Tuesday, 7 November 2017

STEPS - experts and practitioners discussed influence of populism on EDC in youth work

From 01.-05. November a group of 25 educators and experts from the STEPS partnership met in Almunecar (ESP) to discuss key findings from 12 national studies on the relationship between populism in politics, radicalisation and de-radicalisation of young people and its contextualisation to EDC/HRE work with young people in 12 European countries.

The participants introduced the key findings from 12 national studies, which concentrated on three sets of questions:
* a contextualisation of the terms of political populism, radicalisation and post-truth as it appears on the national levels regards to youth work and EDC/HRE with young people
* a description on the effects of the political discourses and programs on EDC /HRE with young people resulting from the entry of right wing populist parties to the political levels (legal frames, programs form local - national levels)
*  an introduction to existing educational/youth policies and on educational concepts of youth work to work on the topics of populism, post-truth and radicalisation in EDC/HRE settings.


Based on the commonalities and specifics of the findings, together with Stefan Manevski from the COE youth department the partners discussed the relation and consequences for EDC/HRE in youth work related to the implementation of existing European and global political frames on local, national and European levels: These frames are e.g. provided by the EU Paris Declaration, the COE European Charter on EDC/HRE (and its review 2017), the SDG´s Goal 4, the COE Recommendation on youth work and the COE ENTER! Recommendation on young peoples access to social rights.

Of specific importance was the discussion on current European Union Councils conclusions on the role of the youth sector  in an integrated and cross-sectoral approach to preventing and combating violent radicalisation of young people.
These often well- intended frames need to be enshrined, set into practice and supported by policy making on the national levels: these levels are in most European countries since a longer time

Thursday, 19 October 2017

#TEVIP - Transforming European Values Into Practice

Our new project partnership "#TEVIP - Transforming European Values Into Practice" has just started with a kick-Off meeting in Berlin.

The project is a E+ strategic partnership with the aim to develop educational tools that allow to learn something about the so called European Values.

What is a value and what makes it European? Seems to be an easy question, but while trying to answer, we realize that its actually more difficult the more we think about it.
From 2017 - 2020 the #TEVIP partners will work on this question and develop educational tools that enable us to explore how surprisingly complex things can get if we ask for European Values. Be assured the partners will come up with thrilling educational approaches...

Partners: planpolitik DE,  agape IT, REDU IT, DARE network, Youth for Europe PL, Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej PL.

The project TEVIP is supported from the Erasmus+ Programme of he European Union.

Monday, 31 July 2017

STEPS - Survival Toolkit for EDC in Postfactual Societies - first project workshop

Is Youth Work in Europe challenged by populist movements, by post-truth and by radicalisation?


The first meeting of the STEPS project took place from 08-11.June 2017 at the youth educational centre wannseeForum, Berlin.
26 youth workers who are actively working on EDC/HRE with young people in 16 countries met in order to develop a common frame and understanding of what we name as populist challenge to EDC/HRE.
All over Europe we face the rise of so- called populist/national movements who promote a view on the world which can be characterized as white- supremacy, racist- ideology driven and is heavily contesting any views on society which build on a positive vision of inclusive, diverse, peaceful and HR embracing societies in Europe.
In some countries these ideas are already governmental reality: the comrades Orban, Kaczyński and their adepts actively undermining any ideas and work that develop pluralist based view on society with a EU that is rather helpless in counteracting, in a lot of countries with parties and movements already in power positions on the regional and local levels.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Competendo - open tools for facilitators at DARE general assembly

During the DARE general assembly the Open Source platform COMPETENDO presented their tools for facilitators. Competendo is committed to education for the development of key competencies with a focus on civic competencies. Competendo connects and empowers facilitators of different backgrounds and in diverse fields of education. COMPETENDO is partnering with DARE.



 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Conference “Speak up Step up” - European youth work empowering young people’s democratic values & active citizenship

JUGEND für Europa in cooperation with SALTO SEE and Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agencies, invites you to a European conference that will consider the practice, impact and future role of Erasmus+ Youth in Action in promoting democratic values and attitudes and active citizenship among young people in Europe. The aim of the conference is to reinforce the role and impact of Erasmus+ Youth in Action in the promotion of active citizenship and common European values including pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality, in view of the aims of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme and those expressed in the Paris Declaration.

Date and Place: 16.-18. October 2017 in Berlin

The conference will welcome up to 100 participants from all over Europe. More information and application you’ll find on the SALTO webpage.