From June 24th until June 26th the third meeting of the YOWOMO2.0 partnership took place in Konya/Turkey. The participants enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Turkish partners and were deeply impressed by the richness of culture in Konya. Konya was the final home of Rumi, whose tomb is in the city, and whose followers established in 1273 the Mevlevi Sufi order of Islam there and became known as the whirling dervishes. Nowadays Konya impresses as a dynamic city with strong education facilities containing e.g. more 100.000 college students.
Regarding the development process of the partnership the mee
ting in Konya intensified the cooperation creating a better understanding of youth work and education in the participating countries. The list of competences which is a core product of the partnership reached “open beta status” and can therefore be published to stimulate discussion.
At the end of the meeting all partners were satisfied with the progress and were looking forward to the meeting in Stockholm/Sweden in September.