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Annual
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2010‐2011


Content

1

 2

 3

 Content
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
3
 Chairman’s
Welcome
 ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
4
 World
Scout
Conference
Follow
Up........................................................................................................................................................................ 
page
5


4.1

 Andrea
Demarmels
 ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
6
 4.2

 Christian
Loste
Ramos
................................................................................................................................................................................................. 
page
7
 4.3

 Christos
Hatzidiamandis
 ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 
page
8
 4.4

 Craig
Turpie
 ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
9
 4.5

 Hernik
Söderman
........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 
page
10
 4.6

 Petr
‘Permi’
Vanek
...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
11
 5

 Working
Groups
 .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
12


5.1

 Volunteering
 ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 
page
12
 5.2

 Growth
through
Quality
........................................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
12
 5.3

 Embracing
Change
 ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
13
 5.4

 Youth
Empowerment
................................................................................................................................................................................................ 
page
14
 5.5

 Partnerships
with
other
Regions
......................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
14
 6

 Core
Groups
 .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 
page
16


6.1

 Educational
Methods
 ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 
page
16
 6.2

 Organisational
Development
................................................................................................................................................................................. 
page
16
 6.3

 External
Relations
and
Funding
........................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
17
 7

 8

 9

 Finances
.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
18
 European
Scout
Foundation ................................................................................................................................................................................... 
page
19
 World
Scout
Bureau
–
European
Regional
Office
 ......................................................................................................................................... 
page
20


10

 Resolutions
adopted
by
the
20th
European
Scout
Conference
 .............................................................................................................. 
page
21
 
 
 
 


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 European
Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


Chairman’s
Welcome

It
is
a
pleasure
to
introduce
this
Annual
Report
of
the
 European
Scout
Committee’s
work
covering
the
period
July
 2010
to
July
2011.
In
the
report,
we
look
back
at
the
progress
 made
since
the
20th
European
Scout
Conference
in
Brussels,
 Belgium,
covering
both
the
successes
and
challenges.
 As
well
as
providing
perspectives
from
the
European
Scout
 Committee,
the
European
Regional
Office
and
the
European
 Scout
Foundation,
for
the
first
time
we
are
also
including
 updates
from
our
five
Working
Groups
and
three
Core
 Groups.

 The
year
under
review
has
seen
steady
progress
in
the
 implementation
of
the
Regional
Scout
Plan,
which
was
 presented
at
the
first
Regional
Meeting
during
the
39th
 World
Scout
Conference
in
Curitiba,
Brazil.
 During
this
last
year
the
European
Scout
Committee
has
 agreed
to
implement
additional
measures
to
improve
 transparency
and
reporting,
by
sharing
with
NSOs/NSAs,
the
 reports
received
by
the
European
Scout
Committee
from
its
 five
Working
Groups
and
three
Core
Groups.
This
has
 allowed
for
the
publication
of
an
updated
version
of
the
 Regional
Scout
Plan
following
each
meeting
of
the
European
 Scout
Committee.
 We
trust
that
these
measures,
alongside
initiatives
like
 euroscoutinfo.com
and
europak‐online.net,
are
of
interest
to
 NSOs/NSAs.
Hopefully
the
measures
allow
NSOs/NSAs
to
 follow
more
closely
what
your
European
Scout
Committee
is
 doing,
and
how
the
implementation
of
the
Regional
Scout
 Plan
is
impacting
on
the
development
and
growth
of
Scouting
 across
Europe.
 Our
most
recent
analysis
of
membership
data
has
indicated
 that
we
are
close
to
1.7
million
members,
which
is
a
dramatic
 increase
from
the
low
point
in
2006
of
1.39
million
members.

 This
membership
information,
together
with
the
analysis
of
 the
‘Needs
and
Strengths’
exercise
that
was
initiated
 following
the
20th
European
Scout
Conference,
has
provided
 valuable
data
on
where
best
to
target
support
and
 consultancy
to
NSOs/NSAs.
The
consultancy
model,
based
on
 our
previous
experiences
with
tailored
support,
has
been
 
 
 
 
 expanded,
with
all
Working
Groups
and
Core
Groups
now
 empowered
to
support
NSOs/NSAs
on
the
areas
of
work
that
 they
cover.
We
continue
to
play
our
part
in
ensuring
that
our
 efforts
in
Europe
can
contribute
to
the
‘Global
Support’
 offering
that
is
being
rolled
out
at
world
level.

 As
you
will
recall,
2011
has
been
particularly
busy
in
relation
 to
the
‘volunteering’
agenda
with
WOSM
working
closely
 with
WAGGGS
in
the
European
Year
of
Volunteering
Alliance.
 As
the
year
draws
to
a
close,
consideration
is
already
being
 given
to
how
we
capitalise
on
what
has
been
achieved.
Much
 more
on
this,
and
our
other
strategic
objectives,
can
be
found
 later
in
this
report.
 During
2010/2011
we
have
also
had
several
important
world
 events
including
the
World
Scout
Moot,
World
Scout
Youth
 Forum
and
World
Scout
Conference,
as
well
as
the
22nd
 World
Scout
Jamboree.
All
of
them
have
been
well
supported
 by
NSOs/NSAs
from
Europe.
 Turning
to
finance,
despite
our
best
efforts
to
protect
 ourselves
from
the
impact
of
the
global
economic
downturn,
 our
resources
have
been
impacted
considerably.
We
forecast
 that
the
coming
years
will
be
challenging.
Nevertheless,
we
 are
doing
our
best
to
maintain
strong
levels
of
service
and
 support
towards
NSOs/NSAs
whilst
at
the
same
time
 continuing
our
efforts
to
diversify
income,
particularly
by
 partnering
with
NSOs/NSAs
to
secure
external
funding.
 I
speak
for
the
entire
European
Scout
Committee
when
I
say
 that
we
are
all
deeply
appreciative
of
your
support
since
the
 20th
European
Scout
Conference
in
Brussels.
It
is
only
by
 working
in
partnership
with
NSOs/NSAs
across
Europe
that
 we
can
achieve
our
ambition
of
‘supporting
growth
in
 changing
times’.
 
 
 Craig
Turpie
 Chairman
 European
Scout
Committee


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Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


World
Scout
Conference
Follow
Up

As
has
been
noted
elsewhere
in
this
report,
the
members
of
 the
European
Scout
Committee
participated
in
the
World
 Scout
Conference
in
Curitiba,
Brazil,
January
2011.

 This
proved
a
valuable
opportunity
for
face‐to‐face
meetings
 with
a
majority
of
the
NSOs
in
the
Region.
 Two
Regional
meetings
were
facilitated,
the
first
at
the
 beginning
of
the
conference
and
the
second
at
the
end.
While
 short
in
time,
a
lot
was
accomplished.
There
was
the
 important
launch
of
the
Regional
Scout
Plan
at
the
first
 meeting,
which
enabled
a
direct
presentation
of
the
 Objectives,
Actions
and
Key
Performance
Indicators
of
the
 plan
and
the
scheduling
of
the
actions
across
the
triennium.
 Emphasising
the
involvement
of
Associations,
short
inputs
 were
made
to
ensure
that
the
Plan
is
not
just
a
plan
for
the
 Committee,
but
a
Plan
for
the
entire
Region.

 At
the
same
meeting,
euroscoutinfo.com
was
officially
 launched
to
promote
more
direct
communication
within
the
 Region.

 Two
successful
contact
meetings
with
the
Africa
Region
and
 the
Eurasia
Region
were
reported
fully
on
euroscoutinfo.com
 and
scout.org/europe.

 Following
these
contact
meetings
and
a
planning
meeting
 with
the
Arab
Region,
the
following
has
been
achieved:
 • • • • Progress
on
a
database
of
projects
between
NSOs
in
 Europe
and
Africa
 Contact
points
between
the
European
Region
Working
 Groups
and
the
Eurasia
Region
established
 Progress
on
the
Unguvu
Project
between
NSOs
in
 Europe
and
Africa
 A
contact
meeting
held
during
the
22nd
World
Scout
 Jamboree
on
future
initiatives
between
Europe
and
 Africa
 Progress
on
a
database
of
projects
between
NSOs
in
 Europe
and
Eurasia

 A
study
session
sponsored
by
the
Council
of
Europe
on
 “Telling
the
story”
for
the
Eurasia
Region
and
a
number
 of
European
NSOs
 Planning
for
the
2nd
Europe‐Eurasia
Meeting,
scheduled
 for
Prague,
25‐27
November
 Successful
staging
of
the
6th
Euro‐Arab
Meeting
in
 Algiers
in
May.
 We
have
previously
advised
on
how
the
Region
and
NSOs
 could
respond
to
the
Resolutions
of
the
39th
World
Scout
 Conference
and
include
here
a
brief
update:


Resolution
2/11
Fee
System
–
a
number
of
NSO
and
NSAs

have
declared
all
their
membership
to
WOSM.


Resolution
4/11
Be
Prepared:
Leadership
for
Life
–
a

number
of
NSOs
will
be
supported
in
Programme
renewal
in
 the
coming
months.


Resolution
5/11
The
Strategy
for
Scouting
–
all
Working

and
Core
Groups
are
ready
to
accept
consultancy
requests
 and
some
actions
have
already
taken
place.



Resolution
7/11
Educational
Methods
–
the
focus
on
Youth

Programme
and
Adult
Resources
is
supported
by
the
 Educational
Methods
Core
Group
of
the
Region.


Resolution
8/11
Youth
Involvement
in
decision‐making
in
 NSOs
within
WOSM
–
research
being
undertaken
and

actions
proposed
in
the
Regional
Scout
Plan,
implemented
by
 the
Youth
Empowerment
Working
Group.


Resolution
10/11
Advocacy
for
World
Scouting
–
the

Region
is
effectively
represented
in
major
fora
by
young
 representatives.


Resolution
15/11
Partnerships
between
WOSM
and
other
 groups
–
this
is
a
feature
of
our
work
with
the
European

Youth
Forum,
the
EYV
Alliance
and
other
partners.
 We
continue
to
remind
NSOs
that
the
Resolutions
often
urge
 action
at
their
level
and
welcome
reports
of
what
is
being
 done,
possibly
to
share
on
euroscoutinfo.com.
 


• •

• •

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‐
 European
Scout
Committee



Annual
Review
2010‐2011


Andrea
Demarmels

Andrea
says
…

I
love
being
a
Scout
–
the
young
people,
the
laughing
of
the
 kids,
the
camping,
my
childhood
memories,
the
sense
of
 social
purpose
and
our
need
“to
leave
this
world
a
little
better
 than
we
found
it.”

 And
I
fully
share
the
purpose
of
the
Scout
Movement:
“to
 contribute
to
the
development
of
young
people
in
achieving
 their
full
physical,
intellectual,
social
end
spiritual
potentials
as
 individuals,
as
responsible
citizens
and
as
members
of
their
 local,
national
and
international
communities.”
(Art.
1
of
the
 WOSM
Constitution)
 This
said,
it
has
been
a
real
experience
to
participate
in
the
 functions
of
the
European
Scout
Committee
in
this,
my
first
 year.
 It
was
a
real
and
emotional
opportunity
to
offer
and
 particularly
to
learn
and
it
was
a
really
good
occasion
to
 support
the
purpose
of
our
Movement.
 We
are
lucky:
there
is
a
real
mutual
understanding,
respect,
 cooperation
and
Scout
spirit
between
the
Committee
 members.

