Participants at the Europe-Eurasia Meeting

Representatives from European and African NSOs/NSAs as well as European and Eurasian NSOs/NSAs gathered together in Curitiba on Sunday, 9 January 2011, for two Contact Meetings, facilitated by the European Scout Committee with the Africa Scout Committee and Eurasia Scout Committee respectively.

The meetings follow the first such gatherings which were convened in Korea in 2008, but this time, there was more advance warning and structured agendas for the meetings. As a result, levels of participation and the quality of the contributions was positive.

Issues that were discussed at the Europe-Africa Contact Meeting included the following:

  • New and continued partnerships between NSOs/NSAs
  • Partnerships with other Regions as a feature of the Regional Scout Plan 2o10-2013
  • Participation in the 2nd Africa Scout Summit
  • Appointment of Europe-Africa Liaison Officer
  • European participation in the World Scout Moot, 2010, in Kenya
  • EU Funding and the Unguvu Project
  • European Union – African Union youth cooperation

Issues that were discussed at the Europe-Eurasia Contact Meeting included the following:

  • New and continued partnerships between NSOs/NSAs
  • Partnerships with other Regions as a feature of the Regional Scout Plan 2010-2013
  • Participation in events, including The Academy 2010
  • Collaboration with the Council of Europe and European Youth Forum
  • Europe-Eurasia Seminar from 13-17 February 2011, Strasbourg, France
  • 2nd Europe-Eurasia Meeting – Prague, Czech Republic
  • Eurasian participation in Roverway 2012

The responses from NSOs/NSAs attending both of the meeting was generally positive.

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Henrik Söderman
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Henrik Söderman

Henrik comes from Finland and is Vice-Chairman of the European Scout Committee. He is following the Region's work on Partnership with other Regions and on External Relations and Funding. Henrik is also committee contact for Albania, Croatia, France, Italy, Monaco and San Marino.

2 Responses to Africa and Eurasia Contact Meeting Successes

  1. Craig Turpie Craig Turpie says:

    There will be a second Europe-Eurasia Contact Meeting on Tuesday, 11 January at 19:30 until 21:00 in the European Scout Committee’s meeting room on Level 5, Room 3.

  2. Thomas Bruno Thomas Bruno says:

    Great to hear that the meetings were both well attended and gave some valueable output! I hope these meetings really help NSO’s from the different regions get to know each other better and create partnershps that will help us grow scouting both in Europe and elsewhere.

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