Advocating for Mentoring
WE ADVOCATE MENTORING
To provide it the recognition and support required for higher impacts in all levels of European society.
Mentoring Europe advocates for mentoring on a European level
The reason for our advocacy activity is to show Europe that mentoring is a powerful and accessible mechanism that until recently hasn’t gained enough recognition in the EU. We want to show the legislators, both European and national, that mentoring is an amazing social engagement tool for inclusion, decreasing youth unemployment, and integration that should be available to all Europeans. These are all issues that have become even more current in the last few years.
How do we advocate for mentoring
Our specific aim is to make mentoring a social mechanism that is explicitly mentioned in legislation so that local and international mentoring programmes can have a better work environment to fulfil their goals, whether it be through more financing or being recognised as an alternative to traditional education.
We organise our two yearly Meet & Match events to bring together the European Mentoring community and connect mentoring organisations, NGOs, universities, businesses, policy- and decision-makers from all over Europe.
Our student lab has the ambition to find ways to put mentoring on the forefront of political party agendas in the run-up to the 2024 European elections. We wholeheartedly believe that mentoring is an important tool which can be used to help people develop themselves across European continent.
The Advocacy Committee
The advocacy committee meets regularly to make update each other about European policies and take steps for the advocacy for mentoring.