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Strengthening European and international youth work (repeated)

Growing youth work
Wednesday, 9 December 2020  •  03:45 PM  •  Workshop room 27

European and international youth work promotes democratic values and active citizenship as it supports young people in developing attitudes, competences and skills needed in a globalised world. How can European and international youth work be strengthened through European programmes and how through integration in local youth work? Based on two inspiring inputs on these questions, participants develop ideas for increasing the European dimension in their working contexts.

Reet Kost

Reet has been actively engaged in the European youth field as a youth leader, trainer, developer and manager since 1992. She is the Deputy Director of the Estonian National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes that hosts also the SALTO Resource Centre on Participation and Information. She is active in the co-ordination group of the National Agencies network in the youth field. She is a member of national and European expert groups in the field of training and quality of youth work and youth policy, such as the Advisory Group for the European Training Strategy of Erasmus+ Youth in Action, member of the RAY network Steering Group. She contributed to drafting the 2nd European Youth Work Convention's declaration by being one of the editorial team members.

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Christina Gerlach

In youth work I was initially involved on voluntary basis. Since 2010 I have been working with different focuses in the field of youth work. In the beginning, I dealt with European youth policy, but in the meantime my work focuses on international youth policy cooperation and the implementation of national and international projects on youth work.

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