I‘m
confident
that
we
will
work
hard
and
with
 continuous
enthusiasm
to
implement
as
fully
as
possible
our
 triennial
Regional
Scout
Plan.
 Our
focus
remains
the
membership
growth,
not
because
of
 number
crunching
but
because
of
the
need
of
an
impact
of
 our
Scout
vision
and
our
Scout
educational
methodology
on
 this
society
shattered
by
insecurity,
financial
problems
and
 social
challenges.
 There
is
(yet)
a
lot
of
work
to
do!
 The
European
NSOs
are
blessed
with
committed
and
capable
 people,
all
eager
to
see
Scouting
continue
to
develop,
grow
 and
enrich
the
lives
of
our
young
people:

so
the
aim
of
the
 European
Scout
Region
is
to
support
and
to
strengthen
the
 NSAs
and
NSOs,
for
example
by
giving
them,
on
request,
high
 quality
tailored
support.
 A
significant
amount
of
my
time
and
commitment
has
been
 devoted
to
the
direct
contact
and
support
to
NSOs.
This
was
 done
through
visits,
email
exchange,
skype
chats
and
direct
 contact
in
events
(particularly
in
the
Academy
and
in
the
 Jamboree).
A
close
relationship
was
established
with
all
my
 contact
countries
and
I
believe
that
I
have
been
able
to
 guarantee
a
permanent
communication
channel
with
the
 European
Scout
Committee.
 Finally,
I
hope
that
my
colleagues
and
I
are
able
to
play
our
 own
small
part
in
helping
to
deliver
positive
impulses
that,
 somewhere
down
the
line,
will
have
a
positive
impact
on
the
 quality
of
the
Scouting
offered.


Duties
and
responsibilities


• • • Member,
European
Scout
Committee

 Member,
Growth
through
Quality
Working
Group
 Member,
Organisational
Development
Core
Group



Meetings
and
missions

• • • • • •

European
Scout
Committee

Brussels,
Belgium,
27­29
August
2010



Meeting
with
European
Regional
Office


Geneva,
Switzerland,
12
October
2010



The
Academy


Athens,
Greece,
25­30
October
2010



European
Scout
Committee


Geneva,
Switzerland,
12­14
November
2010



Field
Visit
to
Sweden

Stockholm,
Sweden,
18­21
November
2010



Co‐ordinators
Briefing
Weekend

Geneva,
Switzerland,
10­12
December
2010



• •

39th
World
Scout
Conference

Curitiba,
Brazil,
9­15
January
2011



Field
Visit
to
Bosnia
and
Herzegovina


Sarajevo,
Bosnia
and
Herzegovina,
11­13
February
2011



Meeting
with
WAGGGS
(Growth)

Brussels,
Belgium,
18
February
2011



• • • •

Joint
Growth
through
Quality
Working
Group
Meeting

 Brussels,
Belgium,
18­20
February
2011

 Growth
through
Quality
Working
Group
Meeting

 Copenhagen,
Denmark,
4­6
March
2011
 European
Scout
Committee


Brussels,
Belgium,
11­13
March
2011


Meeting
with
the
new
Director
of
Organisational
 Development,
European
Regional
Office

 Geneva,
Switzerland,
15
March
2011
 Field
Visit
to
Malta


Valetta,
Malta,
7­11
April
2011



Organisational
Development
Core
Group
Meeting


Geneva,
Switzerland,
15­17
April
2011


• • • •

Field
Visit
to
Greece

Athens,
Greece,
4­6
May
2011


Field
Visit
to
Cyprus


Nicosia,
Cyprus,
6­10
May
2011



Field
Visit
to
Lithuania

Vilnius,
Lithuania,
12­16
May
2011


European
Scout
Committee


Kandersteg,
Switzerland,
17­19
June
2011



Contact
countries


• Bosnia
and
Herzegovina,
Czech
Republic,
Cyprus,
 Greece,
Iceland,
Lithuania,
Malta
and
Sweden



‐
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‐
 European
Scout
Committee



Annual
Review
2010‐2011


Christian
Loste
Ramos

Christian
says
…

Looking
back
in
time,
it
seems
incredible
that
only
one
year
 has
passed
after
our
election
as
new
Committee
Members
in
 Brussels,
Belgium,
in
July
2010.
 365
days
of
activity,
learning,
new
experiences,
new
 responsibilities
to
be
exercised,
a
lot
of
travelling
around
the
 Old
Continent,
hundreds
of
people
for
meetings,
new
faces,
 problems
to
be
solved,
support,
...
breakfast,
lunch,
dinner
...
a
 trip
to
Brazil
to
attend
the
World
Scout
Conference....
and
last,
 but
not
least,
the
discovery
that,
finally,
to
be
a
Member
of
 the
European
Scout
Committee
is
an
exciting
task,
 complicated
and
for
which
it
is
necessary
to
have
patience,
 energy
and
valuable
assistance
of
my
new
teammates,
 constant
support
from
the
Office
and
of
course,
the
warm
 welcome
of
the
National
Scout
Associations.
 Throughout
this
first
year,
we
soon
learned
the
secrets
of
 how
the
Region
can
help
the
development
of
Scouting
in
the
 National
Associations
that
make
up
the
Scout
Movement
in
 Europe.
Thanks
for
that
to
Craig
and
Henrik,
and
experienced
 senior
members,
as
well
as
infallible
David
and
Staff
 members
of
the
European
Regional
Office
who
have
cared
for
 us
at
all
times!
 I
could
summarise
the
work
of
this
first
year
of
 implementation
in
three
major
domains:
first
of
all,
the
 making
of
our
Regional
Scout
Plan
2010‐2013,
including
my
 participation
in
the
Working
Group
on
Volunteering
and
the
 Core
Group
of
Educational
Methods;
second,
supporting
 contacts
and
field
visits
to
the
National
Scout
Organizations
 which
I
am
serving
as
Contact
Member;
and
thirdly,
 representing
the
European
Scout
Committee
in
the
 Kandersteg
Committee
and
Foundation.
 The
launching
of
the
Regional
Scout
Plan
was
our
first
 challenge,
but
thanks
to
the
contributions
of
many
volunteers
 and
staff
but
especially
thanks
to
the
fertile
previous
work
of
 all
National
Scout
Organisations
during
the
Regional
 Conference,
the
result
has
been
very
encouraging
and
will
 allow
us
to
see
our
Movement
grow
in
quantity
and
quality
in
 this
period.
 Volunteering
has
been
especially
the
most
developed
area
in
 which
I
have
been
involved,
in
a
year
as
unique
as
2011
 where
the
European
Year
of
Volunteering
was
held.


 “Citizens
in
Action”
held
in
Istanbul
provided
to
national
 Scout
associations
a
space
for
discussing
and
sharing
 experiences
on
that
domain.
I
would
like
to
congratulate
 Pavel
and
all
the
Volunteering
Working
Group
for
their
 efficient
work.
The
Educational
Methods
Core
Group
is
 already
starting
its
journey
to
establish
more
practical
 strategies
in
regard
to
Youth
Programme
and
Adult
 Resources
within
Scouting.
 As
the
representative
of
the
Committee
in
Kandersteg,
this
 has
allowed
me
a
taste
of
its
magic
and
I’ve
been
able
to
 contribute
to
the
development

of
its
new
strategy.
Quality
 services
for
a
larger
number
of
Souts
from
around
the
World,
 in
this
permanent
Jamboree!
 But
if
I
were
to
highlight
the
most
exciting
and
satisfying
 work,
I
must
speak
strongly
about
supporting
National
Scout
 Organizations,
through
the
Committee
Contact
System.
In
 this
first
year
it
has
been
tough,
but
I
had
the
opportunity
to
 make
some
field
visits,
and
to
maintain
contacts
which
 allowed
me
to
initiate
strategies
to
identify
needs
and
 facilitate
the
resolution
of
their
most
urgent
or
necessary
 problems.
 Thanks
again
to
everyone
who
made
this
possible,
and
see
 you
during
next
year!


Duties
and
responsibilities


• • • • Member,
European
Scout
Committee

 Member,
Volunteering
Working
Group
 Member,
Educational
Methods
Core
Group
 Member,
KISC
Committee


Meetings
and
missions

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

European
Scout
Committee
Meeting

Brussels,
Beligum,
27­29
August
2010


Training
Commissioners’
Network
Meeting

Guadarrama,
Spain,
17
September
2010


European
Scout
Committee
Meeting

Geneva,
Switzerland,
11­13
November
2010


Field
Visit
to
Serbia

Backa
Topola,
Serbia,
25­28
November
2010


Co‐ordinators
Briefing
Weekend

Geneva,
Switzerland,
10­12
December
2010


World
Scout
Conference

Curitiba,
Brazil,
8­15
January
2011


Field
Visit
to
Belgium

Brussels,
Belgium
29­30
January
2011


Volunteering
Working
Group
Meeting

Brussels,
Belgium,
26­27
February
2011


Kandersteg
Committee
and
Foundation
Meeting

Kandersteg,
Switzerland,
4­6
March
2011


European
Scout
Committee
Meeting

Brussels,
Belgium,
11­13
March
2011


Citizens
in
Action,
Volunteering
Event

Istanbul,
Turkey,
24­29
March
2011


Volunteering
Working
Group
Meeting

Bologna,
Italy,
10­12
June
2011


Meeting
with
IC
of
Slovenia
(Contact
Country)


Madrid,
Spain,
15
July
2011


Contact
countries


• Austria,
Belgium,
Germany,
the
FYRO
Macedonia,
 Poland,
Romania,
Serbia
and
Slovenia



‐
7
‐
 European
Scout
Committee



Annual
Review
2010‐2011


Christos
Hatzidiamandis

Christos
says…

“Every
new
beginning
comes
from
some
other
beginning's
end”
 (Lucius
Annaeus
Seneca)


essence
of
the
meeting,
committing
to
cooperation
to
achieve
 the
values
of
peace,
social
advance
and
increase
bilateral
 dialogue.

 Last
but
not
least
I
should
stress
the
close
relationship,
which
 is
also
maintained
with
the
contact
countries.
I
have
not
yet
 completed
all
the
field
visits,
nevertheless
I
have
email
 exchanges
or
sometimes
phone
communication,
in
order
to
 inform
about
regional
events,
support
opportunities,
as
well
 as
possible
assistance
from
the
Region,
and
the
Working
and
 Core
Groups.
Things
have
started,
things
are
progressing
but
 we
have
a
long
journey
yet
to
travel.
We
have
our
goals
and
 we
won’t
stop
until
we
get
there!


