The International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany (IJAB) published a new brochure. The title: “Refugees welcome – also in international youth work”. It presents concepts and successful examples from practice, on how young refugees can be integrated into formats of international youth work. ewoca³ project manager Katharina Teiting reports in her contribution on the experiences made as part of the ewoca³ workcamps. She describes the general conditions necessary for successful work, and gives advice to other organisation looking towards actively opening their projects for refugees. The brochures
In the project “Pimp my Europe”, the International Association for Education and Exchange (IBB e.V.) gathers youths and politicians, to collaboratively work on the future of Europe. Increasing right-wing populism in many European countries, the situation at the EU external borders, the arrival of thousands of refugees, and finally the Brexit referendum: There are more than enough reasons to discuss European values once again. The perspective of the young generation can not be overheard – it is them, who have to live with the decisions taken for the longest. For
Süsel. Youths from Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark and Ukraine together are building a sea-worthy viking boat – and in the meantime intensively deal with the role of minorities in Europe. On Thursday, 25th of August 2016, Kristin Alheit, Minister for Social Affairs, Health, Families, and Equal Opportunities of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, visited the unusual project in international youth work. „Of Vikings and other minorities – Experiencing democracy in Europe“ – this is the title of the tree-year project, realised by the association Alte Schule e.V. from Buchholz, together with two
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