Monthly Archives: November 2011

WOSM Circular 23/2011 – Reporting on the Regional Scout Plan 2010-2013

Progress Report

Reporting on the Regional Scout Plan 2010-2013 – Supporting Growth in Changing Times

This is a November 2011 upadate on progress made in realisation of  The Regional Scout Plan 2010-2013  including updated reports from the Working Groups and Core Groups.

Circular (English) (French)

3.1 Sitation Assesment (English) (French)

3.2.1 Volunteering Working Group Report

3.2.2 Growth to Quality Working Group Report

3.2.3 Embracing Change Working Group Report

3.2.4 Youth Empowerment Working Group Report

3.2.5 Partnerships with other Regions Working Group Report

3.3.1 Educational Methods Core Group Report

3.3.2 Organisational Developement Core Group Report

3.3.3 External Relations and Funding Core Group Report


Read  all documents on Scribd:

Regional Scout Plan 2010-2013 Progress Report November 2011 EN

WAGGGS and WOSM candidates elected to the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe

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Ilaria Esposito and Alexandru (Sandu) Coica representing the Europe Region WAGGGS and WOSM were elected to the Advisory Council of the Council of Europe at the Council of Members of the European Youth Forum in Braga, Portugal last weekend 19-20November 2011.

The Advisory Council enables youth organizations to contribute to the development of the Council of Europe’s youth policy through its system of co-management.  The election of Ilaria and Sandu to the Advisory Council reinforces the commitment of Guiding and Scouting to the development of a strong and mainstreamed youth sector which can support young people to tackle the challenges they are facing during these uncertain times.

We would like to thank all MOs and NSOs who supported the candidatures of Ilaria and Sandu in these elections within your National Youth Council or to other external organizations.  Your support is much appreciated, and if you would like to know more about the work of WAGGGS and WOSM in the area of external relations, please do not hesitate to contact the Committee members responsible:

Christos HatzidiamandisHenrik Soderman and Eri Papadopoulou.

Gain skills in speaking out to make girls heard – join our webinar!


Each year, from 25 November to 10 December, women’s organizations, advocates and activists around the world join together for the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign”. This campaign links the International Day Against Violence Against Women on 25 November with International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

On 30 November, at 15:00 GMT, we will be showing the documentary “The Hidden Truth” online. Made by a young woman in Zambia, the film tackles the issue of domestic violence and is being used as a tool for social change in local communities in Zambia.
The webinar (online seminar) will give you the opportunity to watch the film and then take part in Q&A session with the filmmaker Penelope. Penelope will talk about how she made the film and why it was so important for her to speak out against domestic violence. There will then be an opportunity to ask her questions and to download our worksheet on making films for change.
After the webinar you can use the information and downloadable worksheet to make your own short film on ending violence. You can send these films to us. We’ll show the best ones on our website and send you a special “Stop the violence” promotional pack including pin badges, wrist bracelets, t-shirts and stickers.
To sign up for the webinar email with your name, email and where you’re from, and we’ll send you information about how to join the session. Download the “16 days to make girls heard” campaign sheet for other ideas on how to take action. Tell us what action you’ll be taking by emailing

WOSM Circular 22/2011 – Survey on the use of external funding by National Scout Associations in Europe


In the recent years the Region has been increasingly trying to promote the use of and the accessibility to external funding for Scouting in Europe. Several efforts have been done to inform NSOs/NSAs about European funding opportunities, such as the Youth in Action programme of the European Commission and the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, and good results have been achieved in terms of support to regional and national events and projects.

In this frame we introduce to you a Survey on the use of external funding by NSAs that has been prepared by the European Regional Office in cooperation with a group of students for the Master in “European projects management” of the University of Cergy-Pontoise.  As part of their curriculum, the students are asked to work on a practical assignment in collaboration with an external organisation and the European Regional Office was requested to identify a specific topic and support them in accomplishing their task. The survey you can find at the link indicated in the circular. It’s in fact the first result of this collaboration and it aims to collect data and analyse the access and use of external funding of NSAs.




Roverway Infoletter # 5 – How many days to Roverway 2012?


As the registrations have started and the autumn is all over Finland, Roverway 2012 gets closer with full speed. We have representatives in the district meetings all over Finland; the committee is organizing an “event simulation” on their seminar weekend to notice

the points that need special care; we know who will provide the sanitary facilities – just to mention a few details of all the arrangements.

The committee with their managers and teams are preparing with tons of energy and good spirits that will keep us going through the approaching inevitable cold winter time. In just a few months, the Roverway 2012 tribes get to know each other and start preparing for the great adventure! We also had a team at the Scout Academy 2011 in Paris, meeting with the advisory group, promoting and spreading the Roverway spirit!

In this Roverway Infoletter read that – The Prime Minister of Finland Jyrki Katainen will act as Honorary Patron of Roverway 2012, Rover Representatives met online, about Paths – What are they?, situation with registrations, about arriving in Finland