Call for YEU Working Groups
As part of the YEU Strategic Plan 2014-2017 and the Working Plan for 2013/2014 and in line with the recommendations of the General Assembly 2013 and commitment and need of current Governing Board (GB) to broaden and intensify the involvement of a greater number of people with the core work of YEU, four (4) working groups will be created. GB strongly believes in the importance of your participation for bringing the added value to the daily work of YEU and Member Organisations by strengthening the bonds between members and creating more ownership and belonging to YEU in order to work together towards our networks success and sustainability.
Therefore, we are opening the calls for working groups on:
- CAPACITY BUILDING
Coordinated by Ira Vaso with the support of Nela Sladojevic
Coordinated by Sebastian Janzon with the support of Ira Vaso
- INTERNET GOVERNANCE
Coordinated by Seymur Valiyev with the support of Ira Vaso
- YOUTH POLICY
Coordinated by Nela Sladojevic with the support of Simona Jonas
The Aims and the Role of the Working Groups:
- To raise awareness of life of the network
- To get more involvement of MOs in YEU daily life
- To involve MOs in development of YEU policies and priorities during the whole year
- To develop a dialogue and shared view on specific issues
- To empower active members in the relevant areas of YEU
- To open a space for new opportunities
The working groups will involve young people from YEU MOs who will be involved in the implementation of the YEU Working Plan 2013/2014 and prepare suggestions for YEU GB and General Assembly concerning strategies and/or actions in the relevant areas. The work of the Working Groups will be used during this mandate for developing YEU positions and actions in those areas. GB will heavily rely on the recommendations of the working groups as a source for shaping recommendations and suggestions for the next Governing Board and the development of the Working Plan 2015/2016.
Each working group will work online and will be supported and facilitated by a GB member coordinator. A face to face meeting of the working groups cannot be guaranteed but will be considered as one of the priorities in case of budget availability and according with upcoming result of online meetings. GB will also try to allocate a budget to enable the presentation of the result of the work in main events of YEU (such as GA) and to organise face to face meetings as parts of YEU events when possible. The GB will consider being an active member of the working groups as criteria for prioritizing the participation in international related events. The mandate of the working groups will be one year.
Appointed members of the working groups with support of GB member will define priorities of the working group for one year mandate. Proposed goals and objectives created by GB for this mandate are:
In its long history YEU is organising events for supporting the development and lifelong learning for the different profiles of members of the YEU Member Organisations (young motivated members, young leaders, project developers, professional youth workers, trainers and facilitators, members interested in youth policy development, activists etc.) with a main aim to increase expertise and capacity of the YEU Member Organisations.
The role of this working group will be to examine the capacity building needs of Member Organisations and to explore and develop additional tools and methods for capacity building such as: Capacity Building Needs Assessment; Supporting development and work of the YEU Membership Committee; Toolkit on Capacity Building; The capacity building event for International Coordinators; PET support training for individual MO on the spot;
Educational activities are the core of YEU International, but how is Education as such perceived in YEU? Which are the educational needs of our members and of the 400ca young people taking part every year in the activities organized by YEU International? What is the global position of YEU International on educational matters, including validation of Non Formal Learning and certification of Youth Work? What more can be done in the framework of YEU Year of Innovations in order to make YEU educational activities more unique?
These are just some of the “simple” questions with difficult answers that an organization like YEU needs to face, and the aim of this Working Group is to contribute in giving such answers throughout the realization of surveys, consultations and other ways of involvement for YEU MOs and their members making YEU the voice of the many young people it represents.
Internet governance (IG) is one of the most important global policy issues in the world today. How we manage the Internet will define much of our society, if we take into account the impact of the Internet and instant communication on today's society.
Objectives of IG Working Group are:
- to bring closer the topic of IG to YEU MOs by introducing them to the concept, terminology and issues currently discussed in IG community such as: support to human rights implementation online, fight against all kinds of hate speech online, privacy and data protection issues, etc.
- to actively contribute to the No Hate Speech Campaign
- to explore how to link non-formal education and IG by developing new educational tools in cooperation with PET
- to create a position of YEU on IG and New Media
- to give recommendations on how to use New Media in order to enhance YEU outreach to youth around Europe
- to collaborate with stakeholders in the implementation of projects (EuroDIG etc.) and policies towards better IG
In the last decade the European youth policy has been developing rapidly, encouraging EU member states to develop complementary youth policy measures and strategies on national, regional and local level. Have the developments at the EU level stimulated the development and implementation of complementary national or local youth policy measures and strategies? If yes, what kind of measures are they and could they be an inspiration for some other communities?
The goals of the Youth Policy Working Group are:
- to exchange experiences and good practices within the YEU member organisations in the field of youth policy development and implementation
- to empower YEU members as relevant actors in the youth policy development
- to follow the processes of youth policy development at national, European and global level
- to create a YEU position on youth policy issues when possible
- to actively participate at the structured dialogue and other youth policy development processes at European level
Profile of Members of the Working Groups:
The participation at the Working Groups is open to the members, volunteers, Board members and employees of YEU Member Organisations without any age limit. There is no maximum number of participants for each working group, but a single person can only participate in one working group, so consider selecting your applicants also based on their area of interest and expertise.
How to Apply
Anyone wishing to become a member of any of the groups should send a CV and a motivation letter to GB (email@example.com) before May 15th 2014. GB will evaluate applications and select members. We invite Member Organisations to motivate individuals who are interested in contributing with their experience, knowledge or good will to work together for a development of YEU.