21 June - Arrival Day

  • 15:00 - 18:00
    City game: "Go east, go west, meet in Warsaw"
    Discover Warsaw! The city game which will introduce the city, local culture, attractions. At the reception you will get more information.
  • 18:00 - 22:00
    Cultural evening: "Europe in cinema" (Cinema "Kinoteka", 1 Defilad Square)
    Getting to know each other. “Last Fisherman” movie and meeting with producer and movie director – Leo Kaserer.

22 June - DAY I

  • 10:30 - 11:00
    Getting to know each other
  • 11:00 - 11:30
    Coffee break
  • 12:30 - 13:00
    Introduction of the learning spaces and workshops
  • 13:00 - 14:30
  • 14:30 - 16:00
    Discovery of learning spaces
    Volunteering Activities

    A source of information on international mobility volunteering activities for organisations and potential volunteers.


    • Eliza Bujalska, Fundacja Rozwoju Międzykulturowego EBU
    • Anita TøienJohansen, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commision
    • Leo Kaserer
    • Anna Krzeszowska-Hovanecz, Akwedukt Association
    • Anna Szlęk, Polish National Agency Erasmus+ Pool of Trainers
    Big Fish Meetings

    An opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of opportunities for cooperation between Programme and Eastern Partnership countries within various EU programmes available to young people and youth organisations. Living library on youth policy - instead of reading policy documents talk to youth policy experts.


    • Marie-Luce Vissol, Gabriela Ścibiorska, Education, Audiovisual, CultureExecutiveAgency (EACEA)
    • Augusta Featherson, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
    • Alexandra Kalatozishvili, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
    • VilleMajamaa, European Youth Forum
    • Tanya Basarab, EU-CoEyouthpartnership
    • Marius Ulozas, Institute for Policy Research and Analysis, Lithuania;
    • Maryna Makarenko, Małgorzata Pawłowska, Tomasz Szopa, SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre
    • Anna Hryshkevich, Polish-Ukrainian Youth Exchange Fund, Polish-Lithuanian Youth Exchange Fund
    • Irena Krasnická, International Visegrad Fund
    Hacking Recognition

    So many talks and policies are about recognition of non-formal learning and youth work, but how can we recognise anything that is important in an open, transparent way? Visit this learning space and explore how can you hack existing recognition challenges with open source digital tool – Open badge

    Expert: LaimonasRagauskas, Non-governmentalorganisation “Nectarus”

    Social Entrepreneurship

    A creative recycling workshop and exhibition of Cimbi design objects (http://www.cimbi.net/) made out of waste materials.

    Expert: Gergely Kiss, Egyesek Youth Association


    • Anna Sipos, ReCreativity Social Enterprise
    Sharing space

    An opportunity to explore existing good practice, books and expert advice on youth work. We will create special youth. library and info points together.

    Projects ideas space

    A space to share project ideas between participants and prepare the ground for networking after the Forum.

    Visual space

    An opportunity for all EaP Youth Forum participants and partners to share their impressions and thoughts from the Forum through creative and visual methods.

    Strategic communication: let's develop a campaign!

    Opportunity to learn about the secrets of strategic communication and participate in the development of an innovative communication campaign on EU's cooperation with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

    Expert: Janis Rungulis, Strategic Communications Expert, European External Action Service

  • 16:00 - 16:30
    Coffee break
  • 16:30 - 18:30
    Thematic workshops: A. Young people as active, critical and responsiblecitizens (part 1)
    Workshop A.1: Participation and Policy Dialogue

    Facilitators: Anna Yegoyan, Natalja Gudakovska

    During the workshop we will explore the diverse realities and good practices in the field of youth participation and policy dialogue in Eastern Partnership region and European Union countries. Together with colleagues we will identify similarities and differences and map opportunities and challenges of both regions through the holistic approach to youth participation. Finally, we will have space to develop common concrete actions and work on policy recommendations aimed at increased participation and improved policy dialogue through engagement of young people as active and responsible citizens. My choice ››

    Workshop A.2: Volunteering and Community Participation

    Facilitators: Anna Szlęk, Anna Krzeszowska-Hovanecz

    What is volunteering today? How is it understood and how it works in different countries? How can volunteering contribute to young people's involvement in their communities? How can it make them active and responsible citizens? During this workshop we will look together for answers. Active working methods, concrete examples from our organizations and institutions, involvement and energy of the group will help us in this process. Together we will talk, share and dream. My choice ››

  • 16:30 - 18:30
    Thematic workshops: B. Young people and entrepreneurship – taking the future into own hands (part 1)
    Workshop B.1: Social Entrepreneurship

    Facilitators: Žilvinas Mažeikis and Gergely Kiss

    We will review concept and practices of social entrepreneurship in EU and EaP countries and identify good practices of how to encourage young people take a future in their own hands. We will explore the diverse understanding of social entrepreneurship within the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries and analyse various practices across the region. Together we will identify challenges related with Social Entrepreneurship and will try to map the needs, methods and policies regarding social entrepreneurship of young people. My choice ››

    Workshop B.2: Entrepreneurship Competences Development

    Facilitators: Joanna Stompel and Juan Ratto-Nielsen

    We will explore the diverse understanding of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial learning within the EU and EaP countries and analyse it within the recently published Entrepreneurship Competence Framework. You will address the topic from different levels (individual and organisational) to find out and map the needs, methods and policies regarding youth work aimed to support entrepreneurship competence development of young people. My choice ››

  • 16:30 - 18:30
    Thematic workshops: C. Young people and education today: formal, non-formal and informal (part 1)
    Workshop C.1: Transversal Competences

    Facilitators: Vitalii Volodchenko, Ieva Grundsteine

    Transversal competences, like making decisions, taking responsibility, critical and innovative thinking, working in a team, communication across cultures, etc., are competences relevant for broad range of occupations and sectors. In different contexts, they also could be called generic, soft skills, 21st century competences, life-skills etc. My choice ››

    Workshop C.2: Connected Recognition

    Facilitators: Laimonas Ragauskas, Volha Poddubnaya

    During the workshop we will explore how globalised, interconnected world of today impacts the youth work realities and existing major trends in recognition, education and employment fields. We will together review existing innovative practices in the field of recognition and validation of competences acquired across diverse sectors. We wish to make this work shop practical and hands-on experience: we will together identify action points and set up specific steps towards connected recognition strategies that can be developed by organisations and governments in both EaP and EU countries. My choice ››

  • 20:00 - 23:00
    Banquet at the Presidential Palace “Belweder”

23 June - DAY II

24 June – Departure Day

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