2nd EAYW postponed! Learning as a Field in Times of Disruption and Change

Considering the remaining uncertainties and risks linked to the still ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and their potential impact on the organisation and participation in larger-scale international activities during the coming autumn and winter, we have decided, with a heavy heart, to postpone the residential EAYW event. The new dates are Tuesday, 31st May – Friday, 3rd…

Catching-up with EAYW Contributors: “Innovation is strongly linked to the needs of young people!”

In 2019, the first edition of the European Academy on Youth Work was implemented in Kranjska Gora. There, we have had the opportunity to learn from 36 different contributions dealing with various topics of importance for the European youth work community of practice. Two years have passed since the first Academy event, so we wanted…

Catching-up with EAYW contributors: “Hacking the system – How a group of young people changed youth policy”

In 2019, the first edition of the European Academy on Youth Work was implemented in Kranjska Gora. As you may know, the Academy would not be the same without our contributors – and during the first edition we have had the opportunity to learn from 36 different contributions dealing with various topics of importance for…

Youth work and innovation in Southern countries: #EAYW meets The Outreach of South Youth Workers

Graphic recording by Alessandro Donati What are the specific elements of youth work in Southern countries of Europe? What are the current issues and challenges youth work is facing and which educational policies and practices are typical for youth work in Southern countries? These were questions discussed at the activity “The Outreach of South Youth…

Call for participants for the 2nd #EAYW published!

2nd – 5 th November 2021 | Portorož, Slovenia     Do you want to learn more about innovation and current trends in youth work? Would you like to explore with colleagues from the European youth work field innovative practices and what is needed to implement and support them? Join us at the 2nd EAYW!     …

#EAYW podcast with Diana Yeghiazaryan

We wish you a warm welcome to our fourth podcast with Diana Yeghiazaryan, youth worker and international secretary at the Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia – FYCA, the biggest youth organization in Armenia, and vice-president of the European Confederation of Youth Clubs – ECYC. Diana, as a young person, has significant experience in the…

New #EAYW podcast premiere on Friday!

We are excited to announce our next podcast, which will be premiered on Friday, July 9, 2021, on our Facebook page at 11:00 Central European Time (CET). What is the situation of youth clubs in Armenia and Europe? What are the biggest challenges in youth work today? And why is it important for youth workers…

#EAYW Podcast with Özgehan Şenyuva available now!

Welcome to our third #EAYW podcast! We have started this podcast in order to discuss topics around innovation, quality and trends in youth work with experts from the field. The guest of the third #EAYW podcast is Özgehan Şenyuva, EAYW Advisory Board Member and Associate Professor in the International Relations Department at Middle East Technical…

New EAYW podcast will be published on Tuesday!

We are really excited to announce our next podcast, which will be premiered on April 13, 2021, on our Facebook page at 11:00 Central European Time (CET).    What is the impact of COVID-19 on the youth sector? What is the biggest challenge of youth work today? How can we use more research in youth…

Now open: Call for facilitators and rapporteur for 2nd edition of EAYW!

We are looking for three facilitators (including a digital facilitator) and a rapporteur for the 2nd edition of the EAYW. As a member of the EAYW team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to preparing and implementing a challenging and inspiring international event and to enable the participants to explore current challenges and developments…

Call for contributions extended till Thursday, 8th April!

Are you considering applying to present a practice or initiative at the next EAYW, but you haven’t had the chance to do so yet? You can still submit your proposal! The 2nd edition of the EAYW is scheduled to take place from 2 – 5 November. We are excited and hoping very much to be…

Call for Contributions to 2nd EAYW published!

We are looking for examples of innovative practices and approaches in the field of youth work as well as studies or policies supporting quality and innovation in youth work in Europe to be presented at the 2nd edition of the European Academy on Youth Work. Contributions can address any level of youth work, from local…

Second #EAYW podcast is out!

As you know, we have started our #EAYW podcast series, where we are discussing topics around innovation, quality and trends in youth work. EAYW podcast is a place for you – the youth work community of practice – to get inspired and to hear the opinions of other experts in youth work on these issues.…

Get ready: #EAYW Call for Contributions will be published in February!

What kind of contributions are we looking for in 2021? What are the trends that we can recognize in the youth work field at the moment? What should be the quality criteria for the selection of contributions? How to reach the contributors? These were the questions we had a chance to discuss during the joint…

#EAYW meets the 3rd European Youth Work Convention: Striving for further developing quality and innovation

Photo from Facebook of 3rd European Youth Work Convention How does innovation connect to societal changes? What is the role of innovation in youth work? And why is it important to foster it? Those were just some of the questions which were reflected upon at the 3rd European Youth Work Convention. #EAYW was there to…

#EAYW goes on video podcast!

