The Joint Meeting of the Youth Programme and Adult Resources networks (Kandersteg, 29.11-02.12) was an event aimed to “set the scene” for the work in these areas in the current triennium, by assessing the past and current situation and developments, considering the strategic plans of the Region as well as the needs of NSOs and proposing the possible working methods, structures and initiatives to implement the Plan and to answer the needs.
Representatives of Scout and Guide associations from Latvia, FYRO Macedonia, Slovakia and Ukraine met with the support of 5 Danish trainers and representatives of the European WOSM and WAGGGS regions in Kiev from 22 to 25 November for the final meeting of the Leadership Capacity Building Project in Eastern Europe.
Following completion of its new Youth Programme, the Scout Association of Macedonia started developing its new training system. A Forum was an important step in that process, with the aim to set the framework and propose the process for the development of the new training system.
Following on from the Long Term Project on Growth, the first meeting of the Growth Network took place in Berlin, Germany, over the weekend of 5 to 7 October.
26 people from a wide variety of associations were present. Growth is clearly important to these associations, as only a small number had been previously involved with the Long Term Project on Growth.
From 17-21 October the 10th CMC took place in Banska Stiavnica - Slovakia.
In St. George Scout House a total of 78 Centre Managers, Senior Staff of Centres, Board Members of Centres and staff of the European Offices of WAGGGS & WOSM gathered for an intensive 4 days of sharing, discussing and learning.
The castle of Jambville (Training Centre of the “Scouts et Guides de France”) hosted the launching of the Scouts of the World Award in France on October 20-21, an initiative that aims to prepare young adults for world citizenship. Every year, the Scouts and Guides of France support hundreds of international solidarity projects, which now have the opportunity to be part of the Award. Opened to Scouts and non-Scouts from 15 to 26 years, the Scouts of the World Award includes three principal themes which aim to improve living conditions on our planet: Environment, Development and Peace.
September 21st. was very important for all Lithuanian youth organizations. This was the day that the Youth Council celebrated its 15th birthday with a conference and festival.
Very successful Training Commissioners Network Meeting was held from 13 to 16 September 2007 in the Glodowka Scout Centre, in Poland. Aim of this Network Meeting was to provide space for sharing experiences and establishing partnerships between National Training Commissioners.
The Annual Conference on Development Cooperation 2007 was held in Geneva last Friday 14th September in the presence of approximately 2000 guests, including many young people and school classes. The Conference, organised by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in partnership with the Swiss Coalition of Youth Organisations, was devoted to the theme of youth and dialogue between generations and across cultural boundaries. The motto of the Conference was “Youth and Development: Seize the Opportunity - Now!”
CNGEI (Corpo Nazionale Giovani Esploratori ed Esploratrici Italiani – Italian Open Scouting and Guiding) celebrated the Centenary of Scouting in Rome, from 6th to 9th September.
On the 1st of September the Romanian Scouts were voted the NGO that makes the most impact in Romanian society and were awarded with a prize of almost 10,000 euros. Ionut Oprea, Director of Romania's largest blog agency, launched the campaign in which people could vote online between the 20-30 August.
La 19e Conférence Européenne du Scoutisme a eu lieu à Portoroz, Slovènie du 5 au 11 mai 2007. Plus de 200 délégués ont participé et le Rapport complet est maintenant disponible.
On Wednesday 20th June, the President of Croatia Stjepan Mesic made paid special tribute to the Scout Association of Croatia (SiH).
Lors de sa réunion qui s'est tenue à Genève du 8 au 10 juin 2007, le Comité Européen du Scoutisme a pris note de la résolution 09/2007 "Méthodes de travail ouvertes" de la 19e Conférence Européenne du Scoutisme et a décidé de lancer d'urgence un appel ouvert. Cela fait suite aux discussions approfondies relatives aux différents domaines d'activité et aux méthodologies générales qui seront mises en œuvre pour réaliser le Plan Européen du Scoutisme 2007-2010.
Four weeks after the 19th European Scout Conference, the newly elected European Scout Committee met in Geneva from 8-10 June 2007. All elected Members were in attendance and worked through a substantial agenda. Mario Diaz from the World Scout Committee also participated, as did the Chairman of the European Scout Foundation. The meeting was supported by the Regional Director.
The Long Term Capacity Building Project in Eastern Europe is initiated and guided by the Danish Scout and Guide Council, and supported by European Region WAGGGS and WOSM - European Region.
Formation sur mesure pour les directeurs nationaux
Les directeurs scouts en Roumanie sont jeunes et rencontrent des difficultés au niveau de la gestion de l’association. Le recrutement d’une équipe nationale a permis l’engagement d’une nouvelle génération d’animateurs qui ont besoin de connaissances et de compétences en matière de gestion et de travail en équipe. A leur requête, deux membres de l’Equipe de formation à la Gestion ont assuré la formation des directeurs nationaux du 18 au 20 mai à Bucarest.
After more than one year of work, the “Action for Growth” report was launched at the European Scout Conference two weeks ago in Slovenia.
Now this version is available as a PDF-file here on the Internet….
A new committee was elected for the term 2007 till 2010.
The new Chairman of the European Scout Committee is Craig Turpie from the United Kingdom. The Vice-Chairman is Marios Christou from Cyprus.
The other members of the committee are Joao Armando Gonçalves P. from Portugal, Zorica Skakun from Serbia, Henrik Soderman from Finland and Paolo Fiora from Italy.
BELGIAN SCOUTS & GUIDES CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF SCOUTING
On Sunday 29th April 95,000 Scouts and Guides from the five Belgian associations celebrated the Centenary in Brussels. Aged from 6 to 76 they camped around the city on Saturday night only to converge on city parks on Sunday to participate in activities celebrating Scouting.
Child Protection Tool Kit
A toolkit developed by Europe Region WAGGGS and the European Scout Region on the topic of Child Protection. This toolkit aims at assisting NSOs and MOs to develop a policy for child protection and gives practical information as well as sample forms.
5 days to the European Scout Conference!
We hope you registered for the European Guide and Scout Conference.
We are looking forward to seeing you in only 5 days at Pororoz, Slovenia!
For more information concerning the content of this years' conference, please download all conference documentation here.
Here is more information on the conference venue
Triennial Report online!
This important document shows you the achievements and successes, challenges and solutions of the work of Scouting in Europe from 2004-2007.
Dare to Dream
22 young people, representing 11 national Scout associations, met in the beautiful setting of Kandersteg International Scout Centre to exchange and share their ideas and dreams for the future of the movement.
2007 is not only the centenary of Scouting but also marks 20 years of the EU sponsored Erasmus Programme, so WOSM, WAGGGS and the Erasmus Student Network have formed a partnership.
Meeting for the South East European (SEE) Scout Associations took place between 23-25 March 2007 in Castel Fantast in Becej, Serbia. In the meeting participated 22 representatives from 8 SEE Scout Associations and 8 representatives from other European Scout Associations (Finland, Italy, Sweden and UK).