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Barbara Charlotte Wurster

Japan: On the way to an inclusive society

Between 11 and 26 February 2019, a group of young experts under the age of 40 visited Japan on the invitation of the Japanese Cabinet Office – the 17th such exchange. Among the group were nine German experts who work with senior citizens, young people or people with disabilities. Here, German delegation leader Barbara Wurster from the Federal Youth Ministry reports on the trip. [read more]

Mehrere behinderte und nicht-behinderte Menschen reden miteinander.
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Christian Herrmann

VISION:INCLUSiON discusses inclusion on international level

How can international youth work become inclusive? The IJAB project VISION:INCLUSiON will further develop possible answers in an international context. Interested organisations will have the opportunity to intensify the exchange during a conference and a match-making seminar at the end of November. Registration is now open! [read more]

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Ulrike Werner

Everyone’s invited! Successful inclusion in international youth work

Last summer, Lisa took part in an international exchange in the Czech Republic. Not very exciting, you say? Actually it is, because Lisa is deaf and inclusive youth exchanges are still quite a rarity. The inclusion strategy for international youth work – recently published by IJAB – is designed to change that. [read more]

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Christian Herrmann

Conference on inclusion in German-Greek youth exchanges: Highlighting the benefits of diversity

German-Greek youth exchanges have been given more priority in recent years. To ensure that quality corresponds to quantity, the Federal Youth Ministry and IJAB organise regular expert conferences. The latest event took place on 9 and 10 November, with providers of youth exchanges between Germany and Greece discussing how young people with a disability, too, can benefit from the exchanges. What ideas did they come up with in regard to inclusion? [read more]

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Christian Herrmann

German-Japanese study programmes on inclusion and social environments: "I'd like society to be as diverse as this"

Is there something that Japanese experts in Germany, or German experts in Japan can learn about inclusion? Are there any proven models in Germany or Japan for working with children and adolescents in social environments that could provide inspiration for experts? Study programmes were organised in 2016 to explore these two questions and in late November, all participants gathered in Cologne to discuss the answers. [read more]

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Cathrin Piesche

Inclusion in international youth work: Cooperate – even if the road is bumpy!

What needs to happen so that international youth work and learning mobility programmes become accessible for all young people, including those with a disability or impairment? At the international conference of the IJAB project VISION:INKLUSION on 21-22 September 2016 in Mainz, Germany, participants gathered to find an answer to this question. The group comprised 60 international youth work experts, representatives of disability and community organisations, researchers, members of associations, policymakers and practitioners from Japan, Tunisia, Latvia, Romania, Hungary, Finland, Slovakia, Greece, Turkey, Iceland, Serbia, France, Ukraine and Germany. [read more]

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Ulrike Werner

International Symposium seeks to develop an Inclusion Strategy for International Youth Work

How can international youth work (IYW) activities and learning mobility be made accessible for all young people, including those with disabilities? The IJAB project VISION:INKLUSION seeks to answer that question and invites to an international symposium from 21-22 September 2016 in Mainz, Germany. [read more]

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