Picture taken from skills4youth.eu Are you interested in innovation? Do you want to find out more about opinions from the community of practice regarding quality projects, innovation and trends in youth work? Do you want to dive into meaningful content? If you answered any of these questions with “yes”, then we have good news for…

“Innovation is at the core of what we do!”: #EAYW meets Bridges for Trainers: part 2

Author of the visualisations (graphic recording): Andreea Buzec    As you have probably read in the first part of our blog about Bridges for Trainers, #EAYW is joining some European events to find out more about inspirational reflections and responses to current developments aiming to support quality and innovation in youth work. In the previous…

#EAYW meets Bridges for Trainers: part 1

Author of the visualisations (graphic recording): Andreea Buzec How are current developments and innovation and quality in youth work discussed in different thematic events in European Youth Work? The European Academy on Youth Work (EAYW) will be joining some European events to find out more about inspirational reflections and responses to current developments aiming to…

Join us on the next #EAYW journey!

It’s the middle of November and we are ready to start off with a new chapter of the #EAYW! As you have maybe read in our previous blog post, the EAYW Advisory Board sees the Academy as a platform for exchange of reflections and insights on creative and innovative practices in youth work. This focus…

Advisory Board of #EAYW met for the first time!

In our previous blog post, we announced that the second edition of EAYW is confirmed. In order to help us think about the direction the Academy could take in the coming years and support us in its conceptual, pedagogical and methodological preparation, the EAYW partnership invited a group of external stakeholders – experts from youth…

Call for researchers for study on innovation in youth work

The EAYW partnership is looking for two researchers to carry out a study about innovation in the context of youth work. Innovative approaches and readiness to react to ongoing changes and developments are needed to respond effectively to young people’s changing needs and interests in today’s changing societies. The corona pandemic has proven this need…

Preparations for second #EAYW started!

On 17th – 18th February 2020, the Steering Group of the 2nd edition of the European Academy on Youth Work had its first meeting in Ljubljana to start preparing the process for the 2nd EAYW event planned for November 2021. How can youth workers respond to current trends and developments, and how important is it…

How will the #EAYW continue?

We hope you’ve been able to browse through all the workshop reports and the final report of the 1st edition of the Academy and you’ve found some inspiring information. If you still haven’t, don’t worry; we have all the workshop reports available on our Contributions subpage and Final Report available here. Before the end of…

Take a step forward in combating violence and youth unemployment

Wooow! Believe it or not, this is our last article regarding the presentation of our contributions! Today we are dealing with the topics of violence, discrimination, youth unemployment and improving existing methods. Let’s kick off and find out more about them! Have you heard about “light violence”? And did you know that it is rising…

From European values to practical tools to work with young people

In youth work, we often are thinking about strategies and practices how to approach young people, how to work with them and how to give young people possibility to reach their full potential. Sometimes, we are the ones who are creating new strategies and practices, but sometimes we can use already existing materials. This is…

How to communicate and educate young people while taking care of ourselves?

In youth work we need to follow trends, especially those related to communication with young people. How to rethink our communication with youth and still promote democratic values? And how to take care of ourselves in this process? This is what we are discussing with the three contributions presented today! Communication is not an easy…

Four current trends related to youth work and innovation

During the first EAYW, we discussed about trends in youth work, quality and innovation. Even though this topic is quite broad, we managed to receive really good insights into different aspects and trends, with the help of participants and contributors. Future trends and challenges, as well as an overview of the current situation can be…

It’s all about learning!

“Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart     In youth work acitivites, we put great emphasis on learning – we learn from different situations and different people. We have different styles and different preferences in learning. We…

#EAYW Contributions page: source of great ideas!

As you already know and are aware of, during the first edition of the EAYW 36 workshops were held which presented a variety of practices and approaches from youth work, education and training, research and policy. We’ve started publishing the contributions/workshop outlines twice a week on our page and social media. And we are aware…

Science vs. arts: (mis)match or a reality in youth work?

Building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society is a priority that many sectors are working on, including the youth sector. The Erasmus+ programme has been more and more orientated towards this field, especially putting emphasis on innovation and raising the quality in youth work. Why is it then important to research…

We are giving opportunity for young people to shine!

We all know that youth work needs to improve young people’s competences and give them tools and techniques to be active in their local community. Sometimes, this can be made quite easy; sometimes, it can be a more challenging task. This can depend not only on cross-sectorial cooperation that can make our lives easier, but…

Let’s talk about refugees, discrimination, radicalisation and education!

We all know that youth work needs to raise awareness about important topics in everyday society and to empower young people to understand them better. In order to do so, youth workers sometimes need to go through (formal) training and then, in their everyday work, address different challenges. Therefore, today, we are presenting you three…