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Reaching ALL young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Getting crisis-savvy
Wednesday, 9 December 2020  •  11:15 AM  •  Workshop room 24

The COVID-19 pandemic impacts on the different approaches, methods and measures in youth work at local and regional level. The crisis seems to seriously interfere with the ambition to reach out to ALL young people, in particular marginalised and socially excluded groups. It will be discussed what COVID-19 means in practice particularly for young people in vulnerable situations, how youth work can address these young people and which methods and approaches are appropiate.

Perdita Wingerter

Perdita Wingerter is the CEO and founder of the NGOs “Gemeinsam leben & lernen in Europa” (Living and learning together within Europe) and has her own consulting agency. Being an active volunteer for over 30 years now, she is also promoting volunteering in various ways: Within her organisation “Gemeinsam leben & lernen in Europa” she initiated and coordinated many volunteer led projects on national and international level, especially ones involving young volunteers. By providing trainings, coaching and opportunities she has empowered hundreds of you people to become not only volunteers but also active citizens. The organisation has won many awards for its work, e.g. the “Citizens prize” of the European Parliament or the “Active Citizens of Europe Award”.

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