Yesterday we got the news about the appointment of a new chair for the Advisory Board overseeing the International Learning Exchange Programme. Today we are happy to be able to share with you that the new chair will be familiar to many in the youth sector, as the person who announced the ILEP on behalf of the Welsh Government back in the spring, former Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, Kirsty Williams.

We hope that Kirsty’s familiarity with and support of the youth sector in Wales will mean youth work is championed throughout the development of this programme.

Here you can find an announcement from Kirsty’s successor, Jeremy Miles MS; 

If you have any thoughts you would like the former Minister and Chair of the Advisory Board to be aware of, please do share them with Helen, as she sits on that Advisory Board on behalf of CWVYS and the members network;

The Advisory Board will be meeting next Monday 25th of October, and CWVYS members can expect any key developments from that meeting to be shared in our international newsletter for November.

You may also be aware that there is an open consultation on the development of the Youth and Schools strand of the programme for you all to have your input;