Back European Youth(work) Training - Coyote - Issue # 28

Hello readers!

Coyote is 20 years old – how about that?! More about that at the end…

Here we go back to our roots! The covenant - as it was called when the Partnership for youth was set up - concentrated on training and curriculum development and the magazine should be a means of communication for all those interested in youth training to share and learn.

When the editorial team met at the beginning of summer we did a little mapping exercise: who or what has a stake in European youth(work) training?

This edition is a bit of an experiment for us – we added articles at different points throughout 2019 and one now in 2020.

So you will find:

  • a really personal opinion piece about the role(s) of training today;
  • some glimpses of the aims and mechanisms of the European Training Strategy;
  • a challenge to trainers to get themselves informed about the different education and career paths people take in different countries to become “youth workers”;
  • an invitation to trainers to experiment with different forms of selfassessment and feedback in order to improve their competence development;
  • how training is seen and implemented by the Council of Europe’s Youth Department:
  • a stimulating piece about whether training meets the current needs of young people;
  • some examples of how the youth field can learn from other sectors;
  • a call to leave enough space for participants to complete experiential learning cycles;
  • some thoughtprovoking questions for trainers to consider;
  • resources to help you to investigate the field of training further;
  • and a suggestion to look at the skeletons of camels in a different way!

And one new crucial article, which was worth waiting for: a questioning look at the necessary roles of trainers and training providers if we want to really contribute to sustainability.