Events about youth action

Did you know…

…during this European year of Volunteering 2011, many events such as conferences, conventions and forums have taken place all over Europe to put volunteering and youth mobility in the spotlight. The following will give you some examples…

From September 5th to 7th, the EU Youth Conference organized in Warsaw (Poland) gathered over 100 youth delegates from across Europe for the first EU Youth Conference of the new structured dialogue cycle. The topic of discussion for this conference was youth cooperation between the EU and neighbouring countries, with particular emphasis on cooperation with Eastern Europe and Caucasus. The results of Europe-wide consultation were discussed and recommendations concerning the implementation of youth policy, with particular attention to the participation of young people in mobility were developed. Young people from Russia and Eastern Partnership countries were also invited to the conference.Together with representatives of youth Ministries, Youth delegates worked in 7 thematic workshops and put forward recommendations to promote and improve youth cooperation between the EU and its closest neighbours.

From September 7th to 11th, the European Youth Forum organized the II Youth Convention on Volunteering in Brussels, the biggest civil-society event in the framework of the European Year of Volunteering 2011. Bringing together volunteers, institutions, local volunteer associations and European Youth organisations, researchers and decision makers from all over Europe, this huge event consisted in discussing a rights based approach to volunteering through several activities such as workshops, debates, training, concerts, graffiti walls, and many others.

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