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CO-GROUP Business Meeting of National Agencies for Youth
August 28th - 31st

INJUVE (Instituto de la Juventud) kindly invite you to the CO-GROUP Business Meeting of National Agencies in Youth. The meeting will take place in Madrid from 28th to 31th August 2023.

The Co-Group meetings are the preparatory meetings for the bi-annual Business Meetings that bring together the Agency Directors and some of their staff to discuss the implementation of the programmes, study joint challenges and propose improvements to the Commission.

We are happy to have the opportunity to host you in Madrid for an in-person meeting. 

The Instituto de la Juventud (Youth Institute) is a public agency, attached to the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030, whose main activity is aimed at promoting actions for the benefit of young people.

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Agenda

18:00
Welcome and registration
20:00
Dinner
09:30
Good morning. Setting the frame:
11:00
Coffee break
11:30
Mid-term evaluation of the Programmes:
13:00
Lunch
15:00
TCA/NET and SNACs – reviewing the concept and the mission of SNACs
16:30
Internal organisation of the Co-group
18:00
Cultural activity in Museo del Prado
20:00
Dinner
09:30
Good morning. Open topic with the Commission (Jojan, Mathieu, Sabrina)
11:00
Coffee break
11:30
The Future of the Programmes (Uros, Koen, Reet)
13:00
Lunch
15:00
The Future of the Programmes in the Business meeting
16:30
Recap of the inputs for the Business meeting planning from the day.
20:00
Dinner
22:00
Cultural activity
09:30
Business Meeting preparation
11:00
Coffee break
11:30
Business Meeting preparation
13:00
Lunch

DETAILED AGENDA

 

 

Monday 28 August

 

18:00 - 20:00 Welcome and registration.

Meeting at 7:45 p.m. at the hotel reception to walk to La Penela restaurant for dinner.

20:00 - 22:30 Dinner in LA PENELA (Calle Velazquez, 96)

 

Tuesday, 29 August

 

09:30 - 11:00 Good morning. Setting the frame:

1.     Where are we now?: Workplan of the Network revisited.

2.     Short 5-min presentations from the Co-group ‘ministries’: what is happening in this area, what do we need to address in the Retreat and what needs to be done in the future? (Responsible persons for each area of the Work Plan)

3.     Agreement on the agenda for the Retreat.

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00  Mid-term evaluation of the Programmes:

1.     Position paper (Koen, Uros, Reet)

2.     Discussion about the paper

3.     Agreements on the inputs to the Parliament and the proposals for the Business meeting 

13:00 - 15:00  Lunch in “La Descarada” (C. de José Ortega y Gasset, 73).

15:00 - 16:30 TCA/NET and SNACs – reviewing the concept and the mission of SNACs

1.     Position paper and draft mission statement (Manfred, Reet, Uros)  

2.     Discussion about the paper

3.     Mapping of SNACs done by the TCA/NET WG for the Business meeting?

4.     What are the questions we need to bring to the Business meeting?

16:30 - 17.00     Internal organisation of the Co-group 

1.     Update on the support persons status and clarify the roles (Luis, Sabrina)

2.     Agreement 

3.     Recap of the inputs for the Business meeting planning from the day

18:00 - 20:00 Cultural activity in Museo del Prado.

20:00 - 22:30 Dinner in Raimunda - Palacio de Linares (Paseo de Recoletos, 2) Wednesday, 30 August

 

Wednesday, 30 August

 

09:30 - 11:00 Good morning. Open topic with the Commission (Jojan, Mathieu, Sabrina)

              Working on the suggested solutions for the open topics

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00  The Future of the Programmes (Uros, Koen, Reet)

1.     The architecture of future programmes: what the issues? What our position?

2.     The outcomes of the Learning Mobility Framework (Lorraine)

3.  Discussion: how do we see the future Programmes?

13:00 - 15:00  Lunch in “El Rincón de Jaen” (Calle Don Ramón de la Cruz, 88).

