Some 150 youth workers and other stakeholders of local youth work met in Ljubljana, from 31.5. till 2.6.2017, for the kick-off conference of the Europe goes Local project. Also there was a delegation of 7 people from Switzerland. The discussion centred on the challenges of youth work at municipal level. As varied as the realities of local youth work in the 20 participating countries are, many common challenges were established and possible solutions sought in Ljubljana. Cosima Oesch from Regio Kerzers Jugendarbeit, member of the Swiss delegation, describes the conference as “an explosion of inspiration and substantial knowledge!”
The Europe goes Local project runs until 2019 and comprises further European meetings and activities at national level. Movetia is coordinating the Swiss participation as part of the interim solution for Erasmus+.