Introduction of the European Youth Work Agenda and warming up for developing a common declaration
Gisèle started her path in youth work about 25 years ago, coordinating international volunteering programmes. Throughout those years, she had the opportunity to work for the European institutions and for several structures (youth council, INGYOs, the European Youth Forum), which not only supported her knowledge-building, but also her endeavour to constantly look for synergies. As freelance trainer and learning facilitator, she dedicated a big part of her work to competence frameworks and development, and to the facilitation of large-scale events. In 2017, she joined the team of SALTO T&C RC where she deals with the development and the implementation of the European Training Strategy.
In parallel, she keeps on working on her personal and professional development as psychotherapist and to explore the approach to neurocognitive behaviour.read more
In 1980, after leaving university, Jonas started as a municipal youth worker in suburban Stockholm. He stayed there for 18 years before moving back to Gothenburg, as responsible for youth work in a nearby municipality. In 2005, he founded KEKS, a network of today over 80 municipalities in Sweden, Finland and Slovenia. After chairing the organization for 13 years he has now taken a step back and acts as senior advisor. To Jonas, young people’s active participation is at the core of quality youth work and essential for its further development.read more