What about Europe and Youth?

Youth work without Europe? Europe without youth work? That’s virtually unimaginable – today, Brussels is where most decisions about young people’s opportunities and lives are taken. Young people transcend national borders by consuming media, travelling, and gaining an education. However, almost 30 per cent of all Europeans aged 15 to 29 – that's around 26 million young people – are threatened by poverty and social exclusion.

Equal opportunities, solidarity and social responsibility are more urgently needed than ever before!

Join us for Europe’s biggest event in youth work and child and youth welfare
For the 2017 German Child and Youth Welfare Congress, JUGEND für Europa together with its national and European partners have created a European programme that opens the doors to the vibrant field of youth work and child and youth welfare. Join us for a European dialogue and debate! We are inviting 400 youth workers and other experts in the field from all over Europe to Düsseldorf to discover the state of play in youth work in Germany today, and to discuss the challenges of youth work across Europe.

Dialogue and networking, innovations and visions – that's europe@DJHT!

The 16th German Child and Youth Welfare Congress (DJHT) is a unique showcase for the expertise, creativity and commitment of the child and youth welfare community. The 2017 edition includes an expert programme with presentations, workshops and debates, along with a fair attended by more than 300 exhibitors, demonstrating the enormous diversity of this field. Around 30,000 guests and participants are expected to fill the Düsseldorf fair grounds in March 2017.