JUGEND für Europa (JfE) – the German, Jaunatnes starptautisko programmu aģentūra (JSPA) – the Latvian, Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG) – the Italian and Léargas – the Irish National Agency of Erasmus+: YOUTH in close cooperation with SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre invite colleagues involved in youth worker training and education to participate in the dissemination conference FOCUS: Learning – Concepts and practices in youth work education and training!

A team of writers/trainers in cooperation with experts and university representatives have produced a publication on learning in youth work. This has been developed into an online platform with easy to access and use audio-visual and downloadable resources (podcasts, videos, flash cards/presentations, leaflets and posters). Each of these resources explores further the concept and practice of learning in youth work and provides a unique perspective on learning in youth work as developed over the last years at European level.  Each chapter explores a different aspect to learning in youth work, describing the role of the youth worker, different concepts and practises in youth work and how learning is transferred from concept to practice.

FOCUS: Learning will be of primary interest to trainers, educators and lecturers involved in the education and training of youth workers – be it in NGOs, institutions, universities… It is also of relevance to the wider community of practice who are connected to youth worker trainers, including youth workers, youth work managers, policy makers, researchers, institutional representatives and so on.

The aim of FOCUS: Learning is to promote and explore the concept of learning in youth work in its collective and individual dimension.

With the conference the organisers intend to…

  • promote and explore youth work practice where the facilitation of learning is a fundamental principle,
  • explore the idea of youth workers as facilitators of learning,
  • seek for complementarity between sectors and facilitate dialogue with different perspectives on the concept of learning in youth work, and
  • reflect on how this material and audio-visual tools can be applied in the education and training of youth workers across Europe and beyond.

Dates: 2 – 3 September 2021

Application Deadline: 20 August 2021

More information as well as the online application form can be found at https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/focus-learning.9522/