Growing Girls Growing Members is part of the Growing girls and young women to lead the future Europe project .
In April 2015, volunteers selected for the new Core Groups and for mentoring and Gender Equality, Men and Boys project teams gathered in Brussels
for a lively training and briefing session.
Briefing and training
on the Region and its diversity, the Regional Membership Development Strategy
and its implications for the work of the Region, representing the Region,
WAGGGS policies, approaches and specific training for mentors, all got creative
juices flowing. Participants also
contributed to initial discussions on the development of a Volunteering Policy,
which will be developed over the coming months. In the second half of the
meeting, volunteers worked on specific projects and assignments in the areas of
mentoring, training and advocacy/communication.
At the end of the meeting volunteers described their feelings of: inclusion, engagement, enlightenment, inspiration and have begun their work with the Region on the following assignments:
- Gender Equality and Men planning team
- Education Working Group membership, European Youth Forum
- Participation in European Youth event
- Panel speaker on gender in European Youth event
- Academy planning team
Core Group volunteers are:
External Relations and Communications
- Annie Beckman
- Lilit Chilingaryan- Representative to the Advisory Council, Council of Europe
Trainers and Events
- Alenka Oblak
- Fiona Lejosne
- Niklas Eustrom
This event together with "Working with men and boys on gender equality", is part of the Growing girls and young women to lead the future Europe that is funded by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.