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EU-CoE youth partnership activities for 2012

See also the activities for 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007

 

12-13 January 2012

Preparatory meeting for the seminar “Youth participation”/Southern Mediterranean youth event in Malta (postponed form 2011) 

Location: Paris

Contact: philipp.boetzelen@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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27-28 January 2012

Preparatory meeting Summer University/Youth Knowledge Forum 2013

Location: Cologne

Contact: joachim.schild@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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16-17 February 2012

3rd Expert Group meeting Recognition of Youth Work and Non-Formal Learning

Description: Recognition of non-formal learning and of youth work is a key priority of the EU-CoE youth partnership, based on the joint working paper “Pathways towards recognition of non-formal and informal learning in the youth field” and supported by the Expert Group on ''Recognition of youth work and of non-formal learning'' which was created in 2011 and meets twice a year.

The “Symposium on Recognition of Youth Work and of Non-formal Learning” in November 2011 in Strasbourg was a crucial event in the political process leading to a final statement and plan of action of participants who expressed the need for a coordinated approach at European level and the expectation to the EU-CoE youth partnership team to play a coordinating role in a number of future actions.

The activities in 2012 coordinated by the EU-CoE youth partnership and continuously supported by the expert group will focus on:

  1. further collecting, systematising, completing and dissemination of knowledge on the subject,
  2. promoting social and political recognition of youth work and non-formal learning (emphasising their positive role in promoting intercultural dialogue, democratic citizenship and human rights and in supporting social inclusion and access of young people to social rights and to the labour market).

Two meetings of the expert group on recognition of youth work and of non-formal learning are planned, with the aim to evaluate, disseminate and monitor the follow-up of the results of the Symposium and to discuss and coordinate further strategies in the field.

Partners: SALTO Resource Centre Training & Cooperation - University or Institute

Location: Strasbourg

Contact: joachim.schild@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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28 February 2012

Preparatory meeting for Pilot Seminar “Participatory and knowledge-based youth policy”

Location: Frankfurt

Contact: joachim.schild@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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29 February 2012

Editorial team meeting COYOTE #19

Location: Strasbourg

Contact: joachim.schild@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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5-6 March 2012

2nd Annual Meeting of Pool of European Youth Researchers

Description: The pool aims at providing a platform for consultation and an exchange on new developments in the field of youth research and youth policy on European and national levels.

The objectives of the PEYR are:

  • actively contribute to youth research and knowledge development;
  • provide a research perspective on European youth policy development;
  • enhance evidence-based policy making;
  • constitute a “task force” through exchange between its members, engagement with the wider youth research community and with structures of youth policy and practice at European level.

At this meeting, the members of the Pool will meet with representatives of both partner institutions (EU and CoE) to discuss evidence-based youth policy-making. PEYR members will equally discuss research findings and ways of improving the functioning of the Pool and transfer of knowledge to policy-makers.

Location: Brussels

Contact: srd.kisevic@partnership-eu.coe.int 
 

 

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8-9 March 2012

Steering Group on Learning Mobility and preparatory meeting 1st European Platform on Learning Mobility 2013

Location: Bonn

Contact: joachim.schild@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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22-24 March 2012

Seminar “Youth participation”/Southern Mediterranean youth event in Malta (postponed from 2011)

Description: This workshop for young people from both shores of the Mediterranean should focus on the role and status of youth organisations as crucial actors in the development and consolidation of inclusive and pluralistic democracies based on human rights and the rule of law. Alongside a joint analysis on the impact of youth organisations on the Arab revolutions and their modified role within the resulting transition process, the workshop should enable youth organisations to network and exchange on their experiences and (capacity-building) needs.

Programme and methodology
The programme will combine contents and methods of a seminar - presentations from institutional representatives, experts, discussions, working groups. Specific competence areas to be addressed are:

  • Youth participation and its role in youth policy
  • Youth policy models
  • Democratic leadership
  • Networking and advocacy.

