EPLM Newsletter #2 EPLM Newsletter #2



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You are reading the latest issue of the European Platform on Learning Mobility in the Youth Field newsletter, a network for European practitioners, policy makers and researchers working in the field of non-formal education. The newsletter presenting you the latest information concerning

Latest EPLM Activities

"Researcher-practitioner-politician dialogue would be a great opportunity" - Interview with Prof. Dr. Günter Friesenhahn of the University of Koblenz

The promotion and appreciation of "learning mobility" has long been guaranteeing a sustainable youth policy for the European Commission. However, what is missing Europe-wide is the close interaction between research, practice and policy. To read the interview with Prof. Dr. Günter Friesenhahn of the University of Koblenz please click here

Study on the Europeanization of youth policies

In the framework of the French National Institute of Youth and Community Education (INJEP) and the French Ministry of sports, youth, third-sector activities and community education a study on the Europeanization of youth policies, regarding the public action to support youth mobility will be realized. They are trying to identify the role of European dynamics in the elaboration and implementation of youth policies at national, regional and local level. In this framework INJEP is collecting information about the platform on Learning Mobility and cooperating with the Advisory Council on youth of the Council of Europe on the mobility issue. A first report was published in the frame of this study for further information please click here

EPLM Steering Group Meeting

From November 12th to November 13th the next steering group meeting will take place in Bonn, Germany. The focus of the meeting is on the future development of the network and on the transfer of coordination to a host for the year 2014.


RAY Network Conference "International youth work and mobility as learning contexts: Research evidence for policy and practice"
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 02:00pm - Thursday, 19 September 2013 04:00pm
Europahaus Vienna, Austria

Conference "Youth in 2020 – the Future of Youth Policies"
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 - Friday, 04 October 2013
Budapest, Hungary

Symposium: Future of EU cooperation in the field of YOUTH in the context of the new programme
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 - Friday, 08 November 2013
Ljubljana, Slowenia

EPLM Steering Group Meeting
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 - Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Bonn, Germany

European conference: Think European – act local: the role of federal states and regions in the EU Youth Strategy
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Brussels, Belgium


Recognize your strengths and talk about it: Good marks for the Youth Pass

235,000 certificates issued by 10,000 organizations in 20,000 projects are the impressive numbers for the Youth Pass. A new study reveals its particular help to recognize own strengths and to communicate.To read the article please click here: Good marks for the Youth Pass

Youthpass Impact Study

Young people's personal development and employability and the recognition of youth work is a study carried out in 2012-2013 to assess the impact that Youthpass has had on please click here: Youthpass Impact Study

Book release: The ERASMUS Phenomenon - Symbol of a New European Generation? Feyen, Benjamin / Krzaklewska, Ewa (eds., 2013)

In 2012, the ERASMUS programme celebrated its 25th anniversary. As one of the best-known initiatives of the EU, it has already enabled almost three million students to spend a part of their studies abroad. This interdisciplinary volume attempts to explain the fascination behind ERASMUS. The authors examine the role of student mobility within the European integration process and judge its impact on how young citizens identify with Europe. Is there a «Generation ERASMUS», and what characteristics does it have? Can ERASMUS serve as a symbol for «new» Europeans? For further information and order please click here: The ERASMUS Phenomenon

Position paper: The Social Inclusion Challenge: 10 opportunities for EVS 2014-2020

In early July, the Association of Voluntary Service Organisations (AVSO) published the position paper "10 opportunities for EVS 2014-2020". With this paper the European advocacy of voluntary service organizations aims to focus the new EU program Erasmus more on young people with fewer opportunities. To download the position paper please click here: The Social Inclusion Challenge

New Ray analysis on learning in YIA 2012 are published

The RAY (Research-based Analysis and Monitoring of Youth in Action) surveys and studies are designed to investigate a number of relevant themes: the impact of the programme's activities on participants, especially with respect to their participation in public life as well as their educational and occupational pathways; the learning processes of all those involved in funded projects; the profiles of those young people and youth leaders/workers involved in the project, with a special focus on their socio-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds; and the accessibility to the programme's activities, in particular for young people with fewer opportunities. To read the newest RAY analysis please click here: RAY Interim Transnational Analysis on Learning in YiA 2012 - Executive Summary and  RAY Interim Transnational Analysis on Learning in YiA 2012

UN World Youth Report

The International Youth Day 2013 was celebrated under the theme ‘Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward.' The UN World Youth Report offers a multidimensional perspective of the life experiences of youth migrants, as well as some insights on the role of youth participation in migration-development policymaking and practice. To learn more about the report click here: UN World Youth Report For further information on International Youth Day visit: International Youth Day 2013

1st Biennial conference 2013

Mobility Spaces, Learning Spaces - Linking Policy, Research and Practice

20 - 22 March 2013, GLS Language Centre Berlin, Germany

Steering Group EPLM

The European Platform on Learning Mobility in the Youth Field is guided by a Steering Group with representatives of the following organisations...

EPLM - Material and downloads

We provide some relevant documents about the EPLM as downloadable files