Indeed
it
was
a
new
beginning
after
a
triennium
with
a
 different
European
Scout
Committee,
which
fulfilled
its
 mission
in
implementing
the
Regional
Scout
Plan
as
well
as
 the
Resolutions
of
the
19th
European
Scout
Conference.
It
 was
now
our,
the
Committee
members’,
turn
that
had
to
 succeed
in
implementing
the
new
Plan.
This
stressed
me
but
 at
the
same
time
empowered
me
in
doing
my
best,
working
 hard,
and
trying
to
go
the
extra
mile.
 The
Regional
Scout
Plan
had
set
the
strategic
objectives
 based
on
which
I
had
to
work.
Embracing
Change
is
‘my’
 Working
Group
and
External
Relations
and
Funding
is
‘my’
 Core
Group.
It
was
challenging
looking
into
what
had
to
be
 done.
The
teams
were
set
up,
the
action
plan
identified,
 responsibilities
defined,
and
now
work
is
being
coordinated
 and
supported.
 We
are
aiming
to
reach
our
final
goals;
for
the
External
 Relations
and
Funding
Core
Group,
enhance
the
 communication,
foster
relationships
between
the
Movement
 and
other
institutions,
partners,
stakeholders,
review
and
 develop
policies
relevant
to
needs
of
young
people
and
 represent
the
Movement
on
various
platforms.
For
the
 Embracing
Change
Working
Group
to
adapt
to
new
demands,
 adjust
structures
to
the
changing
trends,
taking
into
account
 demographic
changes
and
migration,
diverse
communities,
 and
new
technologies.

 The
importance
to
understand
the
status
of
the
NSOs/NSAs,
 their
needs
and
strengths,
led
to
the
tightening/updating
of
 the
“Needs
and
Strengths
Analysis”
Form
which
was
then
 used
by
the
Region
to
help
indetify
what
kind
of
tailored
 support
NSOs
might
require
and
the
areas
where
they
could
 assist.
In
order
to
complete
this
task
I
closely
cooperated
 with
Maeliosa
DeBuitlear
(Ireland)
and
Petr
‘Permi’
Vanek.
 Many
common
areas
of
work
required
close
cooperation
with
 our
colleagues
from
WAGGGS;
setting
joint
objectives
for
the
 Embracing
Change
Working
Group,
aligning
on
issues
 regarding
external
relations,
as
well
as
providing
support
 and
advising
the
host
country
for
our
Joint
event,
“Roverway
 2012”.
The
Joint
Work
allows
us
to
benefit
from
each
other’s
 strengths
and
the
experiences
we
have
in
each
area;
it
also
 allows
us
to
share
resources
and,
most
importantly,
the
spirit
 of
Guiding
and
Scouting.
 Significant
time
and
energy
was
needed
for
the
preparation
 for
the
World
Scout
Conference.
Regional
meetings
took
 place
to
present
the
Regional
Scout
Plan
as
well
as
the
 operational
framework.
And
I
was
given
the
opportunity
to
 have
meetings
with
all
my
contact
countries.
 Another
very
important
meeting
last
year
was
the
Euro‐Arab
 Meeting.
Being
the
liaison
committee
member
for
the
event
 gave
me
the
pleasure
to
live
a
unique
experience
with
a
 grande
finale
‐
a
Declaration,
which
seeks
to
capture
the


Duties
and
responsibilities

• • • • Member,
European
Scout
Committee

 Member,
Roverway
2012
Advisory
Committee
 Member,
Embracing
Change
Working
Group
 Member,
External
Relations
and
Funding
Core
Group



Meetings
and
missions

• • •

European
Scout
Committee

Brussels,
Belgium,
27­29
August
2010


The
Academy,

Athens,
Greece,
25­30
October
2010


European
Scout
Committee

Geneva,
Switzerland,
11­13
November
2010


Co‐ordinators
Briefing
Weekend,


Geneva,
Switzerland,
11­12
December
2010


• • • • • • •
• •

39th
World
Scout
Conference

Curitiba,
Brazil,
8­15
January
2011


External
Relations
and
Funding
Core
Group
Meeting
 Cologne,
Germany,
5­6
February
2011

 Embracing
Change
Working
Group
(Joint
Meeting)

 Brussels,
Belgium,
19­20
February
2011
 Roverway
2012
Advisory
Committee
Meeting

 Helsinki,
Finland,
26­27
February
2011
 European
Scout
Committee

Brussels,
Belgium,
11­13
June
2011


Embracing
Change
Working
Group
Meeting
 Brussels,
Belgium,
25­27
March
2011
 European
Youth
Forum's
Council
of
Members
(COMEM)
 Antwerp,
Belgium,
5­8
May
2011
 9th
Euro‐Arab
Meeting


Algiers,
Algeria,
24­26
May
2011


Roverway
Heads
of
Contingent
Meeting

Helsinki,
Finland,
27­29
May
2011


• •

External
Relations
and
Funding
Core
Group
meeting
 Bari,
Italy,
4­5
June
2011
 European
Scout
Committee


Kandersteg,
Switzerland,
17­19
June
2011


Contact
countries

• Denmark,
Finland,
Israel,
Luxembourg,
Montenegro,
the
 Netherlands,
Slovakia
and
Switzerland


‐
8
‐
 European
Scout
Committee



Annual
Review
2010‐2011


Craig
Turpie

Craig
says…

The
first
weeks
and
months
after
the
20th
European
Scout
 Conference
were
particularly
busy.
As
well
as
assisting
with
 the
induction
and
coaching
of
four
newly
elected
members,
 much
of
my
time
was
spent
in
refining
the
Objectives
and
 Actions
for
the
Regional
Scout
Plan,
helping
to
design
the
 Operational
Framework
to
support
its
implementation
and
 recruiting
the
volunteers
needed
to
get
the
work
underway.
 As
well
as
some
new
experiences
like
the
ICCS
Seminar
in
 Luxembourg
and
the
ISGF
European
Conference
in
Cyprus,
 time
has
also
been
spent
with
my
contact
countries,
 particularly
Latvia
and
Spain.
More
attention
will
be
given
to
 Hungary
in
the
coming
year.
Efforts
are
ongoing
to
support
 the
development
of
an
association
in
Andorra
and
we
 continue
to
offer
some
support
to
local
groups
in
Kosovo.
 The
preparations
for
the
World
Scout
Conference
were
 considerable,
both
in
preparing
for
the
regional
meetings,
as
 well
as
the
bi‐lateral
meetings
with
the
Eurasia
Scout
Region
 and
Africa
Scout
Region.
Several
items
on
the
agenda
of
the
 Conference
and
outcomes
arising
from
the
event
were
and
 remain
of
close
interest
to
the
European
Scout
Committee,
 and
as
ever,
we
are
doing
what
we
can
to
ensure
that
the
 Region
and
NSOs/NSAs
in
Europe
play
their
part
in
 implementing
the
Resolutions
from
the
World
Scout
 Conference.
 With
Claudio
Burkhard
standing
down
as
Treasurer
after
ten
 years
of
excellent
service
to
the
European
Scout
Region,
time
 was
spent
reviewing
his
experiences
and
the
role.
Through
 an
open
process,
we
ended
up
electing
and
appointing
Marios
 Christou…
no
stranger
to
the
European
Scout
Region.
In
the
 current
economic
climate
we
have
been
following
the
 situation
closely
to
try
and
ensure
that
we
continue
to
deliver
 the
same
levels
of
service
to
NSOs/NSAs.
 It’s
clear
that
in
2011/2012
there
is
much
to
do
and
I
look
 forward
to
playing
my
part
in
helping
to
implement
the
 Regional
Scout
Plan
and
the
Resolutions
adopted
at
the

 20th
European
Scout
Conference.


Duties
and
responsibilities

• • • • Chairperson,
European
Scout
Committee
 Member,
Steering
Group
 Member,
Organisational
Development
Core
Group
 Member,
World
Scout
Committee


Meetings
and
missions

• • •

Field
Visit
to
Poland


Krakow,
Poland,
20­22
August
2010


European
Scout
Committee
 World
Scout
Committee
 Steering
Group
 The
Academy


Brussels,
Belgium,
27­29
August
2010
 Geneva,
Switzerland,
3­5
September
2010
 Brussels,
Belgium,
16­17
October
2010
 Athens,
Greece,
29­31
October
2010


• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

7th
ISGF
European
Conference
 European
Scout
Committee
 ICCS
Seminar


Ayai
Napa,
Cyprus,
5­7
November
2010
 Geneva,
Switzerland,
12­14
November
2010
 Luxembourg,
19­21
November
2010


Co‐ordinators
Briefing
Weekend
 World
Scout
Conference
 Field
Visit
to
Latvia
 Steering
Group

Curitiba,
Brazil,
8­15
January
2011
 Riga,
Latvia,
28­30
January
2011


Geneva,
Switzerland,
10­12
December
2010


Brussels,
Belgium,
11­13
February
2011


Meetings
with
WSB
and
WSF
 European
Scout
Committee
 World
Scout
Committee


Geneva,
Switzerland,
28
February
2011
 Brussels,
Belgium,
11­13
March
2011
 Geneva,
Switzerland,
25­27
March
2011


Chief
Volunteers’
Meeting


London,
United
Kingdom,
2­3
April
2011


Field
Visit
to
Czech
Republic
 Field
Visit
to
Spain
(FCEG)
 Field
Visit
to
Spain
(MSC)
 Madrid,
Spain,
7
May
2011
 Field
Visit
to
Spain
(ASDE)
 Lorca,
Spain,
8
May
2011
 Steering
Group

Turku,
Finland,
14­15
May
2011


Kolín,
Czech
Republic,
16­17
April
2011
 Manresa,
Catalonia,
Spain,
29
April­1
May
2011


European
Scout
Committee

Kandersteg,
Switzerland,
17­19
June
2011

Contact
countries

• 
 Andorra,
Hungary,
Kosovo,
Latvia
and
Spain


‐
9
‐
 European
Scout
Committee



Annual
Review
2010‐2011


Henrik
Söderman

Henrik
says…

After
a
set‐up
period,
the
Region
is
now
in
shape
to
Support
 Growth
in
Changing
Times.
The
working
groups
and
core
 groups
led
by
coordinators
have
an
enhanced
role.
The
 change
"from
Factory
to
Consultancy"
is
happening,
even
 though
we
are
not
yet
in
full
speed
in
delivering
consultancy.
 Working
with
the
NSOs
reveals
the
diversity
of
challenges
 Scouting
is
facing
in
different
parts
of
Europe.

 The
confirmation
by
the
World
Scout
Conference
in
January
 of
the
present
role
of
the
regions
gives
a
stable
basis
for
the
 future.
By
increasingly
engaging
with
other
regions,
we
are
 making
a
positive
contribution
to
the
Movement
as
a
whole.


