Conference Programme

Monday

Morning
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Arrivals

11:00–13:00
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Registration at the Grand Marina Congress Center

11:30–13:30
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Lunch

15:00
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Opening of the Conference
Annika Saarikko, Minister of Science and Culture

Welcome 
Elisa Gebhard, Chairperson, Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi

Introduction of the working groups
Heidi Välimäki, Project manager, Youth Academy

15:50
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Working groups focusing on the five main themes:

  1. Sustainability and Youth Work
  2. Multicultural Youth Work
  3. Digitalisation and Young People
  4. Future of Work and Employability of Young People
  5. Accessibility and Access to Services


Coffee break during the group work session

17:50
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Group work reports

18:30
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Summary and closing of the first day
Practical information about the evening programme

 

Tuesday

8:30
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Breakfast

9:00
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ALL-YOUTH research project: Promoting participatory approach in legislative processes
(youth delegates have the possibility to participate in the study during the conference)
Jukka Viljanen, Professor of Public Law, Ph.D., Faculty of Management, University of Tampere

9:30
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Researchers’ overview based on the study on the education and training of youth workers in Europe
Marta Medlinska, Coordinator, Youth Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe

9:45
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Perspectives on the future of education and training of youth workers: Exchange of views between youth work students, youth work trainers and educators
Dr Howard Williamson, Professor of European Youth Policy, University of South Wales

10:45
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Coffee Break

11:15
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ERASMUS+ presentations and sharing good practices
Andreas Karsten, Research Coordinator, Research-based Analysis and Monitoring of Erasmus+: Youth in Action (RAY Network)
Riikka Jalonen, Executive Director, The Peace Education Institute

12:00
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Lunch

13:15
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Practical information about the field visits

13:30
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Field visits to youth work activities in the City of Helsinki

16:30
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Return back to the Congress Center

Refreshments served

17:00
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Presentation of the outcomes of the field visits

18:30
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Practical info about the evening programme

 

Wednesday

8:30
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Breakfast

9:30
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First reactions by the rapporteurs and researchers regarding the outcomes of the Conference
Dr Marko Kovacic, Institute for Social Research in Zagreb
Dr Tomi Kiilakoski, Finnish Youth Research Society

Panel discussion: Future perspectives for education and training of youth workers
Facilitated by the European Youth Forum
Minister of Education/ Minister responsible for Youth, Finland
Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, European Commission
Antje Rothemund, Head of Youth Department, Council of Europe
Carina Autengruber, President, European Youth Forum (tbc)
Other participants tbc

Closing remarks: Next steps by Finland and Croatia
Henni Axelin, Director, Department for Youth, Ministry of Education and Culture

Croatian Presidency

11:30
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Family photo

12:00
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Lunch

13:00
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Departures

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