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29 January 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33400)  

Description In 2008 and 2009, the Flemish Community of Belgium and the EU-CoE youth partnership co-organised two workshops on the history of youth work policy and practice in some selected countries (“Blankenberge I and II”). In a bigger conference under the Belgian EU-presidency (Ghent, 2010) the discussion was enlarged by focusing on recurrent themes in youth work history throughout different European countries.

Now, in 2011, the Estonian authorities responsible for Youth – in cooperation with Finland - offered to host a third workshop on History of Youth Work, following up from the earlier two held in 2008 and 2009 and the related conference in 2010 in Ghent. It aims at presenting the history of youth work of countries that have not yet been in the focus of discussion and thus broadening the overview of the developments in Europe.
Status Completed 
Date 04/10/2011 - 07/10/2011 
Location Tallinn, Estonia
Countries Organisations: Council of Europe / European Commission / European Union
Groups: All Council of Europe member states / Multilateral
Contributors Estonia - Hosting
Finland - Other
Belgium - Other
  Joint Programme Activity - YouthFrame III
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP YouthFrame III - Youth Partnership Framework Programme 2010-2013
Project Purpose 1 - 2010/DG4/JP/2320   Youth Partnership Framework Programme 2010-2013
Expected Result 1.4 - A better knowledge on youth issues achieved and a dialogue between policy, research and practice organised, with special emphasis on priority areas of youth.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.4 – Building a Democratic Culture
Programme ☆ III.4.2  Youth participation and citizenship

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 ,   - .@coe.int
Partners Estonian Youth Ministry - National Institution
Estonian Youth Work Centre - Local or National NGO
Finnish Ministry for Education and Culture - National Institution
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int/youth-partnership/research/Workshops/HW3_workshop  
Last Modified 19/12/2011 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 33400)

Objective(s) Third seminar on History of Youth Work focused on documenting the youth work histories of nine so-far uncovered countries: Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Greece, Lithuania and Armenia. It equally revisited the lessons from the past workshops and Ghent conference and discussed new approaches to conceptional development and recognition of youth work. 
Output/Results Presentations from the workshop are posted online. A knowledge book with research papers from this workshop is being prepared and will be published in 2012. Results of the event will be disseminated to the relevant stakeholders and widest possible audiences. 
Conclusions/Follow Up A new workshop is being discussed. Its exact theme and dates are yet unknown. 
Participants The overall majority of participants were researchers. Policy-makers and youth work practitioners were equally represented. 
CoE Secretariat  
Total No. Participants 39 
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