The next step! Partnerships Event 2017- The invitation is out! Registrations DDL 20 Jan 2017

Built on the great experience of 2016 project, “Community Links” that took place in Ireland, Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen in collaboration with Les Scouts and the European Region of WOSM, on behalf of The Partnerships Network and in cooperation with their troika, are pleased to invite you and your partner organisations to the “Partnerships Step by Step” Event, which will be held between 24 and 27 February 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.


This event is organised by The Partnerships Network, a coalition of Scout and Guide associations, which aims at fostering, strengthening and developing partnerships between associations in Europe and associations from other regions of the world.

The overall idea of the network is to share and create information about ongoing partnerships, as well as to provide a platform for the exchange of experiences and knowledge. A continuing reflection on the relevance of partnerships, as well as the promotion of intercultural understanding and mutual respect are central elements of the Partnership Network.

At this particular Partnership Event, the objectives will be:

  • Encouraging the creation of new partnerships with Scout and Guide organisations from other regions, and especially with the Asia-Pacific Region;
  • Promoting exchanges of experiences, information, tools, best practices and success stories in order to strengthen partnerships;
  • Encouraging the increase of quality in partnerships and especially, by exploring how partnerships can have an expanded impact on more young people;
  • Explore potential follow-up activities of the Unguvu coalition (Euro-Africa multilateral partnership coalition) for the organisations that are interested to continue such collaboration.


The event will be held at Brussels, Belgium. The venue is easily accessible by metro, tram and bus. Accommodation will be in shared rooms (up to four people sharing). There is a possibility to be accommodated in single bedrooms for an extra fee of 40€ per night. Please contact the hosting team at if you wish to have specific accommodation. More information will be provided directly to all the participants when their registration is confirmed.

Participation fee

The participation fee for the event is EUR 250. This fee does not include travel cost to reach the venue. You will be provided with the necessary information on how to make the payment prior to the event. For the participation of your partner associations, we count on your financial support. Some financial support for the participation of NSOs coming from the Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM can be provided upon request by the European Scout Region (maximum 500 euro/person travel costs that will be distributed on first come first served). For more information on how you can benefit from the support available please contact Marguerite Potard at


Please register online for the meeting before 20 January 2017. You can register using this link: Please do not make travel arrangements before you receive a confirmation letter from the Planning Team of the event that your registration has been accepted. Participants needing a visa are required to register ASAP to ensure that enough time is available to go through the visa process.

Please see the invitation for more information about the event and its draft programme! (English and French).