Oscar Prieto-Flores: Impacts of Social and Youth Mentoring

What are the impacts of social mentoring programmes? How are they impacting the lives of migrant and refugee youth and adults in European Society? Òscar Prieto-Flores has been studying the impacts of social mentoring in the European context; research into migration, ethnic minority groups, and mentoring projects with children and youth of immigrant backgrounds. We …

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Sarah M. Przedpelska & Rebecca Lynn Radlick: Digital Platforms for Mentoring

How can technology and digital platforms be used to supplement mentoring? Several mentoring programmes have been working on implementing digital solutions into mentoring and one of them is Catalysts. Based in Norway, they are making great progress towards creating an inclusive society by contributing to the integration and social inclusion of youth and adults with …

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Prof. Patrick Doland and Dr Bernadine Brady: Importance of Relationships in Youth Mentoring

On December 8th, 2020, Prof. Pat Dolan and Dr. Bernadine Brady got together with European Center for Evidence Based Mentoring to share more about their research and findings on how to become better mentors to the youth – a topic highly requested by participants at the 2020 European Mentoring Summit. Two of our students, Teodora …

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Motivations and Social Value-Added of Student Mentoring

What motivates student mentors? Recently, two students Stefan Konst and Ylva Datema from NHL Stenden University conducted a study to find this out. This research was carried out for the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (ECEBM) to investigate what motivates student mentors in different countries across Europe. Additionally, they were curious to investigate the value student mentoring has for …

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Letter to the European Commission

27th November, 2020 As mentoring organisations with expert experience from almost all European Union Member States, we would like to turn the attention of the Commission to ‘mentorship’ as an invaluable mechanism to emphasize in the new Pillar of Social Rights Action plan. Mentoring is an essential tool for keeping people connected. It is about …

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Fiona Soler on Advocacy for Mentoring

You keep hearing about the advocacy of mentoring in Europe. But what exactly is this advocacy? What can be changed with mentoring the way it stands right now? Sometime back, we had a brief conversation with Fiona Soler, one of the most vital members of our advocacy commission. Fiona has been one of the key …

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My Experience at Mentoring Summit 2020

What a great opportunity to be part of such an event! The 5th of October was the first day of this bi-annual event, the European Mentoring Summit that included more than 300 mentoring companies and programmes from all around Europe and the world, seeking connection towards a better mentoring future. It was a virtual event, …

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Our Feedback to the Commission in the Open consultations

On the 27th of November 2020, the Advocacy Commission of the ECEBM sent a letter to the European Commission on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. This letter aimed at bringing the focus to how mentoring has helped the European community to cope with various hardships and challenges. Here is the letter to …

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Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027

In November 2020, the European Commission (EC) published, after a round of open consultations, an Action plan on Integration and Inclusion. While this document is non-binding, it sets up a lot of mechanisms for the now-current policy period 2021-2027. It is more comprehensive than the previous EC strategy on integration as it includes not only …

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