Duties
and
responsibilities

• • • • • Vice
Chairperson,
European
Scout
Committee

 Member,
Steering
Group
 Member,
Partnerships
with
other
Regions
Working
 Group
 Member,
External
Relations
and
Funding
Core
Group
 Member
of
the
Board,
European
Scout
Foundation



Meetings
and
missions

• • • • • • • • European
Scout
Committee

Brussels,
Belgium,
27­29
August
2010


European
Policies
Support
Group
 Rome,
Italy,
24­26
September
2010
 North‐South
Network

Leuven,
Belgium,
15
October
2010


Gender
and
co‐education

In
line
with
the
evolving
Scouting
landscape,
and
considering
 that
all
our
41
NSOs
are
co‐educational,
WOSM's
role
in
the
 field
of
co‐education
has
been
highlighted
in
the
course
of
the
 year.
In
line
with
the
world
policy
"Girls
and
Boys,
Women
 and
Men
within
the
Scout
Movement”
(World
Scout
 Conference
1999),
the
Region’s
task
is
to
support
NSOs
to
 ensure
that
the
Scouting
is
adapted
to
both
girls
and
boys.
 Gender
is
also
an
issue
for
management
and
governance.
We
 need
to
remain
active
to
remove
any
remaining
obstacles
to
 the
full
participation
of
both
genders
in
Scouting.



Steering
Group
and
Coordinating
Group
 Brussels,
Belgium,
16­17
October
2010
 Academy

Athens,
Greece,
29­31
October
2010


European
Scout
Committee


Geneva,
Switzerland,
12­14
November
2010


Co‐ordinators
Briefing
Weekend

Geneva,
Switzerland,
11­12
December
2010


Joint
Network
Meeting
of
Guide
and
Scout
 representatives
 Bucharest,
Romania,
17­19
December
2010
 Europe‐Africa
and
Europe‐Eurasia
contact
meetings
 Curitiba,
Brazil,
9
January
2011
 World
Scout
Conference

Curitiba,
Brazil,
10­14
January
2011


Financial
crisis
and
external
funding

The
financial
crisis
is
having
a
negative
impact
on
our
 classical
revenues.
One
way
to
tackle
this
is
to
systematically
 seek
external
funding.
Even
though
we
cannot
be
successful
 with
every
application,
the
results
have
been
positive:
in
the
 year
since
July
2010
we
have
received
over
EUR
250,000
in
 external
grants,
and
the
total
amount
obtained
since
2008
is
 above
EUR
500,000.
This
money
is
not
on
the
accounts
of
the
 Region;
it
has
benefited
the
NSOs
in
the
form
of
travel
grants
 to
regional
events
and
our
partnerships
with
other
Regions
 have
benefited
too.
As
an
additional
benefit,
application
 deadlines
encourage
earlier
planning
of
seminars
and
events.



• • • • • • • • • • • • •

External
Relations
and
Funding
Core
Group

Cologne,
Germany,
4­6
February
2011


Steering
Group
and
Coordinating
Group

Brussels,
Belgium,
12­13
February
2011
 Brussels,
Belgium,
25­27
February
2011


Partnerships
with
other
Regions
Working
Group
 Visit
to
France


Paris,
France,
5­6
March
2011


European
Scout
Committee

Brussels,
Belgium,
11­13
March
2011


Future
of
the
EU
budget

The
EU’s
current
budget
framework
expires
in
2013
and
the
 next
one
will
be
decided
in
the
coming
months
by
the
 Member
states
and
the
European
Parliament.
Due
to
the
 crisis,
each
part
of
the
budget
is
under
strict
re‐assessment.
 This
is
a
critical
period
for
our
advocacy:
success
or
failure
 now
will
have
an
impact
until
2020.
Together
with
other
 youth
organizations
and
the
European
Youth
Forum,
we
are
 working
to
ensure
that
funding
is
available
for
Scouting
also
 in
the
future.


North‐South
Network

Rome,
Italy,
18­20
March
2011


Visit
to
France


Paris,
France,
22­25
April
2011


Steering
Group

Turku,
Finland,
14­15
May
2011


Visit
to
Albania

Tirana,
Albania,
21­22
May
2011


Euro‐Arab
Meeting


Algiers,
Algeria,
25­28
May
2011


External
Relations
and
Funding
Core
Group

Bari,
Italy,
4­5
June
2011


European
Scout
Committee


Kandersteg,
Switzerland,
17­19
June
2011


Contact
countries

• Albania,
Croatia,
France,
Italy,
Monaco,
and
San
Marino


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Scout
Committee



Annual
Review
2010‐2011


Petr
‘Permi’
Vanek

Permi
says…

As
a
starting
year
of
a
triennium,
this
past
year
was
a
busy
 and
challenging
one.
I
am
sure
the
two
years
to
follow
will
be
 no
less
busy
and
challenging,
however
in
some
aspects
the
 business
and
character
of
challenge
might
differ
in
the
close
 future.
For
me,
as
a
new
member
on
the
European
Scout
 Committee
this
year
meant
getting
to
grips
with
what
I
 expect
of
myself
and
what
others
expect
of
me.
Luckily,
these
 were
mostly
the
same
things.
 Only
a
few
weeks
after
the
Conference
in
Brussels,
I
got
 struck
by
the
numbers
of
motivated
volunteers
from
all
over
 Europe
that
offered
their
services
to
support
Scouting
 through
the
Region.
This
strongly
demonstrates
how
we
feel
 ‐
Region
not
being
here
“for
us”
but
being
simply
“us”.

 Being
in
touch
with
NSOs
shows
that
organizations
want
to
 contribute
to
the
Plan
of
the
Region
and
not
“only”
benefit
 from
it.
I
perceive
a
rising
determination
on
the
side
of
NSOs
 to
showcase
their
examples
of
good
practice
(and
there
are
 many!)
and
a
rising
determination
to
help
other
NSOs
to
 grow
in
both
quality
of
Scouting
and
numbers.
It
is
rewarding
 to
stand
in
a
place
where
we
can
support
these
efforts
and
it
 is
amazing
to
see
that
a
lot
of
this
is
happening
on
a
NSO
to
 NSO
basis.
Being
here
for
NSOs
has
been
a
very
rewarding
 part
of
my
agenda
as
a
Committee
member.
 Together
we
have
established
a
new
support
structure
for
 the
work
of
the
Region
and
it
has
already
proved
useful.
With
 more
time
spent
by
individual
volunteers
on
working
and
 core
groups
I
believe
we
will
benefit
from
the
overlap
of
 individual
involvements
even
more.

 This
was
a
starting
year.
We
do
have
things
that
should
be
 improved
and
improved
they
will
be.
There
is
an
amazing
 potential
in
Scouting
(and
for
Scouting)
in
Europe.
I
am
 looking
forward
to
the
time
that
is
left
until
we
all
meet
next
 time
in
Berlin
in
less
than
two‐year’s
time.
I
am
positive
we
 will
have
achieved
the
goal
we
set
ourselves
at
the
beginning
 of
the
triennium.
And
even
some
we
will
set
ourselves
along
 the
way.


Duties
and
responsibilities

• • • Member,
European
Scout
Committee

 Member,
Youth
Empowerment
Working
Group
 Member,
Educational
Methods
Core
Group



Meetings
and
missions


European
Scout
Committee

Brussels,
Belgium,
27­29
August
2010


• • •

Field
visit
to
Bulgaria

Sofia,
Bulgaria,
22­24
October
2010


Youth
Empowerment
Working
Group
 Geneva,
Switzerland,
25­27
February
2011
 Co‐ordinators
Briefing
Weekend

Geneva,
Switzerland,
11­12
December
2010


World
Scout
Conference

Curitiba,
Brazil,
10­14
January
2011


• • • •

European
Scout
Committee

Brussels,
Belgium,
11­13
March
2011


ONE
Programme
Seminar
(Scouting
Ireland)
 Larch
Hill,
Ireland,
29
April
–
1
May
2011
 Field
Visit
to
Liechtenstein

Vaduz,
Liechtenstein,
7
May
2011


European
Scout
Committee

Kandersteg,
Switzerland,
17­19
June
2011


Contact
countries

• 
 Bulgaria,
Estonia,
Ireland,
Liechtenstein,
Norway,
 Portugal,
Turkey
and
the
United
Kingdom


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 European
Scout
Committee



Annual
Review
2010‐2011


Working
Groups


Volunteering
Working
Group
(VWG)

The
VWG
has
been
operating
since
January
2011.
Its
 members
are:
Pavel
Trantina
(coordinator,
Czech
Republic),
 Roberta
Vincini
(Italy),
Jo
Deman
(Belgium),
Claude
Frantzen
 (Luxembourg),
Jukka
Tulivuori
(Finland).
It
is
supported
by
 Christian
Loste‐Ramos
(ESC),
Milutin
Milosevic
and
Nicolò
 Pranzini
(both
ERO).

 At
its
first
meeting
in
Brussels
during
the
weekend
of
25‐27
 February
2011
members
of
the
Volunteering
Working
Group
 discussed
in
depth
the
actions
needed
for
fulfilling
the
 European
Scout
Plan
2010‐2013
in
their
area
of
 responsibility.
But
the
main
part
was
devoted
to
detailed
 planning
of
the
Volunteering
Event,
held
just
a
month
later.


 It
was
held
in
Istanbul,
Turkey
from
24‐29
March
2011,
 under
the
heading
"Volunteering
in
Youth
NGOs:
Citizens
in
 action"
and
gathered
44
participants
and
Planning
team
 members
from
21
associations
from
19
countries.
The
event
 was
a
very
valuable
opportunity
to
share
information
about
 the
state
of
volunteering
in
the
different
participating
NSOs
 and
countries,
to
update
on
the
developments
and
 achievements
of
the
2011
European
Year
of
Volunteering
and
 to
inform
about
European
opportunities
and
resources.
 Participants
had
the
opportunity
to
analyse
the
way
 volunteers
are
managed
in
their
organisations
with
the
aim
 to
ensure
that
there
is
the
supportive
environment
that
will
 maximise
their
experience
in
volunteering,
as
well
as
to
 discuss
an
external
relations
approach
to
better
profile
of
 volunteering
and
its
recognition.

Besides
many
informative
 sessions,
exchanges
of
best
practices
etc.,
this
event
served
 for
detailed
mapping
of
the
situation
in
individual
NSOs
and
 their
countries.
With
such
an
overview
we
can
start
to
offer
 tailor‐made
support.
Updated
information
about
the
Event
as
 well
as
all
the
documents
are
at
the
address
 http://volunteering.scouthub.org/
 The
European
Year
of
Volunteering
2011
has
been
one
of
the
 highlights
of
our
work.
Scouts
and
Guides
were
one
of
the
 first
and
leading
forces
behind
the
process
resulting
in
 having
the
year
devoted
to
this
core
value
of
our
movement
–
 and
we
are
doing
our
best
to
bring
practical
outcomes
visible
 even
at
the
local
level.
We
are
represented
in
five
out
of
six
 working
groups
of
the
EYV
2011
Alliance
and
play
an
active
 role,
attend
all
the
events
and
conferences
and
take
part
in
 drafting
proposals.
 The
Volunteering
Working
Group
met
for
the
second
time
 over
the
weekend
of
10‐12
June
2011
in
the
Regional
AGESCI
 headqaurters,
in
Bologna,
Italy.
The
group
discussed
follow
 up
of
the
Volunteering
Event,
The
Volunteering
Convention
 to
be
organised
in
September
by
the
European
Youth
Forum,
 the
EYV
2011
Alliance
Policy
Paper
and
the
future
of
the
 partnership
on
volunteering
in
Europe
and
plans
for
the
 future,
with
the
special
attention
to
the
needs
expressed
by
 the
participants
of
the
Volunteering
Event
held
last
March
in
 Istanbul,
Turkey.
We
have
started
to
respond
to
them,
the
 first
tailored
made
support
is
being
organized
for
September
 2011.

