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Christian Herrmann

Educational perspectives offered by innovative projects

Twelve international youth work projects are being funded between 2014 and 2016 through the Innovation Fund of the Federal Government’s Child and Youth Plan. The project organisers submitted their first interim report on 17 and 18 September at a meeting in Berlin, where they also suggested some ideas for the further development of international youth work as a form of non-formal education. [read more]

In Berlin, the delegation met with representatives of the Franco-German and German-Polish Youth Offices and the Coordination Centre for German-Czech Youth Exchanges
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Christian Herrmann

Youth office of the Western Balkans could bring region’s youth closer together

The Franco-German Youth Office’s role in promoting reconciliation and international understanding could be replicated in the Western Balkans, too. Between 29 June and 4 July representatives of ministries and youth organisations from Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania travelled to Paris, Berlin and Vienna to learn how youth offices function and how much of their work is transferrable to the situation in the Balkans. [read more]

Daniel Poli

Youth as Actors of Change – Shaping and developing the EU Youth Strategy through research and innovation

The policy kick-off meeting for the projects in the tender category YOUNG 2014, part of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, took place in Brussels on 10 and 11 June. The eight projects were presented to European Commission representatives from a range of policy areas, followed by a discussion of the various approaches and desired outcomes. IJAB is a partner in one of the new projects, which addresses youth e-participation. [read more]

Caren Marks, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, also took part in the discussion.
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Stephanie Bindzus

Parliamentary Breakfast on International Youth Work addresses removal of mobility barriers

Cuts in social benefits for young people with disabilities during long-term stays abroad, nearly insurmountable bureaucratic hurdles when applying for visas – in spite of improved overall conditions, international youth exchanges still face numerous challenges. On 21 May in Berlin, heads of bilateral youth offices and coordination centres, IJAB and JUGEND für Europa, and members of the German Bundestag discussed existing obstacles and possible solutions. [read more]

Gruppenbild vor dem Brandenburger Tor
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Christian Herrmann

"We can only shape youth policy with your help"

The J7 Youth Summit was launched in Berlin on 7 May. Young people from all over the world have gathered to discuss topics on the G7 Summit agenda and formulate in a position paper what they expect of the decisions of the heads of state of the major industrial nations. The young delegates were satisfied with the results of the first day. [read more]

The All-China Youth Federation visits Bremen - Reception at Bremen Town Hall
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Dorothea Wünsch

Bilateral expert committee agrees details of continued Sino-German youth policy cooperation

Members of the bilateral expert committee on youth policy cooperation between Germany and China met from 9 to 12 March in Bremen to agree the details of the two countries’ continued collaboration in this field. The talks also included a presentation by the Chinese side on current youth policy challenges in China. [read more]

Bob Payne and Alekos Tsolakis: Eurodesk’s founding fathers at the 2015 Summit in Brussels
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Christian Herrmann

Celebrating 25 years of Eurodesk mobility information: Continued focus on the future

Eurodesk, the European mobility information network, was founded in Edinburgh 25 years ago. Once a regional Scottish project, the network now has coordination offices in 34 countries and runs more than 1,200 local service units. Participants were in a celebratory mood at the Eurodesk Summit in Brussels, but it was also time to reflect upon new challenges. [read more]

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