YOUTH WORK IN A CHANGING WORLDA partnership project with the National Youth Agency involving 16 countries and exploring youth work policy across Europe (February 9th - 13th, 2020)
About this event…
The seminar took place in Leicester and London, UK, from 9th to 13th February 2020. Momentum World worked in partnership with the UK National Youth Agency (NYA) to organise this project. The event is supported by the EU Erasmus Plus programme.
The UK Parliament All Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Affairs (APPG) has recently published a highly significant report on the future of youth work. At the same time, the government has announced the development of a “Youth Charter” to support young people “over the next generation and beyond”. At a time when youth services have been severely cut and when youth workers are under unprecedented pressure, it is encouraging to know that there are new initiatives which could re-establish the importance of youth work as a form of non-formal education, instead of just a crisis response to social and security issues. There is widespread political support for new policy and funding ideas for the youth sector.
This seminar had three main aims:
To present the results of the parliamentary report and to share ideas on policy and practice (and how they are connected) from many different countries.
To prepare an outline plan for a KA3 structured dialogue project for the April 2020 Erasmus+ deadline.
To intensify youth sector links between the UK and other European countries at this time of political instability and uncertainty.
THE PROJECT story…
This video will give you some background to the Youth Work In A Changing World event and show how the event progressed.
Listen to the official project podcasts
HEAR THE PODCASTS
A series of 3 podcasts taken from the event, the podcasts are based on the main themes taken from the European Youth Strategy. These are the full unedited podcasts all recorded on smart phones. To learn how to edit podcasts on a smart phone CONTACT US
Meet some of the participants from 15 countries involved in this event
SEE THE POSTCARDS
A chance to meet the interesting and diverse particpants from 16 countries across Europe
FIND OUT ABOUT THE COUNTRIES INVOLVED
On this project we had 16 countries … find out more
MEET THE COUNTRIES PRESENT
Meet the media team
As well as the running the conference we thought it would be interesting to have some young people running a media task force. So we set them a BIG challenge and that was to report on the week and present a fully functioning website with rich media content by the end of it. This is the end result and below is the media team who did it. Bearing in mind a day and a half was lost to the group due to late arrivals caused by storm disruption, we’re sure you will agree what they’ve produced is pretty amazing.
Theses reports were referenced as part of the Youth Work in a Changing World event, click on the button to open the pdf version.
Check all the news from the week below
Written by Olga, EuroPeers UK Project Manager EuroPeers connecting internationally-minded youth across Europe The true value of local partnerships should never be underestimated. It is often the local level organisations that can help get the EuroPeers project in...
Written by Marek Ždych- Momentum World Intern - Czech Republic It was a really interesting experience for me to be part of the Momentum World team at this seminar “Youth Work In A Changing World” in Leicester. Why? Well,...
Written by Trevor Keough - Operations director Momentum World During Momentum World’s recent organisation and delivery of the project Youth Work used to work in a Changing World, we were fortunate enough to be invited to Portcullis House at the Houses of Parliament...
Written by Christian Vlach - Czech Republic As they say 'Time flies when you are having fun' three days passed away as fast as water flowing down a flowing river and it’s time to say goodbye to this memorable event. But let’s go back what exactly happen during week...
Despite the bad weather we reached our destination. After a short, though pretty interesting visit in the parliament in London we are back in Leicester. It’s Wednesday 12th of February and our project is still in process. Workshops, podcasts, interviews, filming,...
I joined the Youth Work in a Changing World project on Day 2 in London where we had a meeting with MPs and other senior government officials at Portcullis House to discuss future youth policy. The meeting was hosted by Labour MP (and Momentum World Alumnus) Lloyd...
Post by Andrew Hadley, CEO Momentum World Storm Ciara tried to keep us all away. Flights were cancelled across Europe. Trains stopped running up and down the UK. Motorways were blocked by overturned lorries. But we persevered. One by one, representatives of 15...
Post by Marcello Ingrassia - Italy It does not happen every day to work in Westminster, the British Parliament, and to meet British and Scottish parliamentarians, participants from 15 European countries, members of the National Youth Agency and the English Youth...
PARLIAMENT VISIT On feb 11th, 2020 Momentum World with cooperation of NYA organised a visit to the UK Parliament, where the seminar attendees took part in a discussion with the MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle about the future of Youth Work in the UK, and what the government is...
There is always an eager sense of anticipation as I start gathering the materials for a new exciting project. This once is called Youth Work in a Changing World. It is a partnership project with the National Youth Agency We hope you follow us this week to see how we...
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