 Recognition
of
competences
acquired
through
Scouting
is
 one
of
the
key
issues
today
in
several
national
Scout
 associations
across
Europe.
Scouting
Netherland
gained
 support
from
the
Youth
in
Action
programme
to
lead
a
 project
that
involves
associations
from
Belgium,
Czech
 Republic,
Denmark,
France,
Netherlands,
Portugal,
Slovenia
 and
Spain.
WOSM
and
WAGGGS
European
Regions
are
 supporting
the
project
providing
expert
support
if
and
when
 needed.
WOSM
has
provided
the
cofunding
through
the
 Partnership
Fund.
KFUM
Denmark
hosted
the
first
meeting
of
 the
project
managers
from
all
involved
countries,
from
27
to
 29
May
2011
in
Copenhagen
with
our
presence.

 Besides
that,
we
have
prepared
an
English
translation
of
a
 very
handy
self‐evaluation
tool
developed
by
Scouts
et
 Guides
de
France
„Valorise‐toi“
and
ran
successfully
around
 25
workshops
for
the
IST
members
during
the
22nd
World
 Scout
Jamboree
in
Sweden.
The
tool,
together
with
training
 notes,
will
shortly
be
made
available
to
all
NSOs.
 Pavel
Trantina,
 Coordinator,
VWG


Growth
through
Quality
Working
Group
(GQWG)

The
main
task
of
the
Growth
through
Quallity
Working
Group
 (GQWG)
is
to
provide
guidance
and
tailored
support
to
 NSOs/NSAs
on
the
theme
of
Growth
through
Quality
and
to
 act
as
an
advisory
body
to
the
European
Scout
Committee
in
 matters
related
to
Growth
through
Quality.
The
GQWG
 should
implement
the
WOSM
objectives
on
this
theme
and
 the
joint
objectives
with
WAGGGS.
 The
group
had
its
first
meetings
in
February
(with
colleagues
 from
WAGGGS)
and
in
March,
where
it
discussed
the
 milestones
for
the
implementation
of
the
Growth
through
 Quality
part
of
the
Regional
Scout
Plan
keeping
the
Key
 Performance
and
Impact
Indicators
in
mind,
and
the
sharing
 of
responsibilities
within
the
group.


Communication
with
NSOs/NSAs

We
started
with
identifying
areas
where
it
was
felt
needed
to
 collect
additional
data
in
order
to
successfully
deliver
 support
to
NSOs/NSAs.
Data
has
been
collected
through
 different
means,
country
contacts,
Needs
and
Strength
 Analysis,
surveys
etc.
Data
will
be
analised
further
in
the
 coming
weeks
and
months.
 Encouragement
to
NSOs/NSAs
to
share
their
success
stories
 with
the
rest
of
the
Region
has
been
published
on
 EuroScoutInfo.com
and
a
number
of
their
stories
have
been
 received
and
published
online.



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Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


To
identify
and
understand
the
current
situation
with
 retention
of
young
people
and
retention
processes
in
 NSOs/NSAs
as
well
as
identifying
opportunities
for
 improving
it,
an
online
survey
on
the
subject
is
now
being
 conducted
through
EuroScoutInfo.com.
Local
Scout
Leaders
 are
asked
to
fill
out
the
short
questionnaire.


“Embracing
Change”
is
also
involved
with
joint
objectives.
 Discussions
were
therefore
initiated
with
the
respective
 working
group
from
WAGGGS
and
the
objectives
were
set.

 The
Joint
Working
Group
on
Embracing
Change
will
be
 present
at
the
Academy
in
October
2011.
The
Group
will
 deliver
the
workshop
"The
impact
of
modern
 communications
on
Scouting
and
Guiding.
An
overview
of
 what
electronic
tools
are
available
will
be
provided
as
well
as
 how
different
organisations
are
using
them
and
what
effects
 this
is
having
on
Scouting
and
Guiding."

 Furthermore,
a
cooperation
with
the
Overture
Network
of
 the
European
Region
is
being
sought,
together
with
the
Joint
 Committee,
in
order
to
implement
activities
needed
to
 achieve
the
Joint
Objective
“Embracing
Change”.
Activities
 and
actions
that
may
be
taken
up
by
the
Overture
Network
to
 support
this
objective
will
be
further
discussed.
 Work
has
started
regarding
membership
management
 systems.
There
has
been
interest
in
the
membership
 registration
software
and
the
Working
Group
has
been
in
 contact
with
particular
NSOs
who
are
exploring
the
features
 of
the
software.
Membership
data
are
being
studied
and
an
 executive
summary
is
being
prepared
linking
the
 membership
data
with
the
strategic
planning.

 A
second
Round
Table
on
Internet
Systems
is
being
 organised
in
2012;
hot
topics,
including
Content
Management
 Systems
and
membership
registration
systems,
will
be
 discussed.
 Within
the
framework
of
the
rapidly
progressing
world,
the
 need
of
developing
approaches
to
include
young
people
from
 different
backgrounds
constantly
increases.
Research
is
 being
performed
assisting
the
Working
Group
to
fulfill
the
 task.
Surveys
from
the
European
Commission
are
being
 studied
which
offer
different
views
on
the
present
attitudes
 of
youth
in
the
present
European
Society
as
well
as
 information
on
the
trends
and
the
current
interests
of
young
 people
from
the
Council
of
Europe
that
offer
a
different
and
 larger
perspective
(including
countries
of
the
Eurasia
Scout
 Region).
Meanwhile,
a
review
on
existing
documents
related
 to
the
promotion,
development
and
implementation
of
 equality
and
diversity
policies
is
ongoing.
 The
Working
Group
also
encourages
the
acquisition,
the
 consolidation
and
the
protection
of
adequate
resources
of
 NSOs
through
a
long
term
strategic
planning
and
having
 action
plans
securing
financial,
human
and
other
resources.
 The
analysis
of
this
issue
just
started.
 There
still
remains
a
lot
to
be
done
in
the
area
of
Embracing
 Change…
and
to
close
this
report
we
would
like
to
quote
a
 from
an
article
of
a
financial
newspaper:
“In
the
industry
 world,
markets
are
very
rewarding
of
innovators
over
time
and
 are
very
punishing
of
those
who
do
the
same
things
over
and
 over.
In
almost
any
industry,
the
ones
that
survive
in
the
long
 term
are
those
who
are
assessing
‘what
if?’
and
how
they
might
 have
to
retool
and
revamp
their
enterprise
if
conditions
 change,
even
at
the
height
of
their
success.
It
may
fly
in
the
face
 of
conventional
wisdom.
But
when
you
are
successful
and


Tailored
Support

Two
requests
for
Tailored
Support
have
been
received
on
 topics
related
to
Growth
through
Quality
(from
Greece
and
 Lithuania)
and
the
countries
in
question
have
been
contacted
 about
their
request
to
clarify
their
requirements
so
that
the
 best
consultation
can
be
provided.



Joint
Work
with
WAGGGS

The
Joint
Working
Group
met
in
February
when
initial
steps
 in
the
joint
work
were
taken.
A
joint
event
on
Growth
 through
Quality,
”JUMP”,
will
be
held
in
Denmark
in
April
 2012,
and
planning
is
currently
under
way.
A
funding
 application
to
the
EU
was
made
and
the
related
call
for
 partnership
agreements
from
NSOs
/
MOs
was
very
 successful.
An
answer
on
the
funding
application
is
still
 pending.
 The
main
theme
for
the
Academy
2011
will
be
Growth
 through
Quality
and
the
Joint
GQWG
has
suggested
a
number
 of
topics
for
workshops.
We
are
preparing
four
workshops
 for
this
event.
The
topics
being:
 Strategic
planning
for
growth,
locally
and
nationally
 Recruitment,
management
and
retention
of
adults
 Renewing
and
reviewing
the
programme
to
recruit
and
 retain
members
 Promotion
of
existing
toolkits
on
Growth
and
Quality
 and
training
in
using
those


Additional
suggestions
for
workshop
sessions
were
made
on
 other
topics
related
to
the
theme
and
all
Working
Groups
and
 Core
Groups
were
encouraged
to
consider
the
main
theme
of
 the
event
when
preparing
their
sessions.
 Hulda
S.
Guðmundsdóttir,
 Coordinator,
GQWG


Embracing
Change
Working
Group
(ECWG)

The
challenge
for
organisations
like
WOSM
to
respond
and
 adapt
to
the
critical
juncture
of
the
civil
rights
generation,
 which
in
turn
explains
the
subsequent
divergence
in
 membership
patterns,
as
well
as
the
technical
innovation
 which
should
be
reflected
in
the
organisation’s
everyday
 work
is
the
main
role
of
the
Embracing
Change
Working
 Group
(ECWG).
Embracing,
adapting
the
above
aspects
and
 trying
to
have
Scouting
ready
to
anticipate
change
is
the
main
 goal
of
the
Working
Group.
 The
starting
point
of
the
group
was
to
analyse
the
concept
of

 “embracing
change”,
to
go
through
the
objectives
of
the
 Working
Group
and
have
a
brainstorming
session
regarding
 the
actions
that
would
need
to
be
followed
in
order
to
fulfill
 the
objectives.
All
members
of
the
Working
Group
were
 assigned
specific
tasks
having
the
Regional
Scout
Plan
as
a
 reference.


