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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

Exchange with North Africa: Engaging in dialogue, building networks

Since the Arab Spring North Africa is a changed region – with a broader horizon for youth and expert exchanges. Guided by the motto “Dialogue Me To Network”, a conference was held in Tunis between 8 and 11 December 2017 for stakeholders from Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Germany to discuss how dialogue can be stabilised and expanded. It was a look back, but equally a look ahead. [read more]

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Dr. Dirk Hänisch

European open summit explores digital youth participation

How can more young people be given an opportunity to influence political decisions using digital tools? Over the last two years, the European innovation project EUth has tried to answer this question – and has developed a toolbox known as OPIN. At an open summit on youth e-participation in Europe, which took place on 7 and 8 December 2017 in Berlin, e-participation and OPIN were discussed in an open process. [read more]

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Christian Herrmann

Youth and expert exchanges with Turkey are more important than ever

German-Turkish relations have been fairly turbulent in recent months. What has this meant for youth exchanges between Germany and Turkey? In late September, representatives of youth exchange organisations travelled to Alanya in Turkey to attend a German-Turkish partners’ fair – a good opportunity to discuss the state of play. We asked Christiane Reinholz-Asolli, IJAB’s Programme Associate for Turkey, to share her opinions with us. [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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Cathrin Piesche

50 Years of IJAB – Documentation of Berlin Congress published

IJAB is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a series of events. One of the highlights of the year was the conference “Encounters. Change. Renewal. Challenges and opportunities for international youth work in a globalised world” and the subsequent evening celebrations, which took place on 18 May in Berlin. [read more]

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

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