The last day is here: This is just the beginning! Recap of the last day at the #EAYW

The last day of the Academy started a bit differently. Not only did people arrive for the morning plenary opening, but with them their suitcases and backpacks, reminding everybody that it was slowly time to say goodbye.  But before the final hugs and wishes for safe (preferably green) travels, there were a few more moments…

Question your Questions! – Recap of the 3rd Day of the #EAYW

We thought the second day was full of questions, but with the old school method we used during the day (reflection), we realised – after a good night’s sleep – it actually also provided quite a lot of answers.  In the morning of the third day of the Academy, we were welcomed with the topic…

How innovation is coming to life? Recap of the 2nd Day of #EAYW

For inspiration, we opened the day with a little quiz, tackling the questions of accidental innovations. Did you know that roller skaters, teddy bears, frisbee and stethoscopes were invented by a happy accident? If you want to know more, we invite you to do your own research and get into the spirit of the second…

What sparks innovation in youth work? An inspiring kick off of the 2nd European Academy on Youth Work

We made it – finally! It took a lot of time, courage, patience and (online) meetings, so welcome to the 2nd edition of the European Academy on Youth Work! – these were the first opening words of the Academy event! After three years we are back to where it all began – in Kranjska Gora!…

The new life of an old city bus – Innovative practice of the week

How can you use an bus to create a mobile youth centre? What is needed and what does it offer? How does it work? If any of these questions sparked your interest, we invite you to read on!      Within the European Academy on Youth Work, we have started a short series of “Innovative…

Follow the #EAYW on the live stream!

You would like to join the European Academy on Youth Work, but you cannot join the residential event in Slovenia? Or you couldn’t join our hybrid group on Zoom? There is still a chance to join us – follow our live stream!        We are warmly inviting you to follow our live stream,…

How are cities in Croatia motivated to create better surroundings for young people? – Innovative practice of the week

What is the City for Youth Certificate? How does it help cities to create better surroundings for young people? You will find the answers to these questions in this article. Within the European Academy on Youth Work, we have started with a short series of “Innovative practices of the week” to share with you some…

How to work with (invisible racism) and other microaggressions? – Innovative practice of the week

What are microaggressions? And how to work with (invisible) racism? Are you interested to find about new approaches and tools you can use in your everyday work? If yes, continue reading! Within the European Academy on Youth Work, we have started with a short series of “Innovative practices of the week” to share with you…

Youth workers play a significant role in building the process of innovation: Reflections from the 5th #EAYW Webinar

What is the concept of the ecosystem of innovation? What is the role of youth workers in the future, related to their ecosystem? And how can people from the youth work community of practice think together, test new solutions and generate changes? These were the questions we were talking about in our last #EAYW Webinar…

Join the #EAYW online – call open now!

You would like to join the European Academy on Youth Work, but you cannot join the residential event in Slovenia? Join us online! Most parts of the event will be offered in a hybrid setting.      The 2nd EAYW event will offer a space for knowledge-building through peer learning and exchange, and networking, in…

#EAYW Webinar “Cultures of Innovation” available online!

We are happy to share with you that the fourth #EAYW webinar “Cultures of Innovation” Is available online!     In this Webinar, we looked into the organisational factors that support and hinder innovation in organisations. Firstly, the most important findings from the recent EAYW research on innovation were presented by Dragan Atanasov. Afterwards, we had…

Organisations can hinder or support innovation: Insights from the 4th #EAYW Webinar

What are the cultural factors that organisations need in order to foster innovative thinking? What is important for the development of innovative youth practices from the perspective of organisational cultures? What does research say about this? These questions were tackled at the fourth #EAYW Webinar “Cultures of Innovation”! 
       The fourth #EAYW Webinar kicked-off…

Join us at #EAYW Webinar “Ecosystems for Innovation”!

5th EAYW webinar: Ecosystems for Innovation21 st April 2022, 9:30 (10:00) – 12:00 Are you interested in exploring the concept of the ecosystem of innovation? What is the role of youth workers in the future, related to their ecosystem? And how can you think together, test new solutions and generate changes? These are the questions…

Check out the graphic recording from our third webinar!

As you might already know, on the 27th of January, we implemented the first #EAYW webinar called “Rethinking innovation – what kind of innovator are your?“, which was part of the larger webinar series “Learning as a field in times of disruption and change” that is running from November 2021 to April 2022.     …

Join us on the 4th #EAYW Webinar “Cultures of Innovation”!