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Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


become
blind
to
other
ways
of
thinking,
that’s
when
you’re
at
 your
most
vulnerable.
To
survive,
you
must
change”.
 Christos
Hatzidiamandis,
 Member,
ECWG


We
are
also
concerned
in
following
the
work
being
done
 within
the
ROLIS
[recognition
of
leaning
in
Scouting]
project,
 run
by
several
NSOs,
in
particular
concerning
issues
related
 to
youth
empowerment.
 In
April,
we
were
present
with
a
small
workshop
at
Paris
 d’Avenir,
a
Rover
activity
organised
by
Scouts
et
Guides
de
 France.
 Pedro
Duarte
Silva,
 Coordinator,
YEWG


Youth
Empowerment
Working
Group
(YEWG)

The
mission
of
the
Youth
Empowerment
Working
Group
is
to
 enhance
and
promote
youth
empowerment
as
having
a
key
 role
on
the
Scout
method
and
Scout
life,
as
well
as
promoting
 the
relevance
of
its
priority
in
the
agenda
at
country
and
at
 Regional
level.
This
should
be
achieved
by
promoting
the
 concept
and
the
approach
it
requires,
providing
advice,
 support
and
guidance
to
NSOs/NSAs
and
to
the
European
 Scout
Committee,
producing
the
relevant
documents,
tools
 and
training
schemes,
and
–
the
last,
but
not
the
least
–
 promoting
the
share
and
visibility
of
the
immense
quantity
of
 good
practice
concerning
youth
empowerment
we
can
 observe
within
the
Region’s
NSOs/NSAs.
 The
first
task
for
this
Working
Group
was
to
set
out
a
 definition
for
what
is
meant
by
Youth
Empowerment
in
a
 Scouting
context
and
to
document
a
model,
which
could
be
 used
as
a
reference
for
work
in
this
area.
 According
to
our
view,
Youth
Empowerment
refers
“to
 promoting
and
giving
tools
to
empower
young
people
for
life,
 through
both
youth
participation
and
youth
involvement,
to
 preparing
and
giving
tools
to
adults
in
Scouting
so
that
they
 can
achieve
the
mission,
and
to
involving
(giving
room
and
 enabling)
both
adults
and
young
adults
in
the
governance
of
 the
Movement”.
 Youth
Empowerment
is,
though,
transversal
to
all
we
do
in
 Scouting,
and
it
is
present
and
important
in
the
following
 areas:
 Youth
Programme
 Adult
Resources
 Organisational
Development


Partnerships
with
other
Regions
Working
Group
 (PRWG)

Members:
Sylvain
Barthe
(SGDF,
France),
Marion
Karali
 (Greece),
Ana
Isabel
Silva
(CNE,
Portugal),
Matthias
Gerth
 (MSdS,
Switzerland),
Matthew
Paiton
(TSA,
UK),
Esben
 Holager
(DDS,
Denmark).
 With
“Partnerships
with
other
Regions”
as
one
of
the
new
 objectives
of
the
Region,
our
task
was
first
to
have
a
common
 knowledge
on
partnerships
practice
in
Europe.
Then
we
 elaborated
an
action
plan
and
organised
the
working
group
 in
order
for
us
to
be
able
to
maintain
a
regular
and
close
 contact
with
the
Arab,
Africa
and
Eurasia
Regions,
which
had
 been
identified
as
the
three
focal
Regions
for
the
work
of
the
 European
Region.
 Strong
links
with
some
Regions
have
existed
for
a
long
 time,
with
dedicated
fora
for
exchange
and
dialogue
 already
in
place.
The
Working
Group
therefore
 participated
in
the
organisation
of
the
9th
Euro‐Arab
 Meeting
in
Algiers
and
facilitated
two
workshops:
one
 on
the
“World
Scout
Environment
Programme”
and
 another
on
“Guidelines
for
Youth
Exchange”.
This
was
a
 good
opportunity
to
identify
and
enhance
knowledge
of
 the
main
existing
partnerships
between
the
European
 and
Arab
Regions.
 In
November
2011,
the
2nd
Europe‐Eurasia
Meeting
 will
take
place
and
again,
the
Working
Group
is
 involved
in
the
planning
process
in
an
effort
to
bring
 strong
inputs
on
partnerships
and
youth
exchanges.
 A
decision
was
taken
to
reinforce
the
North‐South
 Network
of
the
European
Region
and
to
make
it
really
 the
place
where
the
European
Region
and
its
NSOs
can
 not
only
share
experiences
of
existing
partnerships,
but
 also
develop
new,
bi‐
or
multilateral
partnerships.
 Subsequently,
the
Working
Group
will
now
play
a
 leading
role
in
the
planning
and
organisation
of
the
 Network’s
Spring
Meeting,
while
the
Autumn
Meeting
 remains
the
responsibility
of
the
Network.
This
model
 was
put
in
place
and
the
first
‘new’
Spring
Meeting
took
 place
in
Rome,
Italy,
in
March
2011.

 During
that
meeting,
the
role
of
the
Working
Group
 within
the
Network
and
specific
objectives
were
 discussed
and
identified.
The
position
of
Europe‐Africa
 liaison
officer
was
presented,
who
introduced
the
 Region’s
UNGUVU
project;
objectives
of
a
potential
 follow‐up
application
were
also
discussed.
 The
Working
Group
also
seized
the
opportunity
to
do
a
 mapping
exercise
of
existing
expertise
within
the
 Network,
which
could
be
built
on
during
the
current


A
EuroScoutDoc
on
youth
empowerment,
defining
the
 concept
and
explaining
its
relevance
and
our
approach
is
 currently
being
prepared
and
will
be
published
soon.
 A
specific
questionnaire
on
youth
empowerment,
on
how
it
is
 viewed
within
each
NSO
and
on
how
NSOs
implement
it,
is
 under
preparation,
in
order
to
get
an
overview
of
the
theme
 at
regional
level
and
collect
good
practices.
 We
are
preparing
a
reference
online
library
on
youth
 empowerment
where
relevant
documents
and
tools
will
be
 available,
as
well
as
examples
of
good
practices
at
country
 level.
It
is
hoped
that
the
first
version
of
this
reference
library
 will
be
available
in
the
next
few
months.
 Concerning
communication
and
dissemination,
we
are
 currently
working
to
improve
the
youth
empowerment
area
 on
EuroScoutInfo.
 To
contribute
to
the
conclusion
of
the
Agora
manual
is
one
of
 our
current
tasks.
 We
are
preparing
three
workshops
for
the
Academy:
“Is
 Youth
Empowerment
present
in
the
Youth
Programme?”,
 “Empowering
young
people
to
participate
in
the
Movement
 governance
and
representation”,
and
“Mentoring
and
 Coaching”.
 -

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14
‐
 European
Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


triennium.
 The
Working
Groupd
has
already
started
planning
a
 partnerships
event
in
Paris
in
March
2012.
 The
promotion
of
good
practices
in
terms
of
 partnerships
as
well
as
of
events
in
other
Regions
was
 done
through
the
euroscoutinfo.com
and
contributed
 to
an
increase
of
the
number
of
exchanges
between
the
 European,
Arab,
Africa
and
Eurasia
Regions.
 The
UNGUVU
project
was
executed
according
to
plan
 during
the
year
2010‐2011.
It
was
a
major
step
in
the


development
of
new
multilateral
projects
between
 European
NSOs
and
African
NSOs.
The
development
 and
promotion
of
relevant
educational
material
is
 ongoing.
 First
requests
of
tailored
support
arrived
and
the
 Working
Group
elaborated
a
dedicated
plan
for
each
 request.



 


Sylvain
Barthe
 Coordinator,
PRWG

‐
15
‐
 European
Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


Core
Groups


Educational
Methods
Core
Group

Members:
Tadej
Pugelj
(ZTS,
Slovenia),
Roberta
Vincini
 (AGESCI,
Italy),
Giedre
Markuckaite
(LS,
Lithuania),
Mary
 Scriven
(SI,
Ireland),
Milena
Pecarski
(ZIS,
Serbia),
Marion
 Karali
(SHP,
Greece),
Jordi
Ferrer
(ASDE,
Spain),
Jukka
 Tulivuori
(GSF,
Finland),
Ib
Jammer
(VCP,
Germany),
Jon
 Ingvar
Bragasson
(BIS,
Iceland),
Esben
Holager
(DDS,
 Denmark)
–
supported
by
Petr
Vanek
and
Christian
Loste
 Ramos
(European
Scout
Committee)
and
Milutin
Milosevic
 and
Radu
Stinghe
(WSB
–
European
Regional
Office)
 EMCG’s
unique
composition
(with
twice
as
many
members
as
 the
other
Core
Groups)
raised
additional
challenges
in
trying
 to
fix
a
meeting
date
suitable
for
everyone.
Consequently,
the
 group’s
first
meeting
was
scheduled
only
in
September
2011.

 However,
the
members
of
the
group
have
been
keeping
in
 contact,
updated
each
other
on
the
relevant
developments
of
 their
respective
working
groups
and
contributed
to
the
 development
of
the
Regional
Plan
into
a
set
of
actions.
 Moreover,
the
current
projects
in
connection
to
Educational
 Methods
(the
European
Scout
Voluntary
Programme,
Lands
 of
Adventure,
Roverway,
etc.)
have
been
closely
followed
up.
 A
number
of
Tailored
Support
requests
(on
youth
 programme
and/or
adult
resources)
have
also
been
dealt
 with
by
members
of
the
group.
 The
main
objective
of
the
work
of
the
group
in
the
near
 future
is
the
delivery
of
the
7th
European
Forum
on
Youth
 Programme
and
Adult
Resources
in
2012
–
the
main
 “meeting
point”
of
the
triennium
for
leaders
working
on
 educational
methods
at
national
level
in
Europe.

 Other
areas
of
interest
for
the
members
of
the
group
are
the
 development
of
an
e‐Learning
platform
at
European
level,
the
 design
and
promotion
of
a
series
of
tools
on
the
elements
of
 the
Scout
Method,
review
the
European
programme
 frameworks
of
“Lands
of
Adventure”,
“rovernet.eu”
and
 “ESVP”
as
well
continuing
the
cooperation
with
the
World
 level
in
the
continuous
promotion
and
development
of
the
 Scouts
of
the
World
programme.
 Tadej
Pugelj,
 Coordinator,
EMCG
 based
upon
a
strategic
vision
that
evolves
with
society
and
 focuses
on
the
Mission
of
Scouting”.
 Organisational
Development
disciplines
may
be
summarised
 as
follows:

 • • Developing
Vision
and
Strategy.
 As
described
in
the
Strategic
Planning
Kit
(WOSM).
 Designing
an
effective
organisation.
 Creating
processes,
roles
and
responsibilites,
job
 specifications,
performance
indicators,
quality
 measurements.
 Managing
and
controlling
successful
projects.

 Agreeing
scope,
creating
work
plans,
measuring
 progress,
reporting
progress
and
status,
risk
 management,
closing
the
project
successfully
and
 learning
for
the
next
time.
 Governance
and
decision­making.
 Structures
&
processes
to
ensure
that
the
organisation
 successfully
delivers
on
its
mission
and
strategic
plans.
 Financial
planning
and
management.
 Processes
and
tools
to
ensure
finances
are
used
 efficiently
to
support
the
organisation’s
mission
and
 strategic
plans.
 Measuring
and
improving
quality
in
Scouting.
 Processes
and
tools
to
ensure
finances
are
used
 efficiently
to
support
the
organisation’s
mission
and
 strategic
plans.
 Managing
change
in
an
organisation.
 Preparing
people
for
changes
in
the
organisation
and
 setting
it
up
so
that
the
change
will
be
successful.
 Managing
and
supporting
leaders
of
change
 (volunteer
and
paid).
 Applying
the
Adults
in
Scouting
approach
to
senior
 volunteers
and
to
paid
staff.
 Openness
and
learning
in
the
organisation.
 How
learning
can
occur
across
the
entire
organisation,
 how
lessons
learned
by
some
can
be
shared
with
others,
 how
we
can
bring
about
continuous
improvements
in
 our
approach
and
how
we
can
avoid
repeating
errors
 unnecessarily.
 Preparing
and
implementing
an
effective
 communications
strategy.
 What,
Why,
How,
When
and
to
Whom
‐
Considering
 each
of
the
stakeholders
and
the
nature
of
the
 communication
which
would
be
effective
and
useful
to
 them.


