9-11 November 2014 | ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
This is the third European conference for municipalities in Europe to share knowledge, experiences and policy insights on the topic of youth work. Besides sharing knowledge, experiences and policy insights, the aim of the InterCity Youth Conference is to found the official European InterCity Youth Network. We therefore specially invite representatives interested to become members of the InterCity Youth Network.
InterCity Youth Network
- The InterCity Youth Network is a European network representing municipalities actively involved in youth work. Through knowledge sharing, peer learning and policy development, we aim to improve the quality and position of youth work within Europe. In the document Common grounds and intentions you will find more information. Jugend für Europa organised in 2012 the first InterCity Youth Conference in Leipzig. Representatives from local government institutions addressed the importance of youth work and the exchange of policy developments in that field. The second InterCity Youth Conference of 2013 in Helsinki concluded to found an official European Network. The third InterCity Youth conference of 2014 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch will found the InterCity Youth Network.
Participants are representatives of municipalities or local government institutions responsible for youth work. Youth work contains all forms of non-formal learning. We strongly invite policymakers and those civil servants who are financially responsible for youth work. The conference and network do not target politicians and youth workers.
Sunday 9 November 2014 p.m:
Official start of the Conference with keynote speaker Mrs. Ulla Laurio, head of cultural youth work centre Happi in Helsinki. The first membership meeting of the InterCity Network will take place.
Monday 10 November 2014
The morning programme will present several speakers like Mr. Ton Rombouts, mayor of ’s-Hertogenbosch and member of the European Committee of the Regions, Mr. Martin van Rijn, State secretary of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Prof. Dr. Micha de Winter, Pedagogical Science Utrecht University and Mr. Jonas Agdur, chairman of KEKS in Sweden and chairman Expert Group on Youth Work Quality Systems in EU Member States.
In the afternoon you are invited to visit several youth projects in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Tuesday 11 November 2014
Plenary programme with knowledge sharing, experiences exchange and discussion as input for the Fourth InterCity Youth Conference in 2015.
After the lunch, the international programme will be finished and the Dutch representatives will continue during the afternoon. Around 50 Dutch representatives of municipalities and youth organisations will be present during the whole day.