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…

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…