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Final Conference in Graz (AT)
The BPFYP Final Conference took place on 6 February 2020 in Graz, Austria. The partners were very exited to welcome two high-class keynote speakers at the conference: Ms Daniela Köck of 'beteiligung.st', the specialist contact partner for the involvement and participation of children, young people and adult citizens in socio-political life and service provider for the Province of Styria, and Mr Richard Krisch of 'Verein Wiener Jugendzentren', the largest professional supplier of open child and youth work in Vienna. While Ms Köck discussed the topic of young people and politics, Mr Krisch presented the topic of social spaces.
A large part of the conference was dedicated to presenting all BPFYP Intellectual Outputs. Visitors were able to discuss, with the project partners, the participation projects that had been carried out in the partner countries and to take hard copies of the Research Report, the Curriculum, the Project Reader, and the Political Action Plan.
Finally, an interesting panel discussion with Daniela Köck, Richard Krisch and Oonagh Aitken (representing the project partnership) concluded the conference.
About 50 persons attended the conference, which was held at the 'European Centre for Modern Languages' in Graz, Austria, and offered German-English translation services for our international guests.
Final Partner Meeting in Graz (AT)
The project consortium had its final partner meeting on 5 February 2020 in Graz, Austria. The meeting was hosted by the Austrian project coordinator of Jugend am Werk Steiermark.
In their fourth meeting, the partners focussed on finalising the project and dealing with the last preparations for the final conference. Partners discussed the BPFYP Project Reader (Intellectual Output 3), which provides an overview of the 18 youth participation projects that had been carried out in the partner countries, and the BPFYP Political Action Plan (Intellectual Output 4), which includes 13 recommendations for political stakeholders on all levels. Also, partners discussed in detail administrative, financial and quality-related issues.
Representatives from all partner organisations took part in the meeting.
BPFYP Conference: Save the Date
We are happy to announce our Final Conference in Graz, AT:
Date: 6 February, 2020
Time: 9:30 am (registration starts 9 am)
Place: Europäisches Fremdsprachenzentrum, Nikolaiplatz 4, 8020 Graz, Austria
At the conference, the partnership will present its project results, and we are very excited to have two exerpts giving keynotes on political participation of young people: Ms Daniela Köck of 'beteiligung.st', the competence centre for child, youth and citizens participation in the Province of Styria, and Mr Richard Krisch of 'Verein Wiener Jugendzentren' in Vienna.
Admission will be free; conference languages will be German and English (translation will be provided).
3rd Partner Meeting in Parchim (DE)
The 3rd partner meeting took place on 18 and 19 June 2019 in Parchim, Germany. The meeting was hosted by the German project partners of Jugendförderverein Parchim-Lübz.
The first part of the meeting focused on revising and finalising the second Intellectual Output, the BPFYP Training Programme for youth workers: Based on the feedback from the joint staff training in February, the report of the external evaluator and the feedback from those countries that had already carried out the pilot course, partners discussed some changes and amendments to the curriculum. Mainly, partners agreed that they wanted to have a more practically-oriented curriculum, and the final adaptations will be made in the coming days and weeks.
Another part of the meeting dealt with the third and the fourth intellectual outputs of the BPFYP project: The German partners presented detailed guidelines for carrying out the three Local Participation Projects per partner country, and the partners discussed first implementation plans. The British partners provided a detailed overview for the development of the Political Action Plan, and roles and tasks were distributed among the partnership.
Other items on the agenda of the meeting covered a variety of other topics, including management, quality and disssemination. A visit to Greven Production School completed the meeting.
Representatives from all partner organisations took part in the meeting; the next and final meeting, which will take place in Austria, was scheduled for February 2020.
BPFYP Research Report online
As the basis for their further work, partners have conducted some extensive research. If you are interested in the concept of social spaces and youth participation, if you would like to know more about marginalised youth groups and youth rights, and if you want to read about our experiences in implementing some of the social spaces methods, have a look at the report (full or summary versions available). You can download the documents here.
BPFYP Website online
As you can see, the BPFYP Website is now online. We are happy if you spread the word ?.
The website is available in the partner languages and can be accessed at www.bepartfeelyourpart.eu.
2nd Partner Meeting in Aarhus (DK)
The 2nd partner meeting took place on 20 and 21 September 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark. The meeting was hosted by the Danish project partners of FO-Aarhus.
The first part of the meeting focused on finalising the first Intellectual Output, the BPFYP Research Report: Based on the detailed presentation of the available study results by the Austrian partners of Jugend am Werk Steiermark, partners discussed the results and provided feedback for adaptation and finalisation. Also, the project partners discussed country-specific situations and consequences from the findings for the upcoming work on the second Intellectual Output.
The second part of the meeting concentrated on a detailed discussion of the BPFYP Training Programme (IO2) and its contents. Following an intesive debate, which was moderated by the responsible partners of ARES, partners were able to reach agreement on all open questions and fixed a detailed work plan for the elaboration of this core project result. Also, partners fixed the date for the joint staff training, which will take place in February 2019 in Graz (AT). During this training period, representatives from all partner countries will be trained on the BPFYP Training Programme and on organising local participation projects.
A third part of the meeting was dedicated to the third Intellectual Output. The German partner of JFV Parchim-Lübz provided a first overview of the BPFYP Local Participation Projects, which will be organised in all partner countries. Finally, the partners also discussed other relevant points, such as dissemination, quality managment and administrative issues.
Representatives from all partner organisations took part in the meeting; the next meeting, which will take place in Germany, was scheduled for June 2019.
BPFYP Project Brochure available
You can now download the BPFYP brochure from this website. We are happy if you use it and tell the world about our project ?
Kick-off Meeting in London (UK)
On 11 and 12 April 2018, the project partners met for their first project meeting in London, United Kingdom. The meeting, which was hosted by the British project partners of Volunteering Matters, focused on getting to know each other and on setting the sails for a successful time ahead.
Following a detailed overview of the two-years' project period by the Austrian project coordinator and the discussion and clarification of open questions, the participants concentrated on the first Intellectual Output, the BPFYP Research Report. Amongst others, partners defined a timeline for this project phase and distributed tasks amongst the partnership. Furthermore, they discussed a variety of social-spaces methods and exchanged information regarding the various country-specific situations. Finally, they agreed on a detailed work and responsibility plan for their common work on the first intellectual output. All participants contributed their experiences and their extensive knowledge.
Besides their work on IO1, partners also prepared for developing IO2, the BPFYP Training Programme, they discussed contractual, financial and administrative issues, they set up communication guidelines and talked about dissemination and quality parameters.
Except for the partners from Germany, representatives from all partner organisations took part in the meeting; the next meeting was scheduled for April 2018.