About the Academy 2022
Join us this Autumn at
The Academy 2022
The Academy is a unique Scout and Guide event designed to enable participants to get high quality training and networking opportunities around the core priorities of the European Regions of WAGGGS and WOSM.
In today’s context, those involved in Scouting and Guiding are increasingly demonstrating their roles in societies, creating links between countries, communities and individuals. Our associations are powerful portals for exchanges and meetings, enabling and facilitating dialogue between people.
The symbolic framework of the Academy 2022 is therefore that of the portal: a portal, unlike a door or a window, is always open, it allows one to travel and reach places and people, even if the destination is not always known. This event is itself a portal which creates opportunities between our associations and members to exchange, meet, and grow together.
The location of the Academy 2022 also echoes this symbolic framework: during the period of the pandemic, the cities of Vilnius in Lithuania and Lublin in Poland took the initiative to create a virtual portal between the two cities, allowing passers-by from both cities to communicate in real time, thus abolishing geographical barriers. This “digital portal” aims to bring together people from different cultures. And that is what we are aiming for in the Academy this year: building and bringing together. The Academy is a portal for encounters.
The event is open to anyone holding a role at national level in a WAGGGS or WOSM Association to join. This includes staff members and volunteers, ranging from members of working groups up to Chief Commissioners. Most Associations are likely to send participants that hold positions in specific areas of work including management (as Commissioners or board members), education or training (those responsible for programme/education/training), communication or representation (for instance in branding or advocacy).
You are expected to attend the whole duration of the event:
- participate in the sessions
- be part of a peer group with daily meetings during the event. You will need to meet (online) your group before & after the event as well
Time & place
The event will run from 2nd to 6th November in Lithuania (more details on the location and exact schedule will follow soon).
EUROPE OFFICE WAGGGS
BUREAU EUROPE AMGE
Rue des Poissonniers 13
1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
WOSM – EUROPE SUPPORT CENTRE
OMMS – CENTRE DE SOUTIEN POUR L’EUROPE
Rue Henri-Christine 5, Case postale 327
1211 GENEVA 4, SWITZERLAND
+ 41 22 705 1100
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