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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 26933)  

 
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Title Second expert workshop ''The history of youth work in Europe and its relevance for today’s youth work policy''  
Description This seminar continued to explore the history of youth work. Its international comparative perspective offered the potential to broaden the view on national youth work policies and their inherent paradoxes.

This seminar did not aim at purifying an essential youth work concept irrespective of historical and cultural context. Rather it was the purpose to identify the close links between youth work developments and broader social, cultural and historical trends. What were the beliefs and concepts that underpin youth work? How did they relate to the recurrent youth work paradox saying that youth work produces active and democratic citizens but at the same time seems inaccessible for young people excluded from active citizenship? Tracing back the roots of youth work and identifying different evolutions within and between countries helped to initiate a fundamental discussion on nowadays youth work identity. 
Status Completed 
Date 25/05/2009 - 28/05/2009 
Location Blankenberge, Belgium
Countries CoE Members: Belgium / Finland / France / Germany / Greece / Hungary / Ireland / Malta / Netherlands / Norway / Poland / Russian Federation / Serbia / ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'' / United Kingdom
Organisations: Council of Europe / European Commission
Groups: All Council of Europe member states
  Multilateral
Contributors Belgium - Hosting
  Joint Programme Activity - YouthFrame II
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP YouthFrame II - Framework Partnership Agreement in the field of Youth 2007-2009    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 2 - 2007/DG4/JP/1713   YouthFrame 2 - Quality and recognition of youth work as well as youth policy development and a better knowledge of youth promoted
Expected Result 2.1 - Better understanding of youth issues promoted.
 PoA
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Culture and intercultural dialogue
Line of Action ⇒ V.2 – Youth: present and future for Europe
Programme ☆ V.2.1  Youth Policies, non-formal education and training
Project 2006/DG4/883 Youth policy development
Expected Result 2 The recognition of non-formal education, and in this context, the recognition of youth work as important instrument of youth policy, will be further promoted

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Workshop (excl. training) 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Youth and Sport - Youth)
CoE Contact MEDLINSKA, Marta   email
Partners Agentschap Sociaal-Cultureel werk voor Jeugd en Volwassenen - National Institution
Web Pages
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1 http://youth-partnership.coe.int/youth-partnership/research/experts_workshop.html  
Last Modified 05/10/2009 


Activity Synopsis (ID# 26933) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The main purpose of the workshop was to identify the close links between youth work developments and broader social, cultural and historical trends. The implications of the findings for youth work policy making and practice and the role of research in analysing those were also discussed.

The following questions were addressed:
What are the beliefs and concepts that underpin youth work?
How do they relate to the recurrent youth work paradox saying that youth work produces active and democratic citizens but at the same time seems inaccessible for young people who are excluded from active citizenship? 
Output/Results Tracing back the roots of youth work and identifying different evolutions within and between countries helped initiating a fundamental discussion on nowadays youth work identity and possible startegies of coping in a constructive way with the recurrent youth work paradoxes.
 
Conclusions/Follow Up The report to be finalised and delivered to relevcant stakeholders: youth policy makers, researchers and youth work practitioners as well as youth organisations for further reflection.
A book comprising proceedings of the conference to be edited and published by the Youth Partnership.
An international conference on the topic of the importance of the history for youth work policy to be organised within the Belgium Presidency of the EU in the second half of 2010. 
Participants The participants of the workshop represented the national authorities in charge of youth issues, youth organisations and youth work practitioners as well as the academia. 
Consultants/Experts As the event had the caracter of an expert workshop therefore all the invited guests were experts in the area of youth policy, research and youth work.

I. RESEARCHERS:
Ms. Nicole VETTENBURG, BELGIUM – Flemish Speaking Community, Professor at Ghent University, Department of Social Welfare Studies
Mr. Louis VOS, BELGIUM – Flemish Speaking Community, Professor of Modern History, Research Unit Modernity and Society,
Mr. Tom BOONAERT, BELGIUM – Flemish Speaking Community, Jeugdonderzoeksplatform (JOP), Universiteit Gent
Mr. Xavier HURLET, BELGIUM - German Speaking Community, Lizentiat der Geschichte mit Lehrbefähigung (Universität Lüttich)
Mr. Gauthier SIMON, BELGIUM - French Speaking Commmunity,
Ms. Helena HELVE, FINLAND, Department of Social Work and Research
University of Tampere
Mr. Christian SPATSCHECK, GERMANY, Professor Hochschule Bremen - Fakultät Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Ms. Irina Bohn, GERMANY, Institut für Sozialarbeit und Sozialpädagogik e.V. (ISS)
Mr. Peter WOOTSCH, HUNGARY, Free lance trainer, consultant and expert on youth
Mr. Maurice Devlin, IRELAND, Department of Applied Social Studies, NUI Maynooth
Ms. Miriam TEUMA, MALTA, Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment
Mr. Hans VAN EWIJK, THE NETHERLANDS, Social Innovation Research Centre at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands and Tartu University, Estonia
Mr. Marcin SINCZUCH, POLAND, Institute of Applied Social Sciences Youth Research Centre Warsaw University
Ms. Galina KUPRIYANOVA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Head of Volunteer Recruitment of XXII Olympic Winter Games
Mr. Howard WILLIAMSON, UNITED KINGDOM, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Glamorgan

II. YOUTH WORK PRACTICE: trainers, National Agencies, NGO’s
Mr. Koen LAMBERT, BELGIUM – Flemish Speaking Community, JINT vzw
Mr. Mark TAYLOR, FRANCE, Free lance trainer, consultant and expert on youth
Mr. Gilles BACCALA, FRANCE, INJEP
Mr. Ante MARTIC, EUROPEAN YOUTH FORUM

III. Youth Policy / Youth Ministries / CDEJ members:
Mr. Johan VAN GAENS, BELGIUM - Flemish Speaking Community, Head of Division for Youth, Agency for Socio-Cultural Work for Youth and Adults
Mr. Jan VANHEE, BELGIUM - Flemish Speaking Community, International Youth Policy, Agency for Socio-Cultural Work for Youth and Adults
Ms. Gerda VAN ROELEN, BELGIUM - Flemish Speaking Community, Head of the team Youth Policy, Agency for Socio-Cultural Work for Youth and Adults, Division for Youth
Ms. Lieve CALUWAERTS, BELGIUM - Flemish Speaking Community, Team International Youth Policy, Agency for Socio-Cultural Work for Youth and Adults, Division for Youth
Ms. Françoise CREMER, BELGIUM- French Speaking Community, Ministère de la Communauté française, Chargée de mission - Service de la Jeunesse
Mr. Armand MEYS, BELGIUM – German Speaking Community, Ministerium der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft, Team Jugend – Internationales, Abteilung Kulturelle Angelegenheiten/Team Jugend
Mr. Bjørn Jaaberg HANSEN, NORWAY, Senior adviser, Department for Child and Youth Policy, Ministry of Children and Equality
Mr. Lwazi MBOYI, SOUTH AFRICA, National Youth Commission of South Africa, Pretoria
Mr. Finn Denstad, European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Youth Policy Unit

Rapporteurs, BELGIUM – Flemish Speaking Community:
Mr. Filip COUSSEE, Ghent University, Department of Social Welfare Studies
Ms. Griet VERSCHELDEN, Faculty of Social Work and Welfare Studies, University College of Ghent
Ms. Tineke VAN DE WALLE, Ghent University, Department of Social Welfare Studies 
CoE Secretariat Ulrich BUNJES
Hans-Joachim SCHILD
Marta MEDLINSKA 
Total No. Participants 34 
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05/10/2009 




 
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