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Act local – connect European – think global! There is a lot going on in the network of Generation Europe – The Academy. Here you can find recent updates and reports on activities in our network.

Protest Against the German Government’s Plans to Cut Funding

The International Association for Education and Exchange (IBB e.V.) sharply criticises the German government’s plans to cut funding for youth work, voluntary services, sports, extracurricular education and other services by one fifth. The Dortmund-based non-profit organisation is calling for people to take part in the Germany-wide rally on 20 September in Berlin. On Wednesday, 20 […]

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New Publication: What We’re Doing, and Why

Generation Europe – The Academy is a large network of European youth cooperation with many different fields of work and forms of action. We have published a new brochure to explain briefly what this unique alliance of European youth organisations is all about.

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Experience Europe with Youth Work

Europe is diverse, multi-layered and complex. The G5 working group is an association of five large youth work organisations in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has made an entertaining video about European youth projects. Among others, the young people of the local group of Generation Europe – The Academy from Oberhausen, Germany have their say.

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Training for the Summer of Cooperation

Good youth work needs well-trained professionals. That’s why youth leaders of 45 youth organisations from 14 European countries met in Hattingen/Ruhr from 26 May to 1 June. Despite war and crisis, they are preparing for a great summer of European cooperation.

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Peer-to-Peer Power: Ambassador Conference 2023

An active network within the network: The Ambassadors are currently meeting in Hattingen for this year’s conference. In four days, the young activists from 14 European countries exchange information about their local work and deal with topics such as motivation and conflict management – and with ways to pass on their experiences at home.

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Light in Times of Darkness

How can young people deal with the war in Ukraine? The International Association for Education and Exchange (IBB e.V.) presented an international documentary film project at the endstation.kino in Bochum on Tuesday, 9 May. 45 youth groups from 14 European countries want to use the film in local youth work.

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Youth Work in Europe – Mission (im)possible?

Symposium on 13 November 2023 at the Dortmund “U”. Youth work in Europe is under great pressure. Therefore, we hereby invite you to discuss with us and work on sustainable strategies for the future.

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How the war is changing our educational and youth work

Statement by the IBB on the first anniversary of the Russian army’s attack on Ukraine. Since 24 February 2022, Ukraine has been defending itself with all its resources against the Russian attack. The war has disrupted the lives of millions of Ukrainians. The developments have also not remained without consequences for our educational and youth work.

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Katharina Teiting, Proje

About Fear and Anger

Speech from Project Director Katharina Teiting at the Network Conference of Generation Europe – The Academy, Hattingen (Germany), February 2023.

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This Is How We Meet

Here are some impressions from our Network Conference in Hattingen, Germany. Over five days, the project managers of the 45 participating organisations are meeting for planning and further development of Generation Europe – The Academy. During these inspirational days together in Hattingen we managed to see the faces of our new partner organisations, to discuss […]

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