Awareness and Engagement Event (North Wales) for Organisations that can help to support the delivery of the New Curriculum in Wales
You are invited to attend a workshop to update you on the development of the new draft curriculum for Wales 2022 and to consider how other organisations can support delivery of the new curriculum in schools. You will also have the opportunity to hear about some examples of good practice. Please share the information with your wider network.
The workshop will be held at The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno, LL30 1AP on 11 December 2019 and will start at 10:00am and finish at 14:00pm.
Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/organisations-who-can-support-delivery-of-the-new-curriculum-in-wales-tickets-82010747353
We would be grateful if you could complete and share this *survey* to contribute to better recognition of youth workers and youth information workers in Europe.
ESCO is the European multilingual database of Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations run by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
The aim of the survey is to clarify the occupation of a Youth Worker and to add a specific occupation of a Youth Information Worker in ESCO.
It is important to note that while we in Wales know Youth Work and Youth Workers as specific protected titles (and we are required to register to practice with the Education Workforce Council), some countries across Europe have slightly different definitions, or no agreed upon definitions at all, indeed in some countries it isn’t possible to obtain a qualification such as a degree in Youth Work.
This survey is a great opportunity to share what you value about the conceptions we have in Wales of what youth work is and what Youth Workers are.
Please fill it in here by the 31st of November.
Thanks to our friends at EurodeskUK and ERYICA for including us in this opportunity.
DiscoverEU is back! Almost 50,000 young people were awarded a travel pass since the first application round in 2018.
Another round will take place from 7 – 28 November 2019 (deadline 11.00am (UK time)) with 20,000 travel passes are available for young people to travel across Europe.
You can find all the information on the European Youth Portal ► https://europa.eu/youth/discovereu_en
If you’d like to know how many passes were awarded in the previous rounds you can find some *info sheets here*, they’re very easy on the eye and provide detailed breakdowns including education or employment status of awardees, gender, country of residence and so on.
From what I can gather after a quick scan, the UK has a really high proportion of awardees based on number of applications, certainly compared to other countries, which is quite encouraging.
There also seems to be more applicants identified as female applying compared to those identified as male. Such confidence to travel is great to see!
If you’d like to see more young people from diverse backgrounds applying, why not share with them and support their application, you might just be supporting them to start an incredible journey!
The Erasmus+ funded scheme ‘EuroApprentices’ is seeking apprentices who have participated in an Erasmus+ mobility to represent the UK at the EuroApprentice Network Meeting in Poland (2020) and at national UK events
This is a wonderful opportunity for apprentices to gain valuable skills, share their experiences, motivate other apprentices and attend events. Costs are 100% covered by the UK National Agency.
Here you can find the Information Sheet for 2020 with more information about the role of an EuroApprentice. Find also attached here the Guide for applicants with the links to the application process, eligibility criteria and the costs funded by the programme.
If your organisation is interested in encouraging and supporting Apprentices to participate in this opportunity, please fill the registration forms as indicated in the Guide for applicants document.
You can also send this opportunity to other organisations you work with.
The deadline to apply is 2nd December 2019 at 5pm.
If you have any questions or require more information, please email the UK National Agency at email@example.com, with the subject ‘EuroApprentices’.
We are eager to share information from the Future Generations Commissioner’s office, including how you can get involved in their work:
1) Our Future Wales National Conversation
They are currently conducting a national conversation to help inform the Commissioner’s 2020 Future Generations Report to be published in the spring.
Since they launched the national conversation they have learnt a great deal from the many personal stories, experiences and interesting suggestions they heard at the five workshops across Wales. But this information-gathering doesn’t stop here. They would like you to hold conversations with your networks and stakeholders in your area which will help us gather innovative ideas and solutions to some of the issues discussed. You can do this in the following ways:
2) Big Ideas
The ‘Big Ideas’ campaign is your space to suggest your big ideas. These big ideas could be things you’ve seen whilst abroad, something you’ve thought of yourself or simply something innovative in your own community. They want to ensure Wales is continually learning and that they are capturing these ‘Big Ideas’ .
3) People’s Platform
They are continuing to collect stories, experiences and views electronically (as many times as you like) via the People’s Platform and you can complete the online survey. If you would like to be more involved in this project and help to collect stories and ideas please complete the Expression of Interest form. The Future Generations Commissioner wants to involve as many organisations and people as possible who can help extend their reach especially to those within our communities who are seldom heard.
4) Organise your own events
They would love you to hold your own events, to help you do this the Commissioner has prepared a ‘toolkit’ and resources that you can use in your own events or usual meetings and conversations to feed back to us to inform the 2020 Future Generations Report.
Please share this information with your networks, colleagues and friends.
The EU Youth Strategy (2019-2027) encourages evidence-based youth policies both at national and European level.
To this end, the European Commission has put in place an expert group on youth indicators with two main objectives:
- propose a dashboard of indicators in the areas of education, employment, social inclusion and health,
- provide an overview of possible new indicators in “core” youth policy areas where they do not exist yet.
In order to revise the indicators, the group is launching a consultation on the current and potential new indicators.
Established in 2011, the current Dashboard of EU Youth indicators includes data from several sources and covers the following topics:
- Education and training
- Employment and entrepreneurship
- Health and well-being
- Social inclusion
- Culture and creativity
- Youth participation
- Youth and the world
Indicators related to “participation” are about the use of the Internet for interaction with public authorities; there is no specific indicator on “youth information”. A number of possible indicators such as the number of young people involved in participatory processes at different levels and the number of users of the European Youth Portal are on the table.
The Council of Europe has been working on the development of such indicators with a similar expert group (check the final report). Could we measure young people’s access to media literacy education? The number of young people using youth information services/information points/information portals? Young people’s capacity to retrieve relevant information? Some of these key issues could be reflected in the future Dashboard.
If you think this should be covered in the dashboard, if you have ideas for the other areas covered by the dashboard, please share your views in the framework of this survey.
Deadline: 7 November
Thank you to our European friends at Eurodesk and ERYICA for sharing this with us.
We would love to share with you an opportunity to join a fully funded training seminar in Palma de Mallorca (Spain).
The training is called Ensuring Youth Information Services and Outreach Promotion and it is a collaboration between our friends Eurodesk, the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) and the European Youth Card Association (EYCA).
It is set to take place at the Hotel Amic Horizonte, Carrer de Vista Alegre, from the 25th to the 29th of November 2019.
CWVYS members ProMo Cymru will be present to host a workshop on Digital Storytelling which will doubtless be worth the flight! We imagine that the other contributions will also meet their amazing standards within Youth Information and you stand to learn a lot during the week.
For more information on the day to day activities, please see the agenda *attached here* and if you are interested in attending, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, so there are no guarantees on your participation, but you don’t stand to lose anything by emailing to find out.
We understand accommodation and transport to be at least partly reimbursable, again, please contact Safi for more info.