background: Jfxie (CC BY 2.0)

Illustration: Coline Robin, photo background: Jfxie (CC BY 2.0)



by Mark E. Taylor


Hello birthday babes!

Who would have thought it, back in November 1998, that the EU-CoE youth partnership would continue growing and blossoming this long? Twenty years is a good anniversary to celebrate and Coyote is here to fly the kite!

Coincidentally, the Coyote editorial team was again in Tallinn to start exploring the themes for this issue, by attending the Connecting the Dots: Young People, Social Inclusion and Digitalisation symposium. Great harvesting ground for ideas and potential authors!

For this issue we have invited a whole range of people and organisations to give their views on the stakes they hold and have held in the development of the partnership and the crucial issues with which it works. So you will find here:

  • how the two sponsoring institutions, the co-ordinators and youth representatives see its past, present and future roles;
  • what traces their relationship with the partnership has left on a range of individuals;
  • how major themes like participation of young people and European citizenship can be seen in the future;
  • an analysis of the ways in which the partnership contributed to putting youth work on the map;
  • a whole menu of the riches to choose from in the youth partnership restaurant;
  • how renovating old fishing boats can contribute to social inclusion;
  • a summary of the digital challenges facing youth services;
  • some ways to change perspectives on the youth participation ladder;
  • where and how intercultural learning can provide solutions in a post-truth world;
  • and what happens when the egg leans on the door…

As you will see: if the youth partnership did not exist now, they would have to invent it!

Many thanks for all contributions and, of course, heartfelt thanks

to the members of the Coyote editorial team:

  • Howard Williamson (co-editor)
  • Larissa Nenning
  • Maria Koutatzi
  • Mara Georgescu
  • Viktoria Karpatszki

to our great illustrators:

  • Ana Soraia Mendes
  • Coline Robin
  • Matia Losego
  • Siiri Taimla
  • Vanda Kovacs

And to our web designer:

  • Lali Bouché

May the Spirit of Spiffy go with you!


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