Moving the 3rd European Youth Work Convention into the digital space
Due to current developments around the coronavirus pandemic, the 3rd European Youth Work Convention will be moved into the digital space. The unclear situation in the fight against the pandemic and the resulting changed circumstances in the field of youth work wouldn’t have allowed the 3rd EYWC to take place in its planned form – with its special character, with encounter and direct exchange.
In the originally planned period from 7 to 10 December 2020, the host of the 3rd EYWC, the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, now wants to offer innovative and creative formats of virtual exchange and working together to achieve the objectives of the 3rd EYWC whose purpose still stands strong. What this can look like, will be worked out in the next weeks and months. Moving the 3rd EYWC into the digital space makes it special in the series of conventions. It offers the benefit of even wider outreach to achieve the necessary effect in communicating the European Youth Work Agenda for its successful and sustainable implementation. Under the changed circumstances, the digital Convention guarantees equal participation from all EU and CoE member States. In addition, it provides the opportunity to show youth work as the brave, outside the box thinking, and modern field that it is.
Many developments depend on this decision. This website and communications on the Convention social media channels will be regularly updated.