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Youth Work Recovery Conference
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AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The Youth Work Recovery Conference will bring policy, practice and research together and discuss the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis on the field of youth work (and its respective actors) across Europe.
It aims to explore the evidence on the needs for support of youth work in Europe, on the one hand, and the available support options for youth work in Europe, on the other hand. Therefore, gaps in existing support measures as well as specific and concrete mechanisms needed (in addition to existing ones) should be identified.
Another objective is to discuss the role of the European youth programmes in strengthening post-pandemic support of youth work.
The Youth Work Recovery Conference aims to formulate action plans for relevant actors on how to improve, strengthen and widen the post-pandemic support and development of youth work across Europe.
WHO WILL BE THERE ?
The conference will involve around 130 participants from the European youth work sector from practice, policy and research.
As a follow-up it is planned to coordinate a day in September where the recommendations for the recovery of youth work are disseminated and discussed at European, national and regional level. Furthermore, national delegations and European stakeholders are encouraged to develop strategic approaches and concrete activities within their contexts.
The conference seeks to involve and invite various actors and stakeholders of the European youth work sector from practice, policy and research.
The Youth Work Recovery Conference will take place from 13-16 June 2022 in Helsinki, Finland. It will last approximately two and a half days, with an arrival and start in the late afternoon on 13 June and an end on 15 June in the evening (departure on 16).
The Youth Work Recovery Conference is co-hosted by the National Agencies of the European youth programmes from Finland (host), Croatia, Germany, France, Portugal and Slovenia (co-hosts) as well as co-financed by Movetia (Swiss agency for exchange and mobility). The RAY Network Coordination (at the Finnish National Agency) is leading and coordinating the preparation process and the implementation of the conference in cooperation with the RAY transnational research team.
The conference is part of the European Year of Youth.