Blog in progress

December 17, 2006

cimg1181.JPG For all those, who join us at this stage of constructing – the conference itself may be over but this blog is STILL ALIVE and subject to frequent update!

Therefore, stay tuned and pop in for new stories on ICNYP 2006 and its participants!


Tribute to the organizers

December 17, 2006

Much has been said about the outstanding quality of the recent ICNYP 2006, an event that is owed to the creativity, the professionalism and comptenece of a group of young people and people young at heart we already gave standing ovations and loud cheers to during the closure ceremony.

On behalf of all the participants and particularly the Blog Team may we herewith once again congratulate the organizing team of JEF Austria, represented by Mr. Daniel GERER, Vize-President, Mr. Günter LINDNER, Secretary General, and the Project Managers Mr. Jörg BERGER, Ms. Anne FAVRE, Ms. Margarete STOCKER, and all the other volunteers, the team of, responsible for the technical infrastructure, the Federal Ministry for Social Security, Generations and Consumer Protections, represented by omipresent Mrs. Elisabeth ZIEGLER, Mr. Erich PAUSER and the inventor, coordinator and mastermind of this weblog, Mr. Robert LENDER. Furthermore, we want to pay tribute to the four coordinators of the workshops and Mr. Ralph “Sharp on Time” BRABEC v/o “The Voice”.

We all shared one office and a varying number (…) of workstations. Whoever went to see us on the second floor knows, how cozy it was when we had full house. Intimacy impossible, action guaranteed.

Personally, we are grateful and proud for being members of the staff of ICNYP 2006.

All the best!

Six 4 all

December 17, 2006


Now, that everybody has returned home safely, one or the other participant surely wants to recapitulate the given presentations, be it due to professional necessity or personal interest. Please find attached the last six documents that were made available to us.

Don’t hesitate to send us YOUR presentation in case it is not accessible on this blog yet and you want a wider community to read through it again!

1) Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service, ppt 1,13 MB – coordinating-committee-for-international-voluntary-service-113-mb.ppt

2) e4aLL by ASA, ppt 50,5 KB – e4all-by-asa-505kb.ppt

3) Enhancing participation through the learning continuum  by Lynne Chisholm, ppt 443 KB – enhancing-participation-through-the-learning-continuum-by-lynne-chisholm-443-kb.ppt

4) Kosovo Youth Action Plan, ppt 178 KB – kosovo-youth-action-plan-178-kb.ppt

5) Models of Youth Political Participation by Enzo Amendola, ppt 546 KB – models-of-youth-political-participation-by-enzo-amendola-546-kb.ppt

6) New Patterns of Youth Transition in Education, ppt 166 KB – new-patterns-of-youth-transition-in-education-166-kb.ppt

“JEF a changé ma vie!”

December 16, 2006

Some of the participants might have wondered who the competent, friendly young woman is, who seems to have an answer to any question and a nice smile for everyone.

Steady as a rock and absolutely stress-resistant, Anne FAVRE even finds the time to answer some questions for this blog before she hurries away to do some troubleshooting somewhere at ICNYP-conference.

Anne is only 24, so more than ten years younger than the average age at this conference, but she is in charge of everything at this conference. Six months ago, she started organizing ICNYP 2006 during an internship at JEF in a team with Günter LINDNER.

“It needs a capable team to organize a conference like that. Günter is really great, he knows his job well. I could not have done it without him. But the Federal Ministry of Social Security, Generations and Consumer Protection was a very efficient cooperation partner in the run-up of the conference just as well.” states Anne.

[The translation for the (only halfway) ironic statement in the title would be :”JEF changed my life!”]


December 16, 2006

The guy in the background of this photo is Roland ULBRICHT, one of the many hard-working JEF people behind the scenes. [I want to use this post as well as an apology. We simply could not write about everybody or post a pic. Hope you understand.]

Piled in front of Roland the awards that each all participant recieved during a nice ceremony on Wednesday. Many people. Many awards. High pile.

Working Group Results

December 16, 2006

The daily presentations of the working group results are already online in this blog. If you don’t want to search longsome, here are all of them once again, including the reports of the working groups.

We hope that the results will be useful for all of you.

Working Group I&II (ppt 74 KB)

Working Group III & IV (ppt 48 KB)

Working Group V & VI (ppt 118 KB)

Reports of all Working Groups (pdf 108 KB)

To highlight the importance of the ICNYP-conference, Mr. Karl DOUTLIK, head of the Permanent Representation of the European Commission in Austria, delivered a speech during the last plenary session Thursday morning.

Although short of time, DOUTLIK emphasised the importance of youth policies. “Improvement starts with involving the youth!” Moreover, he praised JEF to be a strong and reliable partner whenever it comes to youth-affairs and topics related to the EU.

Thank you for your visit!