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International Youth Work Conference

21 February 2024
Campus Corso
Diestsestraat 253
Leuven, Belgium
9 - 17h
10 euro
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Innovation & Inclusion in Youth Work: Cultivating the Changemaker Mindset

Join us in Leuven on 21 February 2024, for an exciting opportunity to connect with fellow youth workers and immerse yourself in the expertise offered by our global StreetSmart network! Engage with youth work experts from our international partner network and expand your horizons by exploring innovative youth work practices from around the globe.

Our StreetSmart network will be well represented by 16 organisations from 12 different countries including Greece, Romania, Poland, Georgia, Albania, Germany, Belgium, Nicaragua, Argentina, Mexico, Kenya and India.


Seats are limited, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Once you've purchased your conference ticket, you can select your preferred sessions through the confirmation email. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

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The detailed agenda of the conference:

08:30 - 09:00
Registration & Reception
09:00 - 09:15
Welcome & Opening Remarks
09:15 - 10:00
Opening Keynote: Changemaker Leadership by Arnoud Raskin
10:00 - 11:00
Optional sessions Round 1
Workshop - Caminos Creativos: Creative Therapy from Venezuela
by Toña Pineda (Venezuela)
Good Practice - Practical Insights for Supporting Ukrainian Refugees in Romania and Poland
by Save the Children (Romania) • GPU Uno • Fundacja Ukryte Skrzydla (Poland)
Masterclass - The StreetSmart Toolkit Approach: combining educational posters, audio stories and online learning
by StreetSmart (Belgium)
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30
Optional sessions Round 2
Workshop - Playful Pathways: Exploring Innovative Play-Based Learning
by European Playwork Association (Germany) • ARSIS (Greece)
Good Practice - Practical Insights for Supporting Roma communities in Greece
by Solidarity Now • Ladies Union of Drama (Greece)
Masterclass - Inclusion & Diversity
by StreetwiZe (Belgium)
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30
Optional sessions Round 3
Workshop - StreetSmart Wheels: Exploring educational games on the mobile school
by StreetSmart (Belgium)
Good Practice - Mobile School in action: stories from Albania, Georgia and Türkiye
by Initiative for Social Change ARSIS (Albania) • Caritas (Georgia) • ISSDA (Türkiye)
Masterclass - Empowering Youth: Strategies for Boosting Self-Esteem
by StreetSmart (Belgium)
14:30 - 14:45
14:45 - 15:45
A StreetSmart Story: Impact and Future Reflections
15:45 - 17:00
Networking & closing