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Youth Work and sustainable communities: the role of the European Youth Card in delivering youth work services 2019

Youth Work and sustainable communities: the role of the European Youth Card in delivering youth work services

Aim of the Seminar
As one of the leading European countries in promoting qualitative youth work services, Finland is the perfect location to host one of the Partial Agreement’s seminars, especially as it holds the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers for the period of November 2018 – May 2019. It will be a follow-up to the main activity of the Finnish Chairmanship in the field of youth, namely the seminar “Educational Pathways for Youth Workers” (20-22 February 2019, Helsinki).

The main objectives of the event are:
a) Explore the understanding of ‘youth work services’ and the variety of models across CoE countries;
b) Promote the importance of youth work in building sustainable communities, based on access to rights and social inclusion of vulnerable young people;
c) Consider the role of the European Youth Card in implementing specific CoE legislation, in particular the recommendation on youth work CM/Rec (2017).

The seminar will offer the space to learn from the Finnish model of youth work and understand the process from policy design to implementation. The event is expected to bring together youth workers, young people (beneficiaries), representatives of Ministries responsible with youth work in the Partial Agreement member states and researchers.

The Seminar “Youth Work and sustainable communities: the role of European Youth Card in delivering youth card services” will take place in Helsinki, Finland, on 5-7 May 2019 as part of the programme of Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the European Youth Card of the Council of Europe.

Three partners joined forces for its implementation: the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card of the Council of Europe (Finland is part of the Partial Agreement), the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) and its Finnish member organization – Finnish Youth Co-operation – Allianssi.

As one of the leading European countries in promoting qualitative youth work services, Finland is the perfect location to host one of the Partial Agreement’s seminars, especially as it holds the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers for the period of November 2018 – May 2019. It will be a follow-up to the main activity of the Finnish Chairmanship in the field of youth, namely the seminar “Educational Pathways for Youth Workers” (20-22 February 2019, Helsinki).

For more practical information and to apply check the links below:

 Call for application and presentation of the seminar (pdf version)

 Call for application and presentation of the seminar (word version)

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