The Youth Work Recovery Conference will take place from 13-16 June 2022 in Helsinki, Finland and 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.
The conference 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 clear recommendations for action for relevant actors on how to improve, strengthen and widen the post-pandemic support and development of youth work across Europe.
The Youth Work Recovery Conference seeks to involve and invite various actors and stakeholders of the European youth work sector from practice, policy and research.
Conference participants should be working on designing and developing or are already involved in implementation of recovery programmes for youth work in a capacity that allows them to contribute to the conference meaningfully, whether that be from the perspective of policy, practice, programming and/or research.
Balance of participants (backgrounds, experiences, countries, …) will be ensured in the selection process. Only limited places for participants from Partner Countries (= ‘Third countries not associated to the Programme’) can be provided.
This project is co-financed by the National Agencies of the European youth programmes from Finland (host) and Croatia, Germany, France, Portugal, Slovenia (co-hosts) as well as Movetia (Swiss agency for exchange and mobility). There is no participation fee for this conference.
Accommodation and food
This conference is co-financed by the National Agencies of the European youth programmes from Finland (host) and Croatia, Germany, France, Portugal, Slovenia (co-hosts) as well as Movetia (Swiss agency for exchange and mobility). They will organise accommodation and cover the costs for accommodation and food.
Please note: Colleagues from National Agencies/SALTOs need to cover their costs for accommodation and food from own resources.
Host & co-hosts
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) will lead and coordinate 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.
Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
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