Are you interested in the topic of innovation? And what are the cultural factors that organisations need in order to foster innovative thinking? What is important for development of innovative youth practices from the perspective of organisational cultures? Join us at the fourth #EAYW Webinar “Cultures of Innovation” on Thursday, 10th March 2022, from 9:30…

Call for applications re-opened for the residential #EAYW 2022!

Do you want to reflect and discuss with colleagues from the European youth work field trends and innovation in youth work, how to implement and support it, and how to get youth work ready for the challenges of the future? If your answer is “yes”, you might be happy to hear that we have reopened…

#EAYW Third Webinar available on our YouTube channel!

We are happy to share with you that the third #EAYW webinar “Rethinking innovation – what kind of innovator are you?” Is available online! In the Webinar, we have looked into the individual competences that do make a difference when teams want to create innovative solutions that are creative but also efficient, sustainable and ethical. Also, we…

Special edition of #EAYW podcast “Study on Innovation in Youth Work” now available!

Welcome to the special edition of our #EAYW podcast! We started this podcast in autumn 2020 in order to discuss topics around innovation, quality and trends in youth work with experts from the field.      The guests of this #EAYW podcast are Dragan Atanasov, Michelangelo Belletti and Federica Demicheli, researchers and experts in the youth…

Special edition of #EAYW podcast premiere on Friday!

We are excited to announce a special edition of #EAYW podcast, which will be premiered on Friday, February 4, 2022, on our Facebook page at 11:00 Central European Time (CET).     This week, we have published the final report of our Study on Innovation in Youth Work, which focuses on innovation and factors that can…

Study on Innovation in Youth Work available online!

What is innovation and how does it happen? What can support or hinder innovation in the context of youth work?     These were some of the questions investigated in the study on youth work and innovation conducted by the EAYW in the period between summer 2020 and summer 2021.     To find out more, desk…

Recordings of #EAYW webinars now available on our YouTube channel!

Are you interested to find out more about innovation and innovative practices? About how we are we dealing with disruption in these challenging times of disruption and change? If you are interested in finding out more and missed our first two webinars, you can now watch the recordings on our YouTube channel. The webinars are…

Learning in times of disruption and change – Call for participants for 3rd Webinar open!

Rethinking innovation – what kind of innovator are you? is the title of our third webinar of the European Academy on Youth Work webinar series. 27th January, 9:30 (10:00) – 12:00 In our work environments, we know that not everyone is innovation savvy. Not all of us like to try new approaches, and some of…

Trends around us: reflections from the second #EAYW webinar

What are the current trends in society? How do these trends influence and can be influenced by youth work? How ready are we to zoom out and recognise these larger trends? These were the questions we discussed at our second #EAYW webinar “Recognising larger trends, seeing interconnections with youth work”. We kicked off the webinar…

Happy holidays from #EAYW! And – what do we have in store for you in 2022?

As the holidays and New Year are approaching, we would like to thank you for all the efforts you made in the youth work field and for following us and sharing your impressions about our work!  We are happy to say that 2022 will be exciting and full of activities!  Here is a short summary…

What is the role of innovation in the youth work field? – #EAYW meets “RAY Youth Research Dialogues”

What is the role of innovation in the youth work field? What is the connection between practice and policy? What do we need in order to ensure that innovation is better promoted and understood as a concept? These were the questions we discussed at the last RAY Youth Research Dialogue organised by the RAY Network.…

Check out the graphic recording from the first #EAYW Webinar!

As you might already know, on the 4th of November, we implemented the first #EAYW webinar called “Innovation in Times of Disruption“, which was part of the larger webinar series “Learning as a field in times of disruption and change” that is running from November 2021 to April 2022. You can read our impressions about…

“Youth work became more resilient and flexible and created new approaches!” – Reflections from the 1st EAYW Webinar

On the 4th of November, we implemented the first #EAYW webinar called “Innovation in Times of Disruption“, which was part of the larger webinar series “Learning as a field in times of disruption and change” that is running from November 2021 to April 2022. We started with some optional well-being activities, where the participants could…

Learning in Times of Disruption and Change – Call for participants for 2nd webinar open!

“Recognising larger trends, seeing interconnections with youth work” is the title of our second webinar of the European Academy on Youth Work webinar series. During this webinar, we will look at trends in society and youth and we will explore how these trends influence and can be influenced by youth work. Date: 16th December, 9.30…

Join us at webinar “Innovation in Times of Disruption“– Call for participants open!

Would you like to take a moment to explore the concept of Innovation in your youth work practice with colleagues from across Europe? Are you interested to reflect about innovation in times of disruption? Is not innovating even an option in COVID-19 times? If these questions sparked your interest, then this webinar is for you!…

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…