Eurodesk’s mission is to help young people experience the world.
Engaging and inspiring young people – and those who work with them in the youth sector – is key to this.
As you know, CWVYS have been partners of Eurodesk UK for a number of years, sharing and promoting positive stories from young people here in Wales and their peers all across Europe.
If you enjoy these kinds of news stories, Eurodesk UK recently released their new publication ‘Eurodesk: a snapshot in 30 stories’.
The range of experiences covers six topic areas:
- Have your say
- Youth work
From volunteering placements to studying for a semester abroad, everyone has a unique experience and a story to tell, not only on what they did but how it affected them personally.
You can enjoy them here: https://www.eurodesk.org.uk/resource/eurodesk-snapshot-30-stories
In advance of the Senedd elections in May 2021, CWVYS will be hosting an online hustings event for its Member organisations to put questions to representatives of political parties in Wales.
Details of those representatives will be announced shortly.
However, we are delighted to confirm that Keith Towler, Chair of the Interim Youth Work Board for Wales, will be our guest speaker.
Keith will provide an important update on the work of the Interim Youth Work Board as well as the context upon which the hustings will be based: the CWVYS Manifesto; a rights-based approach to youth work in Wales; and what young people want to see happen for them.
We will be inviting questions from CWVYS Member organisations and asking them of our guests at the event. Look out for your opportunity to submit questions to CWVYS in due course.
For a look at our manifesto visit: https://www.cwvys.org.uk/cwvys-manifesto/
CWVYS are supporting the Welsh Government to collect articles and news for the Youth Work newsletter.
We encourage you to send us your stories and articles for the next issue, which is due out in January, and the subject is Participation.
Next year’s elections sees the participation of 16-17 year olds for the first time – maybe in the newsletter you could include a story on your ideas or work to discuss this topic with the young people you engage with.
Here (alongside the WG and Electoral Commission’s resources) you can find info from the Senedd, which includes a session plan and resources for youth group leaders are all available on HWB (You don’t need a HWB account to download them).
In the recent CWVYS newsletter we shared the WG’s ‘style guide’ for an idea of what the Youth Engagement team at the Welsh Government expect.
You can find previous issues here: https://gov.wales/youth-work-newsletters
To subscribe follow this link: https://gov.wales/subscribe-youth-work-newsletter
The team are hoping to have content gathered for the next issue by the 11th of December please, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to your submissions!
You may recall we conducted a survey earlier in the year on the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the voluntary youth sector in Wales.
The report on its findings was widely circulated amongst our members, here’s the link for some more info: https://www.cwvys.org.uk/cwvys-report-on-the-impact-of-covid-19/
We are now conducting a follow-up survey to assess the ongoing impact of the pandemic and would greatly appreciate if you could take the time to complete it.
We appreciate things are highly uncertain, but looking to the future, it would be positive for our members for us to be able to highlight their experience of the situation, particularly as it continues to change.
You will each receive a copy of the report when it’s completed next month.
Please could you fill it in as soon as you get a chance. Here is the link to the English version: https://forms.gle/pQFdSDacSFPYBBYu5
For respondents we will put each name into a hat for the chance to win a £50 voucher – we will announce the winner in December’s regional meeting 😊
Thank you to those who have already responded.