Caren Marks, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, opens the conference
Caren Marks, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, opens the conference BildImage: Bettina Ausserhofer

Christian Herrmann

50 years of IJAB – Look ahead and claim the future!

IJAB turns 50 this year and is celebrating its anniversary with a series of events. A conference held in Berlin on 18 May highlighted the challenges in international youth work posed by rising nationalism, anti-European populism and international tensions. It showed that IJAB and its partners are committed to giving young people a future as Europeans and as global citizens. [read more]

eine Gruppe von Menschen - Manuela Schwesig, Marie-Luise Dreber, Lothar Harles und Jugendliche
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Cathrin Piesche

International youth conference delegates call for all young people to have international opportunities

Globalisation, Europe, international exchanges, tolerance, democracy and peaceful human coexistence: these were the topics on the agenda at the youth conference “We move tomorrow’s world”. Participants from all over the world travelled to Schwerin, Germany to spend three days discussing how current political developments are influencing their lives and mobility opportunities, how international mobility contributes towards more tolerance and understanding, and how more young people can be encouraged to spend a period abroad. On the last day, the delegates presented their recommendations to Federal Youth Minister Manuela Schwesig at Schwerin Palace, the state parliament. [read more]

Weltzeituhr am Alexanderplatz, Berlin
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Anne Sorge-Farner

International conference promotes recognition of international youth work

How can international youth exchanges be given greater visibility and their significance for young people and society communicated more effectively? Public relations and lobbying offer opportunities, as well as the professional development of international exchange does. An international conference will be held in Berlin on 23 October to highlight both aspects. Register now! [read more]

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Christian Herrmann

Germany and China step intensify the dialogue, including in youth

The first meeting of the High-Level China-Germany People-to-People Exchange Dialogue Mechanism took place between 23 and 26 May 2017 in China’s capital city Beijing, with representatives from politics, foundations and organisations working in culture, sports, education, science and youth in attendance. Youth policy figured high up on the agenda. [read more]

Kinderhände halten einen Globus
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Stephanie Bindzus

Conference to mark the 50th anniversary of IJAB: Encounters. Change. Renewal. Challenges and opportunities for international youth work in a globalised world

Globalisation and rapid digitalisation are changing the way we live. Faced with financial crises, isolationist tendencies and the UK’s impending departure from the European Union, the EU is struggling to maintain its integrity. Democratic structures are being thrown into question.These changes have a direct impact on the lives of young people in Germany, Europe and around the world. At this specialist conference, participants will focus on current issues and explore new ways for youth policy cooperation and the international youth work community to approach these challenges. Register now! [read more]

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