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Joint Call for Participants: The Academy 2017

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The European Scout Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the Europe Region of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is pleased to call for participants for The Academy 2017, which is scheduled to take place in Eszterdom, Hungary, from 31 October to 5 November 2017, hosted by Magyar Cserkészszövetség (the Hungarian Scout Association) and Magyar Cserkészlány Szövetség (the Association of Hungarian Girl Guides).

What is The Academy?

The Academy is a unique Scout and Guide event designed to provide participants with high quality training and networking opportunities around the core priorities of the European Regions of WAGGGS and WOSM.

Who should attend The Academy?

The event is open to everyone holding a position at National or Regional Level in any of our Associations, from members of particular working groups to Chief Commissioners.

What are the topics at The Academy?                             

During the event, participants will be able to choose a learning pathways for the five categories mentioned below. We would like to encourage participants to choose from a variety of sessions per day (ideally from the same of similar pathways), composing their own training plan to match their position and particular needs. A broad range of sessions dealing with different areas of work will be offered simultaneously, with enough on offer to make the event interesting for everyone.

Find out more about The Academy 2017 in Joint Communication 9 2017:

Regional Circular 11 2017 – Event Invitation: First GSAT Self-Assessment Training, 29 Sept-1 Oct 2017

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The European Scout Region’s Strengthening our Organisation Area of Operations is organising the first European Regional GSAT Self-Assessment Training, which is scheduled to take place at Lake Ohrid Scout Centre, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, from 29 September to 1 October 2017.

If you are …

  • on your way to change your organisation, create a new strategy or vision, and develop a new programme or another change process and need a baseline review of your NSO/NSA;
  • interested in assessing the weaknesses and strengths of your organisation/association at a national and/or regional level,
  • planning to do that yourself or with the help of somebody within your organisation,
  • and would you like to know more about the WOSM standard Global Support Assessment Tool (GSAT) (www.scout.org/gsat),

then you should not miss this event!

Application Deadline is 1 September 2017.

Find out more in the event invitation: and on the event’s Facebook page.

Regional Circular 10 2017 – Regional Open Call: Partnerships and Communications Teams, Spreading our Message Area of Operations

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the European Scout Region recently closed the initial round of recruitment for the teams supporting the delivery of the Regional Scout Plan. As anticipated, we advise of two opportunities for additional recruitment in the Spreading Our Message Area of Operations and specifically in two teams:

1) Spreading Our Message Area of Operation – Partnerships Team
2) Spreading Our Message Area of Operation – Communications Team

An online application form for both positions is available here: https://europeanscoutregion.typeform.com/to/kgCwvS
Additional background document: Regional Circular 15 2016 – Open Call 2016-2019

DEADLINE for application is 31 May 2017.

Regional Circular 9 – [INVITATION] – Scouting for Peace: Building the Open Spiritual Development Network

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Regional Circular 9 2017 presents you the invitation to participate in the European Scout Region’s Diversity & Inclusion Event  “Scouting for Peace: Building the Open Spiritual Development Network SPIRITECO”, which is scheduled to take place in Brussels, Belgium, from 9 to 11 June 2017.

The aim of the event is to offer structure and support to the SPIRITECO Network to be ready to support European National Scout Organisations and National Scout Association in introducing open spiritual development, targeting spiritual development for young people regardless of their confession of personal beliefs, in their curricula.

Application Deadline in 22 May 2017.

Find out more in the event invitation: 

Joint Call for Hosts: Chief Volunteers Meeting 2017

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The Networking event for Chief Volunteers (or equivalent) builds on networking events held at Regional Conferences when there was a clear desire to find opportunities for these important volunteers to share and mix with their peers. This is a non-formal opportunity to share experiences and strategies, networking and chances to make new contacts and find mutual support. The event follows similar events in 2009, 2012 and 2015.

The European Scout Committee and the Europe Committee WAGGGS have agreed to stage the next edition of the Chief Volunteer Meeting in December 2017 to avoid clashes with other events. They are confident that there is much to be gained for young people, for the Member Organisations of WAGGGS and National Scout Organisations of WOSM, and for the two Regions.

With this message, we ask WAGGGS Member Organisations and/or National Scout Organisations to host the Chief Volunteers Meeting 2017.

Find more details in the Joint Call for Hosts – Chief Volunteers Meeting 2017:

Call for a Project Officer

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The World Scout Bureau – Europe Support Centre, Brussels, part of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), is seeking for a part time Project Officer – on a 40% basis.

The contract will last until the 31 December 2019.

The person hired will support the project management for the EU funded project “Time to be Welcome”. The project aims to support the involvement of scouts to support the welcoming of refugees and migrant in Europe. The person will work under the supervision of the Director for Diversity and Inclusion, who is located at the Europe Support Centre, Geneva. 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 CET on Monday 15 May 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be advised by Wednesday 17 May 2017 and interviews will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 22 May 2017 for a start date as soon as possible, depending on the availability of the selected person.

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Syrian Refugee Scouts Take Possession of Their Scout House in Turkey

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Ever since the wars in Syria started, Turkey has been welcoming large numbers of refugees, many of whom continue to stay in refugee camps in the southern border region of the country.

Regional Circular 7 – [URGENT ACTION] – Call for Partners: four Erasmus+ Applications for Regional Events in 2017 & 2018

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The European Scout Region of WOSM is inviting members organisations to consider becoming partners in four Erasmus+ projects in 2017 and 2018. The applications will be submitted at national level by the respective host assocaitions:

–       Management of Volunteers in Scouting (MOVIS), Spain, 7-10 December 2017
–       9th Educational Methods Forum, Romania, 31 May – 3 June 2018
–       Regional Communications Event, Estonia, 31 May – 3 June 2018
–       European Agora, Ireland, in April 2018

Please note the very short deadline: 15 April 2017!