Minister of State Michael Roth (centre) with representatives of Greek and German civil society, 15 December, Berlin
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Christian Herrmann

Not Just History: Keeping the Memory Alive

By invitation of the Federal Foreign Office, 20 representatives from Greek communities that fell victim to Nazi-German atrocities during World War 2 and Jewish communities were in Berlin from 10 to 16 December to take part in a seminar organised by IJAB. They focused on the question of how war crimes and the Holocaust are commemorated in Germany and how the memory of a shared history can be integrated in the German-Greek youth exchange. [read more]

Enthusiastic discussions at the "Jugend global" colloquium in Cologne on 1 and 2 October
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Christian Herrmann

"Innovationsforum Jugend Global" (Innovations Forum Global Youth) Started Work On New Product Ideas

"Innovationsforum Jugend global" is a combination of on- and offline discussions for identifying issues appertaining to qualification and advancement in international youth work. On 1 and 2 October, those who had been involved in online discussions came together in Cologne to select from amongst the three highest-rated proposals those they felt were the most promising, with a view to developing them further. [read more]

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Maria Schwille

A PLAN FOR INTERNATIONAL YOUTH WORK: New Project for Municipalities Has Started

The aim is to use youth service planning as a device to support municipalities in embedding international youth work and cross-border mobility within their structure. This is intended to integrate international youth work into the content-related and financial planning and decision-making that provides direction for local child and youth services. [read more]

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Christian Herrmann

"We Need More Open Space"

Three projects, three years of project work. On 3 and 4 December in Berlin, together with 200 visitors and under the heading "medial. vernetzt. aktiv. Jugendbeteiligung in der digitalen Gesellschaft" ("media. networking. activity. Youth participation in the digital society"), the projects youthpart, youthpart #lokal, and peer3 looked back on their past activities and at the same time dared to glance into the future of this brand-new field of operation. [read more]

Marco Heuer

"transitions" takes stock after three years: National recommendations published for transitions to training and employment

Since 2012, Germany, Finland, France, and Luxemburg are involved in an intense dialogue on questions relating to the transition of young people to training and employment. ijab.de talked with Bärbel Lörcher-Straßburg and Tim Pieper, two members of the national team of experts accompanying the project, about the accomplishments of the multilateral cooperation project "transitions" and the potential for continuing development based on national results. [read more]

Reinhard Schwalbach

Eurodesk Spain: Evaluation and planning – ready for 2015!

From 19 to 21 November 2014, the Spanish Eurodesk network met at CEULAJ (the Euro-Latin American Centre for Youth) in Molina. CEULAJ is the central residential training centre for young people of INJUVE, the Spanish Youth Institute. Eurodesk innovations and plans for 2015 were introduced and there was critical discussion of last year's work. [read more]

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Tanja Voelker

Quo vadis Egyptian youth? Status and perspective of youth work in Egypt four years after the revolution

Since the revolution in Egypt, we carefully monitor young Arabic people in their search for social participation and democratic decision-making. In the wake of bloody mass demonstrations, young Egyptians are fighting for political change and new opportunities. IJAB invited German youth work representatives to travel to Cairo on a study visit from 1 to 6 November in order to see for themselves what the current state of development was in the youth sector, and to also establish contacts for future cooperation. [read more]

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Reinhard Schwalbach

Eurodesk Europe: advice and discussion on the parameters of future work

The Eurodesk Europe Network meeting took place in Riccione, Italy, from 6 to 9 November 2014 and, 10 months after the start of the European Erasmus+ Programme, decided on the parameters for the coming years. The Eurodesk Network is an information and advisory structure in the field of youth mobility, funded by Erasmus+. The Eurodesk General Assembly was held at the same time. [read more]

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