15:00 - 16:30 The Future of the Programmes in the Business meeting

1.     Review of the 3-step process

2.     What to take from this thinking to the Business meeting?

3.     How to involve the whole Network in this discussion?

16:30 - 17.00    Recap of the inputs for the Business meeting planning from the day.

20:00 - 21:30  Dinner in “Ana La Santa” (Plaza de Santa Ana).

22:00 - 23:30  Cultural activity in “Café Central” (Plaza del Ángel, 10).

 

Thursday, 31 August

 

09:30 - 11:00 Business Meeting preparation 

                             Collecting the issues and needs to be addressed.

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00  Business Meeting preparation

                     Drafting the agenda for the Business Meeting

13:00 - 15:00  Lunch. HOTEL ZENIT ABEBA.

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Accommodation

ZENIT ABEBA - YOUR HOTEL IN CENTRAL MADRID

 

In the Salamanca neighbourhood, 10 minutes walk from Serrano street, Velázquez and Ortega and Gasset, our hotel is excellently located to enjoy the city. And do not miss other attractions such as Parque Retiro, el Palacio Real, the Prado and the Thyssen Museum.

 

ACCESS TO HOTEL BY CAR

Entering Madrid on the M-30 in the direction of A-2, take the exit for Avenida America. Now you're almost at the Zenit Abeba Hotel, in the center of Madrid.

 

ACCESS TO HOTEL BY TRAIN

From the Chamartin train station, you can take metro line 10 (dark blue) in the direction of Puerta del Sur as far as Nuevos Ministerios and change to line 6 (grey) as far as Diego de León. Exit onto Juan Bravo street and head to our hotel in central Madrid. To get to Nuevos Ministerios you can also catch the C2 cercanías renfe train in the direction of Guadalajara or line C4 in the direction of Parla to Nuevos Ministerios.

You can also catch the bus. Walk about 200 meters from Atocha station to the bus stop number 1401 and take the C2 bus (circular) as far as Fco. Silvela-Azcona stop. From here you can walk to the hotel Zenit Abeba Madrid. At the bus stop 1401, you can also take bus no.26 in the direction of Diego de León to Conde de Peñalver - J. Ortega y Gasset. From here, walk about 300 meters to the hotel in the center of Madrid, Zenit Abeba Madrid.

 

ACCESS TO HOTEL BY BUS

From the bus station Méndez Alvaro, you can take the metro line 6 (grey) and get off at Diego de León. Exit onto Juan Bravo street and you can easily reach the hotel Zenit Abeba, in the center of Madrid.

From Méndez Álvaro, you can also walk to the train station (100 meters) and take the C10 train line in the direction of Villalba. Get off after two stops and walk until Pirámides (8 minutes) to take line 5 (green) in the direction of Alameda de Osuna. Get off in Diego de León station and exit onto Juan Bravo street. Now you're almost at the Zenit Abeba Hotel, in the center.

You can also go by bus from Méndez Álvaro. To do this, walk about 200 meters to the bus stop no.4802, Pedro Bosch-Méndez Álvaro. Take bus 156 in the direction of Manuel Becerra and get off at Plaza Manuel Becerra-Fco. Silvela and walk to the Zenit Abeba Madrid in the center of Madrid.

 

ACCESS TO HOTEL BY PLANE

From the airport you can catch metro line 8 in the direction of Nuevos Ministerios as far as Mar de Cristal. At Mar de Cristal, change to line 4 in the direction of Argüelles as far as Diego de León. From here, exit onto Juan Bravo street and head to the hotel Zenit Abeba, in the center of Madrid.

If you take line 8, you can also make the change at Nuevos Ministerios and take line 6 and get off at Diego de León. Then, exit onto Juan Bravo street.

You can also go by bus from Madrid airport. Take the number 200 bus to Avenida de América station. From there take the metro line 6 to Diego de León and exit onto Juan Bravo street to the hotel. Another option from Avenida de America is to walk down Francisco Silvela street towards the left and walk up the Alcántara street.