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Bonn Process

The Bonn Process will be what we make of it!

“The Bonn Process is a collective effort to translate the European Youth Work Agenda into action and bring it to life.” It serves to implement the European Youth Work Agenda, which was agreed in December 2020 by the Council of EU Youth Ministers during German’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and endorsed at the 3rd Youth Work Convention. The Bonn Process is outlined in further detail below:

Aims of the Bonn Process

  • Strengthening youth work across Europe
  • Developing youth work across Europe
  • Promoting youth work across Europe

Principles of the Bonn Process

  • Self-empowering
  • Appreciative
  • Needs-based
  • Coordinated
  • Europe-wide
  • At all levels
  • Cross-level
  • Locally anchored
  • Long-term
  • Open

Priority areas of the Bonn Process

  • Develop and expand the youth work offer
  • Quality development
  • A common direction for the youth work community of practice
  • Beyond the youth work community of practice
  • Promotion and recognition
  • Innovation and emerging challenges
  • Policy frameworks
  • A strategic framework for youth work development

Implementation of the Bonn Process

  • Developing strategies and priorities
  • Planning measures
  • Implementing activities
  • Integrating all levels and areas of youth work

Elements of the Bonn Process

  • Monitoring
  • Evaluation
  • Further development
  • Advance planning

“The entire youth work practice community in Europe, with its various mandates, roles and capacities, is invited and encouraged to contribute to the development of youth work in the Bonn Process.”

The Bonn Process will be what we make of it!
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