The 3rd European Youth Work Convention (EYWC) played the key role in establishing the European Youth Work Agenda (EYWA) as a strategic framework for further developing and strengthening youth work practice and policies in Europe. To do this, the 3rd EYWC served as the kick-off event for implementing the European Youth Work Agenda by
- looking at the current challenges and needs of youth work in Europe,
- discussing the framework conditions of quality youth work in Europe,
- providing information about the European Youth Work Agenda,
- shaping the content of the EYWA,
- developing recommendations for the implementation of the EYWA in the Bonn Process in the coming years,
- creating ideas for activities within the implementation of the EYWA in the Bonn Process,
- launching national processes and measures,
- enabling and exploiting synergies between all stakeholders and levels involved,
- and creating commitment, ownership and co-operation.
If you are interested in finding out more about the European Youth Work Agenda, we have a whole section of this website dedicated to it.
The Convention also provided a central platform for discussing the latest developments in youth work practice and youth policy. Its general objectives were to
- link youth work practice and youth policy,
- work together to further develop youth work practice,
- enhance the visibility of youth work and its value,
- facilitate discussions on specific topics,
- acquire new insights and transfer knowledge,
- and promote common ground and joint action within the youth work community of practice.