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]

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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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Kerstin Giebel

Call for participants: Training seminar on combatting hate speech

The training seminar aims to build the competences of youth workers to address internet behaviour of participants in international youth work through their (on- and off-line) youth work practice. It is open for multipliers from Germany and Europe. Applicants from Germany are encouraged to apply together with one of their European counterparts. [read more]

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Stephanie Bindzus

Conference on current political developments and their impact on international youth work – Successful kickoff to IJAB anniversary event series

Rising nationalism, Brexit, Euroskepticism, Trump – these political developments are having tangible impacts on youth exchanges, too. What is the right response to racism expressed during youth exchanges or to xenophobia? What if discussing politics is taboo in the host country? What can be done to prevent exchanges being cancelled for fear of terrorist attacks in Germany or elsewhere? These questions were tackled at a conference on 22 February 2017 in Berlin. The event kicked off a year-long series of IJAB anniversary events on current issues in international youth work. [read more]

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