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Call for Project Partners – EYE 2018, Growth Event 2018

The European Scout Region of WOSM is launching a Call for Project Partners for the European Youth Event 2018 and Growth Event 2018.

Regional Circular 15 2017 provides you with information about the next Erasmus+ applications the European region is planning to submit and for which your National Scout Organisation or National Scout Assocation can be partner: Growth Event 2018, Latvia and European Youth Event 2018, Strasbourg

To be able to be a partner in this project proposal, please check carefully the requirements mentioned in the Circular and follow all the steps described. The application will be submitted at national level by the hosting NSO.

Call for a Communications and External Relations 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 a Communications and External Relations Officer.

The person hired will support the Communication of the European Scout Region together with a group of volunteers working on communication, and will provide support to National Scout Organisations in their own communication. The Communications and External Relations Officer will also support the External relations area through the organisation of visibility events and other representation activities towards the European Institutions. The person will work under the supervision of the Director for External Relations and Funding. 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 23,24 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.

AQUA 2017 – Slovak National Jamboree (August 2017)

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Slovenský Skauting, the Scout and Guide Association in Slovakia (members of WAGGGS and WOSM), is organising “AQUA 2017″ next Summer and aksed us to share with you the following information.

AQUA 2017 is the Slovak National Jamboree this coming Summer. Organised by the Sea Scout branch of Slovenský Skauting,  the Jamboree is not only open to Sea Scouts from around Europe and beyond, but also to all other Scouts, who want to experience international Scouting at this water themed event.

Online Videos of the 15th European Guide and Scout Conference

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Only one month ago delegates of all MOs and NSOs of the two Regions of WAGGGS and WOSM came together for five days to discuss and adopt Regional policies, strategies and general orientations for the next triennium. They elected the Regions’ governing bodies, the Europe Committee WAGGGS and the European Regional Committee of WOSM.

During the Joint Conference, all delegations discussed matters of mutual interest and approve joint actions, which are also integral part of the Regional Plans agreed by the respective separate conferences.

If you have missed the experience live in Norway or if you want to relive those moments you can now access the official videos at the following link.

Enjoy!

Refugees join the guides and scouts for activities and fun outdoor

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (46): a story from the Scouts and guides in the area Bergen, Norway.

The guides and scouts of Ulriken , Bergen in Norway invited refugee children from the Refugee Centre in their local area to participate in guide and scout activities. A day in the Refugee Centre can be both boring and long but together with the guides and scouts, the refugee children got a chance to experience days with activities that for them were new and in many ways strange and having not experienced them before. The children went sliding on a tarpaulin, made bread with the dough twisted on a stick and baked it over an open fire and, with headlamps, on a dark winter night, they went on a hike, and sat by the camp fire and drank hot chocolate. The refuges were taught “joggi, joggi, joggi” (the guide/scout shout) at the first meeting and in the corridors of the Refugee Centre would be heard “joggi, joggi”. The meetings were a great success for both the guides and scouts as well as the refugee children and you could hear they were counting down to the next time they many more events have been planned.

A tarpaulin makes a good sleigh on the snow.

If you are involved in a similar refugee support activity in your local community, let us know and we will share it, too: just complete this form!

“What are pancakes?” – “Come, let’s cook them together!”

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (45): a story from Vienna in Austria.

“What are pancakes?” – “Come, let’s cook them together!” This is the kind of dialogue you may have recently heard at the weekly meeting of the “Camelot” Rangers and Rovers (commonly called RaRo, these are Scouts and Guides aged between 16 and 21 years) of Vienna’s 32nd Scout and Guide Group (Vienna 32) in Austria (members of Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Österreichs). The pancake cooking activity was part of the programme run by the Rangers and Rovers with and for unaccompanied young refugees in the framework of the #rarofugees project launched by the Vienna Scouts and Guides last winter.

Regional Circular 9 2016 – Event Invitation: LGBT Training, April 2016

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To continue the series of trainings and following the Scouting for All – Roundtable LGBTI – “Inclusion of LGBTI (lesbian-gay-bi-trans-intersex) in Scouting” organised in Brussels (Belgium), in June 2015, the European Scout Region of WOSM successfully applied to the Council of Europe – European Youth Foundation for the implementation of the Work Plan 2016. The aim of the project is to be more open towards welcoming all young people, with a specific focus towards LGBTIQ+ youth and provide them a safe environment.