European Charter on Youth work
On 8–11 October representatives of the Youthful Cities around the Baltic Sea met in Rostock. A total of 21 participants (youth and civil servants) from 11 cities had made their way to Germany. Also, two youth board members from the Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation were invited.
The main working themes of this meeting were: the “Charter on Local Youth Work”, “EU Competence model for international youth work”, “Youth and UBC General Conference 2019” as well as a cultural experiences of Rostock City.
During the welcome dinner on Monday the participants were greeted by Steffen Bockhahn, Senator for Youth, Social Affairs, Health, Schools and Sports and Karin Wohlgemuth, Rostock International Relations office and had the opportunity to talk about matters of youth and Rostock.
On 9 October the official opening of the Commission meeting in the premises of the “Rostocker Freizeit Zentrum” was followed by news from the Chairman of the Commission. The workshops on the “European Charter on Youth Work” – a result of a project of 23 National agencies of Erasmus+, were held. In the afternoon, the participants joined the tour of the medieval city with references to the medical practives of the medieval times in Rostock.
Also on the next day, a guided tour around our meeting place “Rostocker Freizeit Zentrum” was organized. Afterwards the participants split up into the youth and civil servants. The group of youth worked on ideas for the 2019 General Conference, while the civil servants discussed the EU Competence model for international youth work. In the afternoon, the meeting moved to another Youth Centre “Peter Weiss Haus” and after a guided tour there was a workshop on how to creatively present the results during the City Hall mingle later in the afternoon.
The last day evaluation of the different workshops was done and the cities had possibilities to share information and inspirations.
Chairman of the Commission