The Youth Regional Network (YRN) participated in the Steering Group meeting of the European Platform on Learning Mobility (EPLM) that took place on 17-18 May in Bordeaux (FR). YRN was represented by the President of the Committee of Economy and Regional Development, Mr. Vahram Vardanyan.
The meeting focused on the work undertaken by EPLM, in particular on the “European Charter on Quality in Learning Mobility in the youth field”, and the forthcoming activities of the Platform, including the EPLM bi-annual conference “From Good to Better: Enhancing Quality in Learning Mobility in the Youth Field from a Cross-sectoral Perspective” to be held on 22-24 January 2018 in France. In addition, the Steering Group decided to hold an expert group meeting in Budapest on 6-7 July to elaborate indicators for quality in learning mobility in the youth field to accompany the Charter.
The Steering Group members also discussed the possibility of presenting the Charter during the Autumn Plenary Meeting of YRN and the development of a political statement from the network on these guidelines.
The EPLM focuses on the learning mobility of young people and of practitioners in the youth field, and particularly in various forms of youth work, which, in the view of the EPLM, should be supported by European youth policy.
A Steering Group guides the EPLM for a certain period of time. The members of the Steering Group represent a wide variety of stakeholders, programmes and formats in the field of learning mobility. The Steering Group consists of researchers, policy makers and practitioners. All those include: young people’s representatives and youth NGO’s – including the AER Youth Regional Network, European Youth Forum, policy makers from European institutions, national youth ministries and regional, local entities, researchers from universities and institutes, national agencies of the Erasmus+ programme, the trainers community, youth work practitioners and youth workers, youth information services, social work and employment / vocational education, and training sectors. The Steering Group is also responsible for the organisation of conferences to be held on a bi-annual basis.
The next Steering Group meeting of the EPLM was scheduled on the 28-29 September 2017 in Brussels (BE).