Regional Circular 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 – Information and Opportunities

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During the Summer months a number of Regional Circulars have been dispatched to National Scout Organisations (NSOs) and National Scout Associations (NSAs) in the European Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

For the benefit of the Associations, we are publishing them here in one location:

Please do not hesitate contacting the European Scout Office should you have any question about any of those Regional Circulars!

Regional Circular 16 – Invitation 6th European Scout Symposium 2015

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We are pleased to invite key decision makers of National Scout Organisations (NSOs) and National Scout Associations (NSAs) in the European Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) to the 6th European Scout Symposium.

The Symposium is an important event in the life of the European Scout Region when it looks back on what was achieved in the triennium, on what is hoped to be achieved by the end of the tirennium, on what needs to change and on what will be done in future triennia. The event will help set the agenda for work leading to the development of the Regional Scout Plan for the period 2016 and beyond.

Reminder: Regional Events in Porto (PT) – October & November 2015

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A series of major Regional Events jointly organised by the WAGGGS Europe Region and the Europe Region of WOSM is taking place in Porto (PT) between the end of October and beginning of November 2015.

If you have not yet registered participants from your association to these events please do so now to make sure they do not miss these important networking, sharing and training opportunities:

You can find further details about the different events by clicking on the event’s title, which will get you to the relevant information available in the events’ section of this website.

Further information is also available through the two regional offices.


REGISTER NOW for The Academy 2015!


The Academy 2015 is a unique Scout & Guide event designed to enable participants to get high quality training and networking opportunities around core priorities of the European Regions of WAGGGS and WOSM. The event is open to everyone holding a position at national level in Member Organisations or Compmonent Associations of WAGGGS or in National Scout Organisations and Assocations of WOSM, ranging from members of particular working groups up to Chief Commmissioners.

Network Meeting for Chief Executives (or similar)


We are delighted to confirm that this meeting will be held from 1st – 3rd November 2015 in Porto, the same city where the Network Meeting, the Chief Volunteers Meeting and The Academy 2015 are being held.

The invitation is available in English and/or French below.

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Joint Communication_ChiefExecutivesEvent_2015_Invitation_FR

See below he application form (in English only)
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Deadline for applications: 30th September 2015

International Commissioners Forum

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(14th) 15th – 17th January 2016 – Save the date

The International Commissioners’ forum 2016 will take place from the 15th to the 17th of January in , a historical Polish harbor city.

This is a great opportunity for ICs to network and share, to review progress on work resulting from the strategic partnership and to inform planning of future work in partnership, and to stimulate new ideas, tools and services.  For new ICs this event provides  an introduction training.

WAGGGS ICs are to meet one day in advance of the start of the Forum, on the 14th of January 2016.

Further information will be distributed in September, meanwhile save the date in your agenda!

Call for organisations wishing to host the Academy 2016


The Academy is a joint event of WOSM and WAGGGS working in partnership at European level, with key participation of volunteers and staff from both the Europe Region WAGGGS and the European Scout Region.

Interested associations, NSOs or MOs, are requested to indicate their interest by submitting a short paper which addresses the points below.

The proposal on the successful candidature will be made by the Coordinating Group of the WAGGGS/WOSM Regional Committees, and agreed by the two committees in time to be announced at the Academy 2015 which will be held in Porto, Portugal.

The deadline for applications is Friday 4 October 2015, by mid-day, 12noon, CET. Applications should be submitted to and

Download here the:

Joint Communication – Call for bids to host the Academy 2016 EN final (English) and

Joint Communication – Call for Bids to Host The Academy 2016 FR final (French)

Job Opportunity at the World Scout Bureau – Europe Support Centre, Brussels: External Relations and Communications Officer


The World Scout Bureau – Europe Support Centre, Brussels of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is seeking an External Relations and Communications Officer to support the external relations and communication area of WOSM in Europe. The person hired  will support the development and implementation of youth policies in Europe, contribute to raising the profile of WOSM to the European Institutions under the supervision of the Director for External Relations and Funding. The successful applicant will be at the service of all National Scout Organisations in Europe to strengthen their external relations and advocacy as well as supporting the communications function of the European Region of WOSM and the organisation of events and activities related to external relations area. A limited amount of travel within Europe will be required.

If you are interested, make sure that your application (including a letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae in English) reaches the Europe Support Centre no later than 17.00 CEST on Tuesday 23 June 2015. Shortlisted candidates will be advised by 25 June and interviews will be held in Brussels, Belgium,  on Wednesday 1 July 2015 for a start date preferably of 1 September 2015 depending on the availability of the selected person.

Job description (in English and in French)
Person specifications (in English and in French)