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European Jamboree 2020

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The European Jamboree returns to gather young people from all over Europe in Gdańsk (Sobieszewo Island), Poland, from 27 July to 6 August 2020.

The event will strengthen our international community and provide young people in Europe with the opportunity to meet and learn from each other.

Under the educational motto ACT, the European Jamboree 2020 will:

  • Encourage Scouts and Guides (aged 14-18 at the time of the event) to discover their potential to change the world;
  • Raise Scouts’ and Guides’ awareness of challenges for Europe and for the world, as well as responsibility for their local communities;
  • Gain knowledge on how to act as an active citizen of Europe and of the world;
  • Build openness to the others to live in peace;
  • Learn how to embrace challenges, develop self-reliance, build self-confidence and spark off the need for continuous self-improvement;
  • Raise awareness, develop skills and shape attitudes to achieve the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through creating a learning environment for the future young leaders of local communities;
  • Give an opportunity to experience the amazing adventure on the campsite.

For initial information, please check Joint Communication 01 2018.

16th European Guide and Scout Conference

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Some 400 representatives of National Scout Organisations (NSOs), National Scout Associations (NSAs), Member Organisations (MOs) and Component Associations (CAs) of the European Regions of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) will be gathering in Split, Croatia, from 24 to 28 August 2019 for the 16th European Guide and Scout Conference and the concurrently organised 16th European Guide Conference and 23rd European Scout Conference.

Further details will be shared in due course.

EUROPEAN JAMBOREE 2020 – Circular 1/2019 (Joint Information)

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The organisers of the European Jamboree 2020 ACT are pleased to share with you EJ2020 Circular 1/2019.

The Circular contains useful practicalities about the second Heads of Contigent Meeting taking place on the Island of Wonders (Sobieszewo Island, near Gdańsk, Poland) from 14-16 June 2019. You will also find information about the registration and payments.

The meeting will be a great opportunity for you to get the most up-to-date information about the European Jamboree 2020 ACT preparation and to meet the Jamboree Planning Team and other Heads of Contingent.

The EJ2020 Team is looking forward to meet you all on Sobieszewo Island this coming June!

FOR REVIEW – Draft Memorandum of Understanding (Joint Communication 04 2019)

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Dear friends,

During the update we gave at the International Commissioners’ Forum in Serbia in February, we shared that the next step for the new agreement between the European Regions of WAGGGS and WOSM would be a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that would be shared with our Member Organisations for feedback.

Following the Joint Committee Meeting that took place in Croatia two weeks ago, where we agreed on the basic principles that would be in the MOU, we are pleased to share with you the draft document that has been agreed upon by both Regional Committees:

As promised, the new MOU is a simplified version of the previous one, including elements from the previous annexes. This allows us to commit to the shared values and principles of our two organisations and to the joint work which we believe will have the required impact on the young people we strive to support.

As you know, making the MOU operational will be a key responsibility of the two Committees. Already we are working on updating the framework which will facilitate this.

We welcome your feedback on this next step of our partnership together. You may send them to either of the Regional Offices (WOSM Europe, WAGGGS Europe) or through your Committee Contact.

Yours in Guiding and Scouting,

Marjolein Sluijters & Kevin Camilleri
European Committee WAGGGS & European Scout Committee of WOSM

CALL FOR PARTNERS – The Academy 2019 (Joint Communication 03 2019)

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The European Scout Region of WOSM and the Europe Region WAGGGS are please to share with you information about the next Erasmus+ application to which your Member Organisation can become a partner: The Academy 2019. The application will be submitted by WAGGGS Europe, which will also be the lead coordinator of the event.

The Academy 2019 is scheduled to take place in Bled, Slovenia, from 2 to 7 November 2019. Please make sure to signal your interest to be considered partner to this project before the deadline – 12 April 2019.

=> Find out all relevant details in Joint Communication 03 2019