In the Regional Youth Council of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 22 active regional youth associations have merged into a working group. The background of these regional youth associations are youth organisations amounting to around 200.000 young people. Thus the Regional Youth Council is the largest and with its particular combination only interest community for children and youth in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The logo of the Regional Youth Council emphasizes openness, multiplicity and movement. It consists of separate parts which have a distinct shape, together forming a distinct picture. This reflects the self-perception of the Regional Youth Council: It is open to new ideas and is constantly developing along with its work. The Regional Youth Council reacts flexibly to the challenges it is met with and its working areas and competences are easily recognized. Full-time and honorary work complement each other. The working climate between the different bodies and working areas of the Regional Youth Council is characterized by distinctness and transparency.
The Regional Youth Council is trying to reach the following objectives through all of its activities:
The values that guide the work of the Regional Youth Council are: The members have equal rights when working together in the Regional Youth Council and can all participate in the decision making as well as in establishing professed intentions. The different bodies of the Regional Youth Council are responsible for their own decisions and represent them to the public.
The Regional Youth Council is responsible for respecting its members’ different opinions and ways of working as well as achieving acceptance or openness for the other members.
All of the member organisations are guided by the shared values of honorary work, self-organisation and voluntariness. Therefore they also count for the Regional Youth Council.
What makes the council truly lively is the variety of its many different members. The content ranges from clerical past trade unions and humanitarian interests to socialist and ecological orientations. The members are:
The Regional Youth Council is divided into domains of honorary and full-time work. The different bodies of the Regional Youth Council are found in the domain of honorary work – the general assembly, the main committee and the board. The general assembly takes place once a year where the delegates vote on fundamental issues. The main committee meets five times a year whereby each association is represented by one delegate who is entitled to vote. This committee discusses the youth political directions and makes the equivalent decisions in between the annual general assemblies. The board attends to everyday business and works closely together with the office. Once a month, always on the first Tuesday, they meet in the rooms of the office. The Regional Youth Council has an office in Schwerin.
Competences and qualifications of the Regional Youth Council The Regional Youth Council offers competences and qualifications:
The Regional Youth Council and its members will take on the following assignments:
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