Call for Trainers

Workshop Facilitators 3rd European Youth Work Convention

JUGEND für Europa, National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps (Germany) is looking for

25

Application deadline:

15 September 2020, 23:59 CEST

Description

3rd European Youth Work Convention
7-10 December 2020, online

 

Description

Date: 7-10 December 2020
Setting: online conference
Number of participants: 1.000 participants

Background Information

The European Youth Work Convention (EYWC) is the central platform for discussing the latest developments in youth work practice and youth policy in Europe. The 3rd European Youth Work Convention will take place when the German EU Council Presidency and the German Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe overlap at the end of 2020. The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) will host it. JUGEND für Europa, the National Agency for the EU programmes Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps (Germany), is its partner in organising and developing the content of the event.

There were two previous Conventions held under the Belgian EU Council Presidency in 2010 and the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in 2015. The 1st European Youth Work Convention had addressed the diversity of opportunities, actions, and experiences in youth work in Europe and their appreciation. The 2nd European Youth Work Convention had identified a common ground of all youth work in Europe. Its final declaration called for a European Youth Work Agenda (EYWA). The 3rd European Youth Work Convention plays a crucial role in establishing this European Youth Work Agenda as a strategic framework for further developing and strengthening youth work practice and policies in Europe.

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and the resulting restrictions, the conference – which was supposed to take place at the World Conference Center Bonn – is moved completely into the digital space.

Objectives

The EYWC, as the central event linking youth work practice and youth policy, aims to

  • provide the opportunity of working together to further develop youth work practice,
  • enhance the visibility of youth work and its value,
  • facilitate discussions on specific topics,
  • acquire new insights and transfer knowledge,
  • and promote common ground and joint action within the youth work community of practice.

Regarding the establishment of the European Youth Work Agenda, the 3rd EYWC serves as the kick-off event for implementing the Agenda by

  • providing information about the Agenda,
  • initiating the Agenda implementation,
  • developing recommendations on priorities for the Agenda implementation,
  • promoting ideas for activities within the Agenda implementation,
  • supporting the launch of national processes and activities,
  • enabling and exploiting synergies between all stakeholders involved,
  • creating commitment and ownership,
  • strengthening professionals and multipliers from youth work practice, youth policy and youth research (the youth work community of practice),
  • and pooling all forces to improve the framework conditions and the quality of youth work practice.

Profile of participants

  • About 1.000 participants from 50 countries in Europe are invited to discuss the latest developments in youth work practice and youth policy in Europe and discuss ideas for further developing youth work and thus implementing the European Youth Work Agenda.
  • Among the participants will be youth work stakeholders from the local (including municipal), regional, national, and European level, such as youth workers, project carriers and youth work organisations (both public and independent youth work), trainers and their pools and representations, ministries and civil servants responsible for youth and youth policy, researchers and academic educators of youth workers, European institutions, National Agencies for the European youth programmes, multipliers and youth activists and young people and youth representations.
  • Participants have to be able to work in English.

 

Requested trainer profile

With this call, we are looking for around 25 facilitators for workshops or other programme elements for the 3rd European Youth Work Convention. The facilitators will work together regularly and closely with the EYWC project team at JUGEND für Europa. A regular exchange and an openness to deal flexibly with possibly changing circumstances in times of the current coronavirus pandemic are essential. The preparatory process will include participation in online meetings. Additionally, there will be a preparation online meeting with the EYWC project team and the event facilitator in October 2020 (exact dates to be confirmed), a technical and methodical training in the environment of the online event platform about two weeks before the event and a final preparation meeting on 6 December.

 

Role and tasks

The workshop facilitators are responsible for facilitating programme elements of the 3rd EYWC, mainly workshops but also other elements, such as networking possibilities, open space settings, market place, evening programme, in close co-operation with the EYWC project team, the event facilitator, the rapporteurs and others. Continuous co-operation and exchange is an essential part of the tasks.

The programme architecture of the 3rd European Youth Work Convention is based on modules with parallel sessions and room for plenary sessions. The methodology of the 3rd EYWC should offer different approaches and formats. The following elements are intended to be part of the programme: official opening and closing, key note speeches, panel discussions, getting to know each other and the online-event-platform, (informal) networking possibilities and exchange, workshops, meetings of national delegations/stakeholder groups, presentation of a final declaration, market place, evening programme, possibly open space formats, etc. One main goal of the event is to create a sense of ownership among all participants for the European Youth Work Agenda and its objectives. Some of the programme elements, such as workshops, are intended to feed a final declaration which will be written by a drafting group. Thus it is necessary to support participants in focusing on results which can inform this drafting process.

There might be programme elements for registered participants only, while other programme elements might be live-streamed or even opened in a more participatory way to the wider public. Contributions to the 3rd EYWC will come from youth work practice, research and policy.

Experience with group discussions and processes, providing space and dynamic methods for participants to share their practice in online-settings is required to be able to foresee, propose, and adjust parts of the contents and processes accordingly. Additional knowledge and experience regarding participatory digital methodology, digital tools and media are an asset. One main goal of the event is to create a sense of ownership among all participants for the European Youth Work Agenda and its objectives.

During the event, the workshop facilitators ensure that the programme elements they facilitate run smoothly. Furthermore, they might guide the participants during informal settings and/or joint evening events.

 

 

Expectations and selection criteria

 

  • Sound experience in facilitating workshops, in English, in European youth work and/or related fields
  • Fluent in English (including writing skills)

 

Working conditions

Important dates and deadlines

  • Participation in several online preparation meetings in the coming months. Participation in the (online) preparatory meetings constitutes an important part of the preparatory process and is therefore obligatory.
  • Technical and methodical training in the environment of the online event platform about two weeks before the event
  • Final online preparation meeting before the start of the event: 6 December 2020
  • 3rd EYWC, 7 – 10 December 2020

 

Fee and expenses

The selected facilitators will receive a fee of 1.920 EUR (based on an estimated working time of 6 days) upon completion of all tasks.

Team composition

The facilitators will work in close co-operation with the EYWC project team, the event facilitator, the rapporteurs, speakers/experts, the drafting group and others. Continuous co-operation and exchange is an essential part of the tasks.

Application & selection procedure

Apply no later than: 15 September 2020, 23:59 CEST
How to apply:

Applications are to highlight the background of the candidate in relation to the theme of the 3rd European Youth Work Convention, i.e. recent or current developments and challenges for youth work in Europe. Links to examples of previous work are to be provided in the application form.

 

All interested facilitators should apply through the following online form:
http://onlineform.salto-youth.net/1759

by 23:59 CEST – 15 September 2020.

For more information please visit:

www.eywc2020.eu

 

You will be informed about the selection by: 30 September 2020

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For more information

Jana Droste, Project Team European Youth Work Convention / German EU Council Presidency 2020, JUGEND für Europa - National Agency Erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION and European Solidarity Corps
Phone: + 49 228 9506-351
Email:

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