“Youth work in Europe – Mission (Im)possible?” – On 13 November 2023, European youth organisations are meeting with representatives from politics, administration and academia in Dortmund, Germany. Their common goal: to develop solutions to the huge problems international youth work is currently facing. Young people from nine European countries have already travelled to Dortmund one day earlier to prepare for the international symposium during “Youth Day”.
The youngsters wanted to present the various projects they are involved in, at home and with their international project partnerships. They also wanted to discuss with those who set the framework for youth work how these opportunities for participation can be supported and safeguarded, even in times of multiple crises. So to speak, they are lobbying on their own behalf. For that, they have travelled to Dortmund from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, and eleven German cities. Among the participants also is a Ukrainian youth group that is currently active from exile in Munich.