Cathrin Piesche

Time to act! International youth summit J7 to take place from 6 to 14 May 2015 in Berlin / Meeting with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel

In June Germany will host this year’s G7 Summit, during which the heads of state and government of the seven leading industrialised nations will discuss pressing global political issues. However, before the world’s most powerful political leaders arrive in Germany, it’s the younger generation’s turn. On the initiative of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) and UNICEF Germany are inviting young delegates to come to Berlin from 6 to 14 May 2015 to attend the international J7 Youth Summit. BMFSFJ has commissioned IJAB, the International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany, to organise the event. J7 officially forms part of the dialogue with civil society that itself is part of the G7 Summit in early June in Schloss Elmau, southern Germany. [read more]

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Christopher End Ulrike Werner

"Nothing about us without us“

A youth meeting for young people with and without disabilities from four different countries? Doing voluntary service in Thailand in a wheelchair? That's all been done... But how can we ensure that such flagship projects of inclusive international youth work become part of everyday life for all young people? On 10 and 11 December 2014, 43 participants from 9 nations tried to find answers at the international conference "+inclusion – Towards a more inclusive non-formal education and international youth work" in Cologne. [read more]

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. 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]

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