The political crisis in Turkey now has also immediate consequences for International youth work. On Thursday afternoon, the International Association for Education and Exchange (IBB e.V.) was informed, that the youth group from Turkey will not come to Dortmund for a German-Turkish youth week, planned for August. Due to de facto travel restrictions and the uncertain situation, another Turkish project partner also pulls out of the International youth workcamp support programme ewoca³. From the 2nd to the 9th of August, youths from the Turkish cities of Muğla and Eskişehir wanted
In the current issue of the journal “Europäische Erziehung”, ewoca³ project officer Katharina Teiting writes about the funding programmes ewoca³ and ewoca³(+). How do the ewoca³ partnerships work? How is funding and financing organised in this major project of European youth cooperation ? How do the programmes and the project partners put the goal into practice to reach young people who otherwise rarely have the opportunity to gain international experience? The journal is published by the German section of the European Association for Education (AEDE), a federation of teachers of all educational and professional areas
From France to Siberia: 15 international workcamps in eleven countries! A grand European youth project will start into its 2016 action phase: More than 300 youths from 17 countries will travel to 15 international workcamps, in order to realise social and sustainable projects. Taking part are youth groups from nine cities in North Rhine-Westphalia, but also from Brandenburg, Thuringia, and Schleswig-Holstein. All of this is made possible by the support programmes ewoca³ and ewoca³(+). Youths from Cologne-Chorweiler will take the first step: On Sunday, the 26th of June, they will
They are preparing for a major project of European youth work collaboration: From the 25th to the 30th of May, youth group leaders from 45 organisations from 17 European countries take part in a training event in Hattingen, in North Rhine-Westphalia. This summer and autumn, they will organise a total of 15 international youth workcamps in eleven European countries. The workcamp leader training is part of the support and qualification programme of the funding programmes ewoca³ and ewoca³(+). How can we actively shape group processes? How does intercultural learning work?
While discussions all over Europe are focused on the closing of borders and increasing isolationism, representatives of 45 youth work organisations in 17 European countries met in Hattingen on the Ruhr. Using international youth encounters, together they want to take a stand for an open Europe. This summer and autumn 15 workcamps will take place in eleven countries. From the 10th to the 14th of March, at the DGB (Federation of German trade unions) youth education centre Hattingen, the activists continued to network and plan their projects. They build an
Youths from Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark and Ukraine build a sea-worthy Viking boat together – all the while dealing intensively with the role of minorities in Europe. Now, this unusual project of international youth work gets additional support from politics: Kristin Alheit, Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equality of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, is now the official patron of next year’s workcamp. The project, realised by the association Alte Schule e.V. from Buchholz near Ratzeburg in Schleswig-Holstein together with two partner organisations in Denmark and Ukraine, will run for
Potsdam, 02.11.2015 – Will we manage the lift-off towards a common European future? On Monday, representatives from science and politics met with youths and international youth work professionals at the Brandenburg State Parliament. At the one-day event they discussed the chances and challenges of good international youth projects. International youth work does not just support the young participants and improves the situation at the location. It also helps in overcoming boundaries in the minds of those involved. Other symposiums are often adult-exclusive. However, this Monday, those concerned could also participate:
The International Association for Education and Exchange (IBB), in cooperation with the Regional Youth Council Brandenburg, organises a symposium under the headline of „International youth work is the future!“, which will take place on the 2nd of November 2015 at the state parliament in Potsdam. The symposium will deal with the current state of international youth work in Germany in general, but also with the specific needs and challenges for Brandenburg. Talks by experts will provide an entry point to the topic. Following this, we want to put the knowledge