A preparatory meeting on this and the subsequent event in Tunis has been held January 12 and 13th in Paris.
Related to the objectives and connectione between the two events the meeting report notes:
It was agreed that the first event will be the NGO colloquy to be held in Malta, and a higher-level symposium on youth in the South-Mediterranean region (symposium/conference on Youth participation for the promotion of peace, human rights and fundamental freedom) in autumn 2012 in Tunis. Mr Khaled Louhichi informed about the commitment of the Tunisian government to host the symposium in Tunis.
As to the concepts of the events, a broad consensus was reached on the main parameters, a number of details to be agreed consequently, especially regarding the event in Tunis that will build as well on the achievements of Malta event. In general terms, it was agreed that the Malta workshop should be dedicated to an analysis and exchange on the (youth related) implications of Arab spring, followed by a needs
assessment and discussion of related project proposals from the perspective of youth NGO's and civil society initiatives. The follow up event in Tunis should be used to communicate the results of the Malta event to a wider public and to discuss conclusions and proposals for future cooperation with representatives from policy and research."

Location: Malta

Contact: philipp.boetzelen@partnership-eu.coe.int in cooperation with viktoria.karpatska@partnership-eu.coe.int and Marcos Andrade (North South Centre)

 

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27 March 2012

Preparatory meeting EECA symposium in Georgia

Location: Budapest

Contact: srd.kisevic@partnership-eu.coe.int 
 

 

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30 March 2012

Preparatory meeting Forum 21

Location: Budapest

Contact: joachim.schild@partnership-eu.coe.int 
 

 

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4-5 June 2012

Expert workshop on National Knowledge Networks

Location: Strasbourg

Contact: philipp.boetzelen@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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7-10 June 2012

6th conference on Young people and societies in Europe and the Mediterranean (EKCYP cooperation project)

Location: Barcelona

Contact: philipp.boetzelen@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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11-12 June 2012

Youth Policy symposium Eastern Europe and Caucasus

Description: Following the workshops on youth policy development in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus (Budapest, Hungary 2008: Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland 2009) and the symposium on Youth Policy Cooperation in the EECA region (Odessa July 2011) the EU-CoE youth partnership will organize in 2012 a follow-up Youth policy symposium with EECA countries dedicated to knowledge-based approaches in youth policy-making and to strategies for the promotion and recognition of youth work.

Location: Georgia

Contact: srd.kisevic@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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28-29 August 2012

Tunis symposium: "Arab spring: Youth participation for the promotion of peace, human rights and fundamental freedoms”

Description: Among its priorities, the EU-CoE youth partnership seeks to provide better understanding and knowledge of youth issues and youth policy development, resulting a framework for co-operation. In addition, the partnership aims to further develop youth work and evidence based youth policy by promoting exchanges, dialogue and networks.
Given the recent political changes and the institutional support for a growing European engagement in the region, the symposium should contribute to the assessment of young people's needs with regard to strengthening their participation and contributing to the construction of democratic and inclusive societies. In this respect, the voice of young people needs to be heard.

In a second step, instruments of youth policy for enhancing young people’s participation and democratic citizenship should be presented and their relevance for the regional context discussed.

The objectives of the symposium are:

  • To analyse the current situation of young people in the South-Mediterranean region and their role in ongoing change processes;
  • To exchange information on the role of youth in situations of transition towards democracy;
  • To present youth participation models and discuss their relevance for the regional context;
  • To discuss how youth participation in the South-Mediterranean region could be supported and enhanced throughprojects and strategies; and
  • To discuss further practical steps to promote youth participation, support youth policy institutions and civil society organisations, and strengthen youth research. 

Location: Tunis

Partners: League of Arab States - International Governmental Organisation

Contact: joachim.schild@partnership-eu.coe.int and philipp.boetzelen@partnership-eu.coe.int

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11-12 September 2012

Steering Group on Learning Mobility

Location: Berlin

Contact: joachim.schild@partnership-eu.coe.int

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17 September 2012 Partnership Advisory Group

Description: The Partnership Advisory Group meeting is held once a year, assuring the association of stakeholders and partners to EU-CoE youth partnership activities and increasing visibility, transparency and synergies. Participants: The Partnership Advisory Group gathers stakeholders and partners of the EU-CoE youth partnership programme, particularly representatives of the National Agencies of the Youth in Action programme and the SALTO Resource Centres, the Eurodesk network, the statutory bodies of the Council of Europe (CDEJ and Advisory Council), the European Youth Forum, the EuroMed Youth Platform, the League of Arab States, the Anna Lind Foundation, the researchers’ community and others.