Organisational
Development
Core
Group

The
role
of
the
Organisational
Development
Core
Group
is
to
 provide
advice,
support
and
guidance
to
NSOs/NSAs
and
to
 the
European
Scout
Committee
about
having
an
effective
 organisation
at
country
and
at
Regional
level.
 The
first
task
for
our
Core
Group
was
to
set
out
a
definition
 for
what
is
meant
by
Organisational
Development
in
a
 Scouting
context
and
to
document
a
model,
which
can
be
 used
as
a
reference
for
work
in
this
area.
 We
have
defined
Organisational
Development
this
way:
 “Organisational
development
(OD)
is
a
planned
effort
to
make
 an
organisation
more
effective
and
sustainable
by
involving
 the
people
of
the
organisation
in
a
change
process
which
is


We
sent
a
notification
to
International
Commissioners
in
May
 and
the
definition
and
model
were
published
in
 Euro.Scout.Info
and
Europak
in
June.
 We
have
recruited
some
people
from
the
ESR
Resource
Pool
 to
help
us
to
identify
suitable
materials
that
NSOs/NSAs
can
 use
to
help
them
with
each
of
the
Organisational
 Development
Disciplines.
It
is
hoped
that
the
first
version
of
 this
reference
library
will
be
available
in
the
next
few
 months.

 We
have
prepared
a
tool
for
analysing
the
returns
from
the
 Needs
and
Strengths
survey
and
we
have
shared
this
with
the
 European
Scout
Committee
and
the
staff.



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16
‐
 European
Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


We
are
preparing
a
short
workshop
on
the
Organisational
 Development
Model
for
the
Academy
and
we
will
also
 facilitate
a
session
there
on
the
theme
of
“Turning
strategy
 into
action”.
 We
have
started
working
on
a
weekend
workshop
about
 Organisational
Development,
which
will
be
run
in
March
 2012.

 We
have
progressed
all
four
of
the
requests
for
Tailored
 Support
which
were
referred
to
our
Core
Group:
 The
UK
is
providing
some
materials
and
direct
support
 to
Greece
 A
specialist
from
the
Resource
Pool
has
started
work
 with
the
Scout
Associations
in
Catalonia
(Spain)
 We
have
contacted
Ireland
about
their
request
and
 they
are
keeping
us
informed
about
their
own
process
 up
to
the
point
where
we
can
offer
real
help


 The
Country
Contact
person
is
working
with
Lithuania
 to
help
them
to
clarify
their
requirement


youth
organisations
in
Europe,
or
our
contribution
to
the
 structured
dialogue
with
policy
decision‐makers.
 On
the
other
hand,
our
equally
important
area
of
work
is
to
 provide
the
Region
and
NSOs/NSAs
with
support
and
 guidance
in
the
field
of
external
relations
and
funding.
In
this
 respect
our
major
goal
is
to
provide
NSOs/NSAs
with
 assistance
in
strengthening
civil
society
at
local,
regional
and
 national
levels,
in
particular
by
encouraging
NSOs
to
 participate
in
the
creation
and
development
of
National
 Youth
Councils.
 Each
of
the
five
main
priorities
areas
of
the
Regional
Scout
 Plan
has
external
relations
implications
by
either
requiring
 expertise
and/or
resources
of
external
actors,
e.g.
regarding
 general
trends
relating
to
young
people
and
adults,
their
 social
environment
and
patterns
of
participation
and
 communication;
but
also
regarding
existing
quality
 frameworks
of
non‐formal
education
and
their
 implementation
for
our
youth
programmes.
 In
the
first
eight
months
of
our
mandate,
the
Core
Group,
 with
the
support
of
external
representatives
and
the
Office,
 has
achieved
the
following
targets
in
the
areas
of:
 Maintaining
WOSM’s
presence
and
contact
with
 external
partners
as
an
elected
Board
Member
of
the
 European
Youth
Forum
2011‐2012
(Falko
Mohrs,
VCP,
 Germany),
and
with
experts
in
the
working
structures
 of
the
Forum
(Marcio
Barcelos,
CNE,
Portugal,
Claire
Le
 Moigne,
SGDF,
France,
and
Radu
Seuche,
ONCR,
 Romania),
as
well
as
in
the
Advisory
Council
(Loreta
 Senkute,
Lithuanian
Scouting,
later
replaced
by
Sandu
 Coica,
ANSM,
Moldova);
 Strengthening
the
cooperation
among
Europe‐Eurasia
 Scout
representatives
in
relevant
organisations
and
 institutions
by
organizing
a
Europe‐Eurasia
Study
 Session
“Tell
The
Story!”
in
Budapest,
February
2011
 and
appointing
Sandu
Coica
from
Moldova
as
WOSM
 representative
on
the
Advisory
Council
of
the
Council
 of
Europe;
 Empowering
and
supporting
young
people
to
 participate
in
decision‐making
processes
that
affect
 them
through
involvement
into
the
broader
debate
on
 youth
rights
(March
2011),
training
for
external
 representatives
(June
2011,
Brussels);
 Networking
with
international
non‐governmental
 organisations
by
organising
informal
meeting
on
the
 occasion
of
Founder’s
Day
to
promote
the
value
of
 Scouting
and
discuss
issues
of
common
interest.


-

Maeliosa
‘Milly’
DeBuitlear
 Coordinator,
ODCG


External
Relations
and
Funding
Core
Group

Members:
Olga
Berg
(DPSG,
Germany),
Jo
Deman
(SGV,
 Belgium),
Ana
Isabel
Silva
(CNE,
Portugal),
Gregoire
Mages
 (SGDF,
France),
Radu
Seuche
(ONCR,
Romania),
Mariana
 Fragkou
(SHP,
Greece),
Matthew
Paiton
(TSA,
UK).
 As
the
name
of
our
Core
Group
suggests,
there
are
two
major
 fields
of
work
we
are
responsible
for:
external
relations
and
 funding.
Taking
into
consideration
the
significance
of
funding
 in
the
current
structure,
it
is
mainly
dealt
with
by
the
 European
Regional
Office.
The
importance
of
sustainability
of
 efforts
in
the
field
of
external
relations
is
very
high
and
that’s
 why
our
work
didn’t
start
anew
in
January
2011
but
rather
 continues
the
commitment
initiated
by
volunteers
during
the
 previous
triennium.
This
year,
the
European
Year
of
 Volunteering
is
marked
by
special
significance
to
us
as
Scouts
 in
Europe
because
we
have
a
chance
to
make
vivid
and
 celebrate
volunteering
by
highlighting
the
value
of
our
daily
 contribution.
That’s
why
all
our
contributions
and
emphasis
 is
put
on
promotion
and
recognition
of
the
value
of
 volunteering
in
Scouting.

 The
Regional
Scout
Plan
outlines
ambitious
goals
we
have
set
 to
achieve
in
our
work.
In
general,
they
emphasise
the
two‐ fold
nature
of
the
responsibility
put
on
the
Core
Group:
on
 the
one
hand,
to
represent
the
Movement
towards
relevant
 institutions,
partners,
stakeholders
and
at
events
on
the
 European
level
to
make
the
voice
of
more
than
1.5
million
 Scouts
in
Europe
heard.
For
example,
on
recognition
of
 Scouting,
in
particular
skills
and
knowledge
gained
through
 our
educational
programmes
as
young
people
and/or
 volunteers,
on
ensuring
a
sustainable
financial
framework
for


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-

-

Olga
Berg,
 Coordinator,
ERFCG
 


‐
17
‐
 European
Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


Finances


Marios
says…

Taking
up
a
key
role
in
the
financial
sector
of
our
 organisation
in
the
middle
of
this
turbulent
time
is
certainly
a
 challenge.
It
is
no
secret
that
the
Regional
income
from
its
 main
source
has
been
reduced
substantially
over
the
last
 couple
of
years
mainly
due
to
two
important
reasons:
 the
drop
in
the
values
of
the
financial
assets
and
 the
weakening
of
the
exchange
rate
of
the
USD
(the
 currency
of
our
main
source
of
income)
against
the
CHF
 (mainly)
and
the
EUR
(the
operating
expenditure
 currencies
of
our
set
up).
 It
is
important
of
course
to
maintain
and
improve
our
 financial
management
systems
and
controls,
by
introducing
 and
operating
closely
monitored
cash
budgets
to
ensure
that
 the
current
volatility
of
the
markets
have
a
minimum
impact
 on
our
performance
in
delivering
the
Region’s
service
to
 NSOs
and
NSAs.
This
has
to
be
within
the
moral
and
ethical
 parameters
of
our
Movement
and
of
course
within
the
careful
 consideration
of
our
role
in
this
process.
We
are
not
here
to
 invest
but
to
help
the
European
Scout
Committee
to
make
the
 right
decisions
on
how
to
manage
our
financial
resources.




 
 
 
 
 Marios
Christou
 Treasurer
 European
Scout
Region


What
we
need
therefore
is
a
strategy:
 to
maintain
(and
even
improve)
our
activity
level
with
 obvious
budget
constrains
and
 to
strengthen
the
diversification
of
our
income
sources
 developing
strategies
and
exploiting
opportunities
in
 Europe.



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‐
18
‐
 European
Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


European
Scout
Foundation


Jørgen
says…

In
the
year
under
review
we
have
had
a
turbulent
time.
And
 as
I
am
writing
this
report,
I
am
of
the
strong
opinion
that
 this
will
continue
in
the
years
to
come!
 The
European
Scout
Foundation
–
which
was
founded
nearly
 40
years
ago
–
has
one
aim:
to
help
European
Scouting
to
 grow/develop.
We
are
doing
this
in
a
number
of
ways,
where
 the
Friends
of
Scouting
in
Europe
(FOSE)
is
the
most
 successful
of
our
activities.
Some
400
personalities
are
FOSE
 (1/3
for
life
and
2/3
on
an
annual
basis),
and
close
to

 CHF
700,000
have
been
raised
over
the
years
within
this
 programme.
The
Friends
organise
an
annual
gathering,
 where
just
over
10%
of
them
meet
for
a
long
weekend
in
a
 Central
or
Eastern
European
member
country.
 Our
success
within
the
FOSE
framework
is
mainly
due
to
a
 Friends
oriented
policy
of
National
‐
and
International
–
 gatherings!
We
also
have
a
handful
of
very
skilled
and
good
 working
Super
Friends,
who
within
their
own
country
are
 key
promoters
of
the
Friends
of
Scouting
in
Europe.
 The
Friends
–
and
other
personalities
–
are
also
active
as
 “salesmen”
for
the
“small
projects”.
Small
projects
are
“hands
 on”
projects,
confinanced
by
the
Foundation
with
a
maximum
 amount
of
EUR
3,000
per
project.
Eligible
projects
are
usually
 implemented
at
group
level
and
will
have
been
accepted
by
 the
International
Commissioner,
as
well
as
the
Regional
 Director
of
the
European
Scout
Region.
We
believe
there
is
 “room”
for
more
small
projects,
and
welcome
applications
for
 projects
in
order
to
further
contribute
to
the
growing
of
 Scouting
in
Europe.
For
several
years,
we
have
only
been
 accepting
small
projects
from
Central
and
Eastern
Europe,
 and
this
policy
is
still
valid.
So
please,
help
us
to
help
you
by
 taking
a
look
at
our
website
at
http://fose.scouthub.org/.
 Our
Foundation
is
also
making
its
professional
knowledge
 awailable
by
investing
funds,
which
are
entrusted
to
the
ESF.
 As
more
and
more
National
Scout
Organisations
have
their
 own
National
Scout
Foundations,
we
do
see
ourselves
as
 their
“parners”
–
not
only
when
setting
up
new
National
 Scout
Foundations
–
but
also
as
they
develop.
 We
are
in
the
“business
of
money”
and
have
a
very
 transparent
economic
reporting,
which
enables
the
organs
of
 the
European
Scout
Foundation
to
have
the
best
possible
 insight
and
also
allows
us
to
share
relevant
information
with
 the
National
Scout
Organizations
on
an
annual
basis.
The
 Foundation
is
freed
from
Swiss
taxes
and
subject
to
regular
 “controls”
by
the
appropriate
authorities
of
the
Swiss
 Ministry
of
the
Interior.
 
