Would you like to find out more current trends and developments in youth work in different countries of Europe and at European level?/em>
Are you keen on learning more and trying out recently developed innovative tools and methods?
Do you want to reflect and discuss with other professionals in youth work and related fields from across Europe innovation in youth work and youth work policy and how this contributes to further developing quality in youth work?
Then this event might be for you.
The European Academy on Youth Work offers platform for reflection on hot European topics with relevance to the youth field, on recent or current developments and future trends. It is placed in the triangle innovation in youth work - quality of youth work - training & education in youth work.
140 participants will be invited to the first edition of the EAYW to discuss “Innovation, Current Trends and Developments in Youth Work”.
Participants will be able to participate in plenary sessions, informal open spaces and sessions of their choice, where they can:
- Explore and test innovative tools, models and methods,
- learn and reflect about experiences and learning outcomes of youth work projects and practices that are responding to current developments an challenges, from local to European, and their political impact,
- get to know and discuss outcomes of recent research, studies and reflection papers,
- reflect on how these practices, tools or studies relate to and can be transferred to their own working context.
The target group of the EAYW are:
- Experienced youth workers, paid and/or volunteers, from all levels (local, regional, national, European) and representatives of NGOs and
- Professionals in areas with relevance for the youth sector, such as
- representatives of youth work policies and public services, National Agencies and other youth work structures,
- trainers and educators in the field of youth work (education) and
- professionals from the fields of science and research.
Participants should have a keen interest in learning about and contributing to new and innovative initiatives and developments, in order to further develop youth work or frameworks for youth work in their own context.