Location: Brussels

Contact: marta.medlinska@partnership-eu.coe.int

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18-19 September 2012

European Knowledge Center for Youth Policy: correspondents meeting

Description: Since 2011 EKCYP correspondents have to comply with an extended duty which includes the contribution to the setup of national networks on youth knowledge. Also, new information templates for collecting data on better knowledge of youth and youth in the world will be proposed by the EU-CoE youth partnership. The meeting will allow for following up and exchanging on the progress made by correspondents related to these tasks. Moreover, this meeting should be used to gather EKCYP-correspondents feedback on the (currently envisaged) new webportal of the EU-CoE youth partnership.
The meeting of EKCYP correspondents also serves for an exchange on experiences and good models of good pratice, the development of standards and common working approaches and a corporate identity.

Location: Brussels

Contact: philipp.boetzelen@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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20-22 September 2012 (tbc)

Expert meeting Indicators Intercultural Dialogue

Location: Mollina

 Contact: viktoria.karpatska@partnership-eu.coe.int in cooperation with Rui Gomes

 

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1-3 October 2012

Symposium in South East Europe

Description: As a follow up to the earlier EU-CoE youth partnership / SALTO RC SEE activities in the region of South East Europe (Trogir, Croatia 2007; Belgrade, Serbia 2008; Brdo, Slovenia 2009) and country studies on youth policy released in 7 countries of the region the conference Youth Policy Cooperation in South East Europe: focus on recognition of youth work & non-formal learning aims to continue the reflection and exchange on youth policy cooperation in the region and – more specifically – to place the topic of recognition of non-formal learning/education and of youth work on the political agenda of the countries of the South East Europe region.

Location: Albania

Contact: srd.kisevic@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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15 October 2012 (tbc)

Partnership Management Board

Description: The Partnership Management Board prepares decisions, co-ordinates and steers the activities of the EU-Council of Europe youth partnership joint programme. It meets twice a year, in spring and in autumn. Participants: The EU-CoE youth Partnership Management Board invites representatives of the Council of Europe (including a representative of the Joint Council), the European Commission, the EU-CoE youth partnership team and as an observer the European Youth Forum.

Location: Strasbourg

Contact: marta.medlinska@partnership-eu.coe.int

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5-7 November 2012

Africa Europe Youth Platform

Location: Addis Ababa

Contact: joachim.schild@partnership-eu.coe.int, in cooperation with Marcos Andrade, North South Centre.

 

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5-6 November 2012 (tbc)

Expert Group meeting Recognition of Youth Work and Non-Formal Learning

Description: Recognition of non-formal learning and of youth work is a key priority of the EU-CoE youth partnership, based on the joint working paper “Pathways towards recognition of non-formal and informal learning in the youth field” and supported by the Expert Group on ''Recognition of youth work and of non-formal learning'' which was created in 2011 and meets twice a year. The 4th meeting of the expert group on recognition of youth work and of non-formal learning aims at promoting and monitoring the political process and implementation of actions and to discuss and coordinate further strategies in the field.

Location: Brussels

Partners: SALTO Resource Centre Training and Cooperation - University or Institute

Contact: joachim.schild@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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7-9 November 2012 (tbc)

Expert workshop on National Knowledge Networks

Location: Strasbourg

Contact: philipp.boetzelen@partnership-eu.coe.int

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2,5 days between 12-16 November 2012

Expert Group meeting Pilot Seminar “Participatory and knowledge based Youth Policy”

Description: The EU-CoE youth partnership was approached by various key partners to develop a seminar course on youth policy, youth research and youth work practice that can be offered in the future to various structures (National Agencies of the Youth in Action programme, SALTO Resource Centres, European Youth Forum, Ministries responsible for Youth, YouthNGO’s, researchers). Based on experiences made in a pilot course of the MA European Youth Studies and of the Youth Department in the Council of Europe this course should develop and test a new curriculum that can be copied and multiplied in future trainings. The test phase will take place in 2013 only while 2012 is foreseen as a development phase. Participants: youth researchers, youth workers, youth policy makers.

Location: Budapest

Partners: National Agency of Youth In Action programme - University or Institute

Contact: marta.medlinska@partnership-eu.coe.int

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17-19 December 2012

Symposium “Social exclusion – addressing extreme forms of youth expression”

Description:  The symposium will discuss social inclusion of young people as the most relevant political challenge in Europe and neighbouring regions today: impact of growing unemployment, exclusion from rights, less opportunities, diminishing prospects for the future of young people are the key items of the symposium as well as potential forms of reactions of young people. The EU-CoE youth partnership’s symposium on this topic will examine, and build upon, the achievements of other actors in the field.

Location: Budapest

Contact: srd.kisevic@partnership-eu.coe.int

 

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