The three specialized work commissions created by MIJARC Europe back in 2017 started their work on the three thematic focus points and for the past year have had an increasingly more important role in the structure of MIJARC Europe.

The three commissions work on:

1. A sustainable culture for agriculture and rural youth
2. Our European vision towards an interconnected world
3. Citizenship and youth participation in rural development

We are currently launching a new call for members of the commissions to fill in the empty seats and join the other commissioners in their work.

IT’S TIME TO START YOUR MANDATE AS A MEMBER OF ONE OF OUR THREE COMMISSIONS,

SO JOIN US NOW!


What you will have to do:

  1. attend at  least  one  Commission  meeting  per   All travel, accommodation and meal costs will be covered by MIJARC Europe;
  2. attend the online meetings (via Skype; the number of meetings will be agreed by the members of each Commission);
  3. work on and take decisions about the methods to use and how to deal with the topics that are linked to the Action Plan;
  4. support the European Team as experts, ensure the external representation of the organization and set up the Think Tank if needed;
  5. set up and run the European campaigns as written in the Action Plan  of MIJARC Europe.

How to become a member of the Commissions:

Fill in the application form here below and send it to the Secretariat of MIJARC Europe via email: office-europe@mijarc.info

The ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Have a good understanding of MIJARC Europe, its structure and its aims;
  • Be aware of the rural realities in his/her country (and preferably beyond) and be familiar with the perspectives of rural youth;
  • Be interested in one of the three thematic focus points and be ready to do more research;
  • Be able to support young participants in their learning process;
  • Be able to communicate in English;
  • Be able to work in a multicultural team;

Be available for at least one international meeting per year;

Application form

Study session – “I, YOUTH ADVOCATE”

COE-70y-logos-dark-bg-quadriA study session organised by MIJARC EUROPE and DON BOSCO YOUTH NETWORK in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of EuropeEuropean Youth Centre Budapest. 

Dates: 7-10 October 2019

This study session has been a common idea of MIJARC Europe and Don Bosco Youth Network, two international organisations that work on very similar topics and who decided to do a joint study session on advocacy for their members.

Aim and objectives

The “I, Youth Advocate” study session aims to prepare young people from MIJARC Europe and DBYN Networks to be active advocates at European level, on diverse topics of interest for youth.

The main aim is built on the following objectives:

  • Assist young people to reflect on their local realities and link them to the policy changes they want at European level,
  • Explore advocacy tools and policy instruments of the Council of Europe, DBYN, MIJARC Europe and other European stakeholders in order to use them in their advocacy work,
  • Develop advocacy competences such as communication with relevant stakeholders, strategic planning and other skills to implement successful advocacy plans,
  • Empower young people to design concrete actions plans on advocacy to be implemented within the two organizations.

Hosting organizations

MIJARC logo transMIJARC Europe is a European coordination network for rural and Christian youth organizations all over the continent. MIJARC Europe represents over 130. 000 young people from rural areas in 14 European countries. It promotes sustainable agricultural, rural and international development, European citizenship, youth policies, gender equality, environmental protection, interculturality and human rights.

6390467Don Bosco Youth-Net is an international network of Salesian youth work offices and youth organisations which work in the style of Don Bosco.  The network assemblies 18 organisations, who cater for over 125.000 children and young people in 16 European countries.  The task of the network is to create and promote international activities for and by young and to create possibilities for member organisations to share their good practices and start-up new projects together.

Study session design

The study session is based on non-formal education methods and will present a mixture of the methodologies used by the two host organizations. The “See-Judge-Act” methodology of MIJARC Europe and the Don Bosco method promoted by DBYN. You should expect a lot of experiential learning activities, reflection moments, practical examples and space for sharing and exchanging facts and opinions. As MIJARC Europe and DBYN are both faith-based organizations, we will also take time to reflect on our own values, beliefs and spirituality.

Phases

Thee will be two main phases of this study session:

  1. E-learning phase (20th September – 2nd October) which will require 1-2 hours of involvement in total and will focus mostly on getting to know each other and setting a common ground to what we all understand by advocacy.
  2. Study session (7-10 October) a four-day residential phase taking place in Budapest, at the European Youth Center. This is the main phase of the activity and participants will learn about advocacy practices and tools and will create action plans that the two host organizations will implement in their work.

Participants will also be invited to continue their involvement within the representation structures of the two host organizations and to further contribute to the implementation of the action plans.

Call for participants: study session “I , Youth advocate”

The first international activity of 2018 is approaching fast and the call for participants has been lanched. So, do YOU want to join our call for peace and bring your contribution to have peace for all? Don’t worry, it is not very complicated. Actually, it will be quite entertaining, funny and natural, because peace begins with each and every one of us and our attitudes.


“A call for peace for all” is planned to take place in Ribamar, Portugal, between the 1st (arrival day) and 5th of July 2018. Three participants interested in the topic of peace from each member movement* are invited to join the youth peace camp. In call below you will find some basic information concerning the organisation of this activity. Also you will find attached one promotion info graphic, which you can use to spread the word in your movements about the Youth Peace Camp.

Download the call: Call for participants _ Youth Peace Camp_A call for peace for all

Download the registration form: Registration form Youth Peace Camp_ A call for peace for all

Please, read this documents carefully, and, do not hesitate to contact us in case you need
any clarification or further information:
E-mail: office-europe@mijarc.info
Phone: 0032 (0) 485 36 84 74

The DEADLINE to apply is: 20th of May

*Not a member of any of the organizations in our network? Then send us an email and we will find a solution. 

 

MIJARC Europe enriches its administrative structure with three new Work Commissions.


Following the decision taken by MIJARC Europe’s last Orientation General Assembly, which took place in Mainz-Germany, between 21st – 23rd July 2017,  three new specialized work commissions were set up. The three commissions will  work on the three thematic focus points and will help the European Board to implement the Action Plan and achieve the newly adopted Strategic Objectives.

The three Commissions will work on:

1. A sustainable culture for agriculture and rural youth

2. Our European vision towards an interconnected world

3. Citizenship and youth participation in rural development

Tasks of members of the commissions:
• attend at least one Commission meeting per year
• attend the online meetings
• work on and take decisions about the methods to use and how to deal with the topics that are linked to the Action Plan;
• support the European Team as experts, ensure the external representation of the organization and set up the Think Tank if needed;
• set up and run the European campaigns as written in the Action Plan of MIJARC Europe.

IT’S TIME TO START YOUR MANDATE AS A MEMBER OF ONE OF OUR THREE COMMISSIONS!

Download the document below to find out more about our new commissions and how to become a commissioner.

!Please note that the call is open only for the members of MIJARC Europe and  its national member organizations!

Call for members of the MIJARC Europe’s Commissions