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Call for YEU Working Groups 2022

YEU International is happy to announce a call for its Working Group (WG) members.


If you are interested in Youth Work, want to engage in specific topics on an international level, want to influence what YEU International will work on in the next few years and if you want to work on edge-cutting topics and develop yourself in a proactive and supporting environment, then this is your chance to become active in YEU!

YEU Governing Board (GB) strongly believes in the importance of your participation for bringing the added value to the daily work of YEU and Member Organisations by strengthening the bonds between members and creating more ownership and belonging to YEU in order to work together towards our network success and sustainability.

There is no need to be an expert on the specific topic, but you should feel able and willing to participate in the WG. We welcome all new members who will help us develop and fulfill our activities, shape our strategic plan and adapt it to your needs, your priorities, and your initiatives.

Therefore, we are opening the call for 6 WGs based on YEU Strategic Plan 2023-2025 (Youth Work, Education, Capacity Building, Policy Co-Creation, YEU Goes Greener and Inclusion).


What is the role and aim of the working group?

The working group is a space for innovation, sharing ideas and networking which will gather young people and not only, from YEU Member Organisation and other interested individuals. The working groups will have the role to support the implementation of YEU annual plan 2022.

Commitment & Working Method

The participation at the Working Groups is open to members, volunteers, Board members and employees of YEU Member Organisations or other interested individuals without any age limit. There is no maximum number of participants for each working group, but a single person can only participate in one working group, so choose wisely. Nevertheless you can apply for more than one working group, but will be selected only for one. The mandate of the working groups will last from May to December 2022.

Each working group will be self-facilitated and will work online on our Basecamp collaboration tool and through online meetings (Zoom-calls) supported by a Governing Board(GB) member and a representative of the YEU Administrative Office (AO). 


The working groups’ meetings will be both offline and online. Face to face meetings of the working group will be considered as a priority in case of budget availability and in accordance with upcoming results of the online meetings. GB will also try to allocate a budget to enable the presentation of the results of the work in main events of YEU (such as the General Assembly).


Tasks and Responsibilities of each Working Group:


Education Working Group

The WG will continue promoting and implementing disadvantaged and less represented young people’s equal access to high quality non-formal education and trainings at all levels and opportunities for lifelong learning.

Expected Results:

  • Discover YEU world – gamified guide for high quality learning experiences (long -term process).


Inclusion Working group:

YEU has been focusing on the development of the strategy on outreach to disadvantaged young people developed within the Brave New You Reloaded project since 2021.  Based on the outcomes of the BNY Reloaded project, Inclusion WG will invite representatives of YEU MOs to re-think the meaning of safe space and inclusion in YEU events. 

Expected outcomes: 

  • Guidelines on safe spaces in NFE and youth work at local and European level.


Capacity building Working Group

Based on the results of the Strategic planning questionnaire regarding YEU and MOs cooperation, this group will develop a document outlining the capacity building programme for YEU MOs and a list of annual YEU events with detailed information on their purpose, target groups and aims. 

Expected results

  • Capacity Building Programme Plan 2023-2025 (based on the conducted Membership survey report and needs assessment coordinated  by YEU Membership Manager and YEU PET coordinators). 
  • Concept of YEU annual events. 


YEU Goes Greener Working Group

The WG will aim at supporting the development of the recommendations towards local authorities, schools, youth organizations (local level) and towards EU institutions and advocacy platforms on green agenda mainstreaming and direct involvement of young people in planning and developing measures important for their future.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Recommendation of green agenda mainstreaming

Youth Work Working Group 

The WG will have a task to do consultations with MOs on their approach to youth work at local level and needs of youth workers, most importantly analysis of the current Quality Label (QL) and Code of Ethics. 

Expected Outcomes:

  • Collection of good practices from other organisations and ongoing policy developments related to European (digital) Youth Work agenda, Bonn process and European Year of Youth, 
  • Revision of the documents based on the input of MOs and their youth workers.

EU policy co-creation Working Group

The WG will have a role to conduct consultations with YEU Mos and young people from the local communities on youth mainstreaming. WG members will, together with the YEU Policy Officer, give YEU input and run consultations for the processes of the Conference for the Future of Europe and EU Youth Dialogue.

Expected Outcomes:

  • A set of Recommendations on youth mainstreaming as YEU policy contribution to the European Year of Youth. 

If you are interested and you want to take the challenge, then take the lead and join one of our Working Groups! Application form for YEU Working groups can be found here with the deadline of April 15th 20221 at 23:59 CET.


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