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future belgian eu presidency of youth and the council of youth 1st of july 31st of december 2010
Future Belgian EU-Presidency of Youth and the Council of Youth(1st of July – 31st of December 2010)
the setting
The setting
  • Treaty of Lisbon (Art. 165.2)
  • November 2009: Council Resolution on the Renewed Rramework for Cooperation in the Field of Youth (2010-2018)
  • Teampresidency ES-BE-HU
    • Common goals
    • Common project: structured dialogue
cooperation between the 3 communities
Cooperation between the 3 Communities
  • Flemish Community: leading role and presiding the Council of the ministers of Youth
  • Germanspeaking Communitiy: spokesperson and formulating the official position during the meetings of the Council
  • In close and permanent cooperation amongst the key role players of the 3 communities: ministries, national agencies, youth councils, youth researchers
priorities 3 threads throughout the future belgian eu presidency youth
Priorities: 3 threads throughout the future Belgian EU Presidency Youth
  • Youth Work
  • Youth Employment
  • Coordination of the agenda concerning children, young people and children’s rights

All threads come together on

the Council of the Ministers of Youth

(19th of November)

youth work
Youth Work
  • A “natural” theme for the 3 Communities
  • A new role for youth work in the renewed framework of cooperation
  • 2 events in Ghent
    • 1st European Conference on the History of Youth Work and Youth Policy. Relevance for youth work policy today (Ghent, 5-7th of July 2010)
    • 1st European Youth Work Convention (Ghent, 7-10th of July 2010)
youth work1
Youth Work
  • Council: Resolution/recommendation on youth work (including special attention for access of the poorest children and young people)
  • Council: Conclusions answering a study of the EC about access of culture for young people
  • European seminar about the mobility of the poorest children and young people (French Community, Namur, 9-11th of December)
  • Renewed framework for Cooperation in the Field of Youth (Council Resolution, 27.11.2009): ‘supporting and developing youth work’
    • Description of youth work
    • Start of an agenda until 2018
    • Commitment of Belgium
  • Workplan for the Youth in Action Programme: intention of EC to organise a conference of youth workers (cfr. 2007, 2008)
  • Future Council of Europe Youth Policy: Agenda 2020: Declaration of Ministers of Youth + Resolution of the Committee of Youth (2008)
aims of the convention
Aims of the Convention
  • To show the diversity of youth work and its impact on young people and society (pan-European)
  • To take up from existing European discussions and policy processes on strategic themes and bring these further to give impetus to new processes
  • To boost European cooperation and networking amongst youth workers to reinforce youth work
  • To address messages to states, EU/EC, CoE, YFJ, … some of which can and will be taken on board in the political follow-up under the Belgian presidency
what is the convention about
What is the Convention about
  • Youth work: diversity and common ground
  • Discussion/reflection/suggestions on general youth work related themes
    • Professionalism of youth work
    • Training and mobility of youth workers
    • Recognition of youth work
    • Youth work and policy making
    • Position of youth work
    • Impact and effect of youth work
    • Sustainable support for youth work
    • Youth work for all and in diversity
what is the convention about1
What is the Convention about
  • Inspiring speakers on general youth work related themes
  • Showing (inter-)national good practices
  • Conclusions
  • Past – present - future
who is involved in the preparation
Who is involved in the preparation
  • Future Belgian EU Presidency
  • European Commission
  • Council of Europe
  • European Youth Forum
  • Advisory Council
  • European youth(work) researchers
who will be invited
Who will be invited
  • 50 countries that signed the cultural convention of the CoE + institutions and invitees
  • Delegations:
    • Ministry
    • Youth council
    • National agency
    • Youth (work) researcher
    • Youth workers
inspirational events
Inspirational events
  • In Belgium
  • In Rotterdam
  • In Lithuania
  • In Leicester
rotterdam 17 19 03 2010
Rotterdam (17-19.03.2010)
  • NJI and future Belgian EU Presidency Youth: in line
  • Article in an extra edition of Coyote magazine
  • Inspiring for:
    • Programme of the Convention
      • Position of youth work
      • Influencing policy makers
      • Good practices
    • Organisation of the Conventionbased on our presence and feedback from particpants
  • Beginning of April 2010
  • European Steering Committee of Youth of the CoE (CDEJ)
  • Youth Working Party
  • Permanent Representatives