Recent News

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.

Ambassadors of Values

What a journey! In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a new approach to fostering youth participation was launched in the network of Generation Europe – The Academy. Since then, a comprehensive training and exchange programme is empowering young people from the more than 40 partner organisations to take on more responsibility in their local groups and in European networking. A good three years after the kick-off, the Ambassadors from 14 European countries have now met in Hattingen, Germany, for this year’s conference.

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Destination Future: Translocal Exchange in Bochum

The local youth groups from Bochum and Nordhausen actually work closely with their project partners from Italy and Portugal, respectively Spain and Poland. However, Generation Europe – The Academy also enables additional alliances. Bochum in the Ruhr region and Nordhausen in Thuringia have been official twin towns since 1990. What could be more obvious than to fill this connection with life also at the level of youth work?

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Youth Work and Mental Well-Being

Improving the conditions of young people and those who support them is one of the common goals of the youth organisations active in the network of Generation Europe – The Academy. But when it comes to well-being and mental health, what is the situation among those who are involved in the programme?

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Florence: For Just and Sustainable Cities

The Centro di Creazione e Cultura (CCC), our project partner in Florence, has published an impressive video about the commitment of the local group of Generation Europe – The Academy in Tuscany. The video summarises the three most important local activities of the past year and shows how closely the young people work together with other civil society organisations.

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Network Conference: Planning, discussing, publishing

European cooperation is releasing new energy: for six days, representatives of 42 youth organisations from 14 European countries met in Hattingen (Germany) to further develop concepts for international youth work and plan projects. Now others can benefit from their experience: They presented a series of booklets and other publications that make methods and best-practice examples accessible to youth workers throughout Europe.

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What is Civic Education?

Civic Education plays an important role in empowering young people to become active and engaged citizens. However, within the Generation Europe – The Academy network there were different understandings of the term Civic Education. This made collaboration more challenging at times. A new handout documents the network’s efforts to build a common understanding by surveying participants, analysing their responses, and facilitating dialogue among the network partners.

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Concepts for Saving Youth Work

Executive Summary of the results of the Symposium “Youth Work in Europe – Mission (Im)possible?”, by Prof. Dr. Tomaž Deželan The current conditions for young people in Europe are catastrophic. Young people are among the biggest victims of the crises of the last decade, as evidenced by the “frozen progress” warned by the European Youth […]

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Spot On! In Munich

The Munich local group of the international youth network “Generation Europe – The Academy”, which is coordinated by the Pädagogisches Institut – Zentrum für Kommunales Bildungsmanagement, decided to launch an action against the shift to the right after the state elections in autumn 2023. The young people read the party manifestos of all the parties […]

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Portugal: Celebrating Human Rights Day

Youth Coop, the local project partner of Generation Europe – The Academy from Agualva-Cacém in Portugal, held a remarkable event to mark International Human Rights Day. The young people of the local group organised a GenE Fest to showcase their work, and our unique network of European youth cooperation. Encounters, community, extraordinary experiences: As a […]

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Happy Holidays to All You Superheroes!

An exciting and extraordinary year full of action is nearing its end. This is a good time to send out a huge thank you to everybody active in the network of Generation Europe – The Academy, you are real superheroes! See you in 2024, for many more exciting adventures!

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