State Secretary Dr. Ralf Kleindiek with participants at the J7 Youth Summit
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Christian Herrmann

A memorable experience

The J7 Youth Summit came to an end in Berlin on 13 May. Over the course of a week, young delegates from the G7 member states, the European Union and guests from developing and emerging countries prepared a position paper on the key issues of the G7 Summit. State Secretary Dr. Ralf Kleindiek said goodbye to participants on Wednesday. [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]

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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