Committee.Update|June 20131 of 2
Summer 2013, Geneva
Andrea Demarmels / WSB-ERO 2013
With the European Conferences only 2 months away,there was a natural focus on the work required todeliver successful and important events.The Committee welcomed part of the staff team whohad been meeting to progress preparations for theconference and joined the first 3 hours of themeeting. In particular, Radu Stinghe was welcomedto his first full meeting as Deputy Regional Director.Continuing the pattern established in this triennium,the Committee welcomed the two Youth Advisers tothe World Scout Committee from Europe, EsbenHolager and Vemund Oveson as well as KarinAhlback, Member of the World Scout Committee. Allcontributed to the richness of the meeting.The Chairman noted that this was the last fullcommittee meeting of the Triennium and the end ofhis own 9 year period on the committee, first co-opted and subsequently elected twice. He had verymixed emotions shared, in part, by all members.
Regional Scout Plan: Progress, Reporting, Transition
This was the last time that the in-depth reports of theactions to accomplish the Regional Scout Plan wereconsidered. It was pleasing to note that much of themapping exercise had turned the plan green
thoughit is important to note that in some areas, actions andupdates will continue until the Conference and wellbeyond. Indeed some actions will likely form part ofthe planned Objectives and Actions in the 2013-2016Triennium.Feedback was received from some groups on howworking at regional level could be better supportedand in particular, consideration was given to therecruitment of a volunteer team to assist in thedelivery of the next Regional Scout Plan.It was agreed that in advance of the Conference, andas soon as possible after distribution of the DraftRegional Scout Plan that the Regional Office woulddraft a recruitment form and construct a circularcalling for volunteers. It was noted that more effectiverecruitment techniques should be used to ensure thebest possible team is assembled.All that said, it was noted with gratitude the hugecommitment already made to the work of the Regionby the volunteer team, formal and informal.
21st European Scout Conference
The Committee considered all the updatesconcerning the Regional Scout Conference.. Alreadythere are more that 200 Scout direct participants, withmore that 250 already registered including guests,WSB, staff. Committee etc.. This is an increase onthe last Regional Scout Conference.The Committee approved the Draft Agenda,Evaluation, Regional Scout Plan and Workshopsdocuments for translation and distribution.Working methods for the sessions were agreed,preparatory sessions and briefings were planned.Discussions moved to the 14
European Guide andScout Conference.A total of more than 400 registrations have beenreceived
60% from WOSM members. There hadalready been significant exchanges between theCommittees on the Joint Report and proposal for ourstrategic partnership with WAGGGS so thediscussions were shorter.
Activities A whole range of Regional events arebringing the Triennium to a real climax,with Partnership Event, Agora, DiversityEvent, Rovernet/VentureNet and the 10
Euro-Arab meeting.World Level Discussions with those working at WorldLevel highlighted the issues identified bythe European Region as important to theregion and the other regions.Positive reports on the priority areas ofthe World Triennial Plan - 21
CenturyLeadership, Our Strategic Path, GlobalSupport and the major world events.Conferences Excellent progress was made onconference documentation, logisticalpreparation, developing themethodological approaches toconsultations, networking and sharing.