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3rd European Youth Work Convention

The largest online event for strengthening youth work across Europe

7-10 December 2020

The European Youth Work Convention (EYWC) is the central platform for discussing the latest developments in youth work practice and youth policy in Europe. Professionals and multipliers from youth work practice, youth policy and youth research (the youth work community of practice) came together here for the third time, on this occasion to kick off the implementation of the European Youth Work Agenda (EYWA) in the Bonn Process.

Holding the 3rd EYWC in the digital space made it the largest online event ever held in the field of youth work in Europe and special in the series of conventions. Under the changed circumstances due to the developments around the coronavirus pandemic, the digital Convention guaranteed equal participation from all EU and Council of Europe member States. It offered the benefit of even wider outreach to achieve the necessary effect in communicating the EYWA for its successful and sustainable implementation in the Bonn Process. Innovative and creative formats of virtual exchange and working together provided the opportunity to show youth work as the brave, outside the box thinking, and modern field that it is.

The 3rd EYWC was hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. JUGEND für Europa, the National Agency for the EU programmes Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps, was its partner in organising and developing the content of the event.