50 years of IJAB
IJAB was established in 1967 as a nationwide organisation for international cooperation in the youth work and youth policy field. The chief motivation for this was reconciliation and understanding, an urgent necessity after World War II, along the wish to stimulate curiosity, a sense of adventure and an interest in the world beyond Germany’s borders.
Half a century later, the international youth work community is facing a set of quite different challenges. We live in a globally connected world without physical or virtual borders, and are confronted with a rise in nationalism and isolationism.
IJAB is responding to these trends with a long-term European and international approach that allows young people to grow up to become true citizens of Europe and the world.
IJAB’s 50th anniversary is an opportunity for a clear show of courage at a series of events to promote dialogue and cooperation, openness and diversity, and tolerance and acceptance.
ERYICA would like to congratulate IJAB on their 50th Anniversary!
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