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European Academy on Youth Work - Webinar 4: Cultures of Innovation


10 March 2022 | online, Slovenia

Do you want to take a moment to explore the concept of innovation in youth work with colleagues from across Europe? In this webinar we will look at the ‘cultural factors’ and conditions within an organisation that foster innovative thinking and practices.

We are excited to invite you to the third webinar of the pre-European Academy of Youth Work (EAYW) webinar series Learning in Times of Disruption and Change.

A few words of introduction...

The consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic require youth workers and other professionals in the field of youth work to rethink and adapt their approaches and ways of working. In the EAYW, we want to support the professional development of youth workers and other professionals in youth work practice, policy and research, even in times of uncertainty, like the ones we are living today.

The "Learning in Times of Disruption and Change" webinars are 2 1/2-hour long dynamic online sessions where you will explore the concept of Innovation in your practice with other colleagues from different parts of Europe. 

Webinar 4: Cultures of Innovation

Time: 10th March 2022, 9:30 - 12:00 Central European Time

'Culture eats strategy for breakfast.’ It seems having an intention to innovate and setting the right strategies to do so is not enough, if the ‘right’ culture is not in place.

In this webinar, we aim to explore what are the ‘cultural factors’ and conditions within an organisation that foster innovative thinking and the development of innovative youth work practices.

The webinar will start at 9:30 with optional 20 min. of well-being activities, led by embodiment trainer Sandra Gojić. From 10.00 – 12.00 CET, the content-part of the webinar will include short inputs and well as moments of exchange among participants allowing you to relate the inputs to your and the other participants’ youth work-related experiences.

To stimulate reflection, we will have an input about the organisational factors found in the recent EAYW research on innovation.

In addition to that, we have invited a guest expert specialised in innovation management in NGOs that should help us to realize what youth work organisations can learn from other professional fields about innovation.

Carlos Azevedo is the President of the Board of Directors and CEO at IES-Social Business School, founder and former president of the Board of Directors of ESLIDER-PORTUGAL - National Network for Civil Society Leaders - and former Board member at EUCLID-Network – European Network for Civil Society Leaders. He is also the author of several books on social innovation and holds different engagements in higher education in the fields of economics, business and social entrepreneurship.

We believe that all together, these inputs and the reflection moments in the group of participants will create enough food for thought and inspiration, and lead to many exciting and useful insights.

Interested? We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Learning in Times of Disruption and Change are facilitated by Darko Markovic, Anita Silva and Laimonas Ragauskas.

We welcome all participants that are professionals (including volunteers!) in youth work or in a field related to it. Please register by filling in the registration form in order to receive the link for the webinar.

You can find an overview of the webinar series "Learning as a field in times of disruption and change", which is running from November 2021 – April 2022, on the website of the European Academy on Youth Work HERE.

You can register for one webinar at a time. The webinars build on each other but are also stand-alone activities. You can join one session only, or some or all of them.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This E-learning is

for 100 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Youth researchers, professionals in other fields in or related to youth work

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



MOVIT, Slovenian National Agency for Erasmus+, youth field and the European Solidarity Corps (National Agency)

This activity is organised by the European Academy on Youth Work, a long-term strategic cooperation between National Agencies for Erasmus+, youth field, and the European Solidarity Corps and SALTO Resource Centres. For more information, see www.eayw.net.

Contact for questions:

Sonja Mitter Skulj

E-mail: Suzana.puhar@movit.si


Phone: 0038614302727


Participation fee

This project is financed by the National Agencies (NAs)  participating  in the European Academy on Youth Work in the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. There are no participation fees.

Accommodation and food


Travel reimbursement


Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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