 
 


Jørgen
G.
Rasmussen
 Chairman
 European
Scout
Foundation


‐
19
‐
 European
Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


World
Scout
Bureau
–
European
Regional
Office

David
says…

A
conference
year
is
always
a
busy
year
and
as
this
report
 begins
at
the
conclusion
of
20th
European
Scout
Conference
 and
includes
the
39th
World
Scout
Conference,
one
can
 assume
that
is
has
been
a
busy
year.

 While
the
European
Scout
Committee
began
the
process
of
 developing
the
Regional
Plan,
the
Regional
Staff
continued
to
 monitor
developments
to
ensure
that
service
would
 continue.

 At
the
beginning
of
September
we
lost
out
two
interns
who
 had
proved
most
valuable
in
the
run
up
to
the
European
 Conference.
We
thank
Nicolas
Ott
for
his
contribution
as
a
 non‐Scout,
and
welcomed
back
Tim
Watson
who
has
 supported
our
work
in
the
area
of
Development,
particularly
 the
Unguvu
Project
with
the
Africa
Region.

 Otherwise
in
the
Brussels
Office,
our
relations
with
the
 Council
of
Europe,
European
Commission,
European
 Parliament
and
other
organisations
including
the
European
 Youth
Forum
have
continued
to
develop,
and
we
were
happy
 to
have
Falko
Mohrs
elected
to
the
Bureau
of
the
Forum.
Alix
 Masson
supported
this
area
of
work
and
also
sought
to
see
 our
representation
extend
to
Concord
and
to
participation
in
 European
Development
Days.

 In
the
funding
area,
Nicolò
Pranzini,
working
with
Alix,
 continues
to
ensure
that
the
application
for
administrative
 funding
from
the
Youth
in
Action
programme
is
prepared
in
a
 timely
way,
and
that
the
reports
and
other
applications
for
 funding
are
made
either
directly
or
with
NSOs
and
other
 organisations.
Advice
to
other
Regions
is
disseminated
when
 opportunities
arise.

 In
the
area
of
direct
support,
Jordan
Bajraktarov
continues
to
 support
significant
Partnership
Fund
projects,
including
 guiding
applications,
monitoring
and
evaluation.
He
has
also
 supported
the
Operation
One
World
funded
participants
to
 the
World
Scout
Jamboree.
 The
important
area
of
communications
is
served
by
Mihajlo
 Atanackovic
through
maintenance
of
euroscoutinfo.com,
our
 new
information
blog,
and
through
maintenance
of
 scout.org/Europe
and
europak‐online.net.
 Rupert
Schildböck
contributes
to
the
communications
theme
 and
also
provides
direct
support
to
the
Regional
Scout
 Committee,
the
Working
and
Core
groups
and
individuals
in
 terms
of
logistical
support.
Rupert
supports
especially
the
 staging
and
follow‐up
of
Regional
Committee
meetings
as
 well
as
supporting
the
Regional
Director.

 Continuing
in
Geneva,
our
administration
and
finance
is
in
 the
hands
of
Annemarie
Khetib.
The
new
Internal
Control
 System
was
introduced
last
year
and
brings
an
added
burden
 of
documentation.
Annemarie
is
ably
assisted
by
Anne‐ Christine
Vogelsang
on
two
mornings
a
week.

 In
the
area
of
Educational
Methods,
much
time
has
been
 devoted
to
the
European
Year
of
Volunteering
by
Milutin
 Milosevic,
while
Radu
Stinghe
continues
to
support
the
area
 of
Youth
programme
and
is
the
IT
coordinator
for
the
 Regional
Office
as
well.
Replacing
Katrin
Kelly
whose
 contract
ended
in
September
2010,
Rose‐Marie
Henny
joined
 us
from
the
Swiss
Development
Agency
to
concentrate
on
the
 important
work
of
Organisational
Development
and
the
first
 manifestation
of
this
was
the
Needs
and
Strengths
Analysis
–
 have
you
completed
the
survey
for
your
NSO/NSA?
 A
majority
of
the
staff
participated
in
the
third
extended
 Executive
Directors’
Team
meeting
at
Kandersteg,
which
was
 an
opportunity
for
sharing
and
exchange
with
colleagues
 following
the
World
Scout
Conference.

 Trying
to
manage
the
expectations
of
the
NSOs,
the
 Committee
and
the
staff
team,
the
Regional
Director
has
 visited
a
number
of
NSOs,
has
assisted
on
constitutional
 issues
and
has
monitored
closely
the
developing
financial
 situation,
which
makes
our
lives
“interesting”.


 On
my
own
and
your
behalf,
I
say
a
huge
thank
you
to
my
 team
for
their
continued
commitment
to
this
great
game
of
 Scouting
in
the
past
year
and
looking
towards
the
future.

 
 
 
 David
McKee
 Regional
Director
 World
Scout
Bureau
–
European
Regional
Office
 


‐
20
‐
 European
Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


Resolutions
from
the
20th
European
Scout
Conference

Resolution
4/2010
 Resolution
8/2010


Regional
Scout
Plan
2010­2013
 • The
European
Scout
Plan
was
a
major
feature
of
the
 work
of
the
European
Scout
Committee
in
the
time
from
 the
Regional
Conference
until
the
formal
launch
of
the
 fully
developed
Plan
at
the
39th
World
Scout
Conference
 in
Brazil
in
January
2011.
Actions
have
included:
 Establishment
of
the
Working
Groups
and
Core
 Groups
with
an
initial
meeting
of
Coordinators
of
 these
Groups
to
develop
the
working
methods
 and
encourage
an
understanding
of
possible
 cross‐overs;
 Consultation
between
Committee,
Coordinators
 and
Regional
Staff
to
develop
the
full
content
of
 the
Plan,
including
designation
of
key
 performance
indicators
(KPIs);
 Launch
of
the
Regional
Scout
Plan
at
the
first
 European
Regional
Meeting
at
the
World
Scout
 Conference
on
10
January
and
follow‐up
 discussions
at
the
second
European
Regional
 Meeting
on
14
January
2011;
 Launch
of
the
Needs
and
Strengths
Analysis
in
 February
2011;
 Reporting
back
on
progress
following
each
 Regional
Scout
Committee
meeting;


Strengthening
and
Improving
Communication
in
the
 European
Region
 • The
European
Scout
Region
launched
euroscoutinfo.com
 as
a
means
of
creating
more
immediate
feedback
and
 sharing
of
information
in
January
2011.
 The
capacity
of
Associations
to
add
information
to
 euroscoutinfo.com,
including
sharing
of
best
practices
is
 currently
facilitated
through
the
Committee
Contact
 system
or
through
the
Regional
Office.
 Europak‐online.net
has
been
updated
and
now
includes
 different
subscription
possibilities.
 Regional
information
is
also
shared
through
facebook,
 twitter
and
other
social
media
platforms.
 Event
websites
continue
to
be
developed
to
facilitate
 better
communications
before,
during
and
after
the
 events.


• • •

-

-

Resolution
9/2010


Solidarity
with
Scouting
in
Other
Regions
 • Informal
meetings
were
arranged
between
delegates
 from
the
European
Region
and
delegates
from
the
Africa
 Region
and
between
delegates
from
the
Eurasia
Region
 during
the
World
Scout
Conference
in
Brazil
in
January
 2011.
 A
directory
of
projects
with
Africa
and
with
Eurasia
was
 commenced
at
these
meetings.
 The
6th
Euro‐Arab
Meeting
was
planned
during
an
 informal
meeting
held
during
the
World
Scout
 Conference
and
the
report
of
the
meeting,
which
was
 held
in
May
2011,
was
circulated
in
June
2011.
 A
2nd
Europe‐Eurasia
Meeting
is
scheduled
for
 November
2011
in
Prague.
 Representation
of
WOSM
in
the
Council
of
Europe
is
 facilitated
through
the
participation
of
representatives
 from
Eurasia
in
the
delegations.

 One
study
session,
funded
by
the
Council
of
Europe,
had
 a
focus
on
External
Relations
and
provided
support
to
 the
Baltics
and
the
Eurasia
Region.
 Funding
has
enabled
Eurasia
participants
at
various
 European
Region
events
–
the
Academy,
the
Training
 Commissioners’
Network
Meeting.



-

Resolution
5/2010


• •

Actions
Supporting
Growth
through
Quality
 • In
the
context
of
the
Regional
Scout
Plan,
KPIs
have
been
 elaborated
for
all
objectives
of
the
Plan,
including
those
 for
Growth
Through
Quality.
 Circular
19/2010
was
distributed
to
update
on
progress
 regarding
Growth
through
Quality.
 Following
the
June
2011
European
Scout
Committee
 meeting,
an
update
of
progress
in
all
areas
of
the
 Regional
Scout
Plan
was
distributed
(Circular
12/2011).
 A
joint
event
is
planned
for
Growth
in
April
2012.


• •

• •

Resolution
6/2010


Nature
as
a
Frame
for
Programme
 • The
Regional
Office
continues
to
maintain
a
watchful
 eye
on
all
aspects
of
legislation,
which
could
impact
on
 the
delivery
of
Scouting
without
unnecessary
and
 restrictive
legislation.
 Contact
is
maintained
with
other,
like‐minded,
 organisations.



Resolution
10/2010


Tailored
Support
to
NSOs
in
South
East
Europe
 • • A
Needs
and
Strengths
Analysis
has
commenced
with
all
 parts
of
the
Region,
including
South
East
Europe.
 All
NSOs
in
South
East
Europe
have
received
at
least
one
 Committee
Contact
visit.


Resolution
7/2010


Information
on
the
European
Investment
Fund
 • The
necessary
fund
transfers
to
establish
the
European
 Investment
Fund
were
made
at
the
beginning
of
January
 2011.
 The
European
Scout
Committee
receives
progress
 reports
on
the
development
of
the
Fund
on
a
quarterly
 basis.
 The
European
Scout
Foundation
has
been
made
fully
 aware,
and
acknowledges,
the
Investment
Policy
of
the
 European
Scout
Region.



 
 


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21
‐
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Scout
Committee


Annual
Review
2010‐2011


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