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Dynamo International – Street Workers Network | News

Civil dialogue and structured discussion between DG Employment of the European Commission and civil society organisations.

Civil dialogue and structured discussion between DG Employment of the European Commission and civil society organisations.

Dynamo International - Street Workers Network is recognized as a European network to combat poverty and social exclusion and, as such, we are participating in the ongoing process of the Strategic Dialogue between the European Commission and civil society inherited from the Lisbon 2020 Strategy.

20 years of Dynamo International presence in Vietnam

20 years of Dynamo International presence in Vietnam

Dynamo International – Street Workers Network and APEH celebrate in Hochiminh-City their 20 years of bilateral cooperation in the service of actions to protect children in precarious situation in Vietnam and to strengthen the professional practices of street educators also thanks to the partnership since 10 years of Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI)

Open letter to European governments : Call for the urgent relocation of 1,800 unaccompanied children trapped on the Greek islands

Open letter to European governments : Call for the urgent relocation of 1,800 unaccompanied children trapped on the Greek islands

France, Germany, Portugal, Ireland, Luxembourg, Croatia and Lithuania have already pledged to receive refugee children from Greece, away from camps such as Moria, where no child should live. But out [...]

Global statement of solidarity and action to #protecttheunhoused from covid-19

Global statement of solidarity and action to #protecttheunhoused from covid-19

In one week, more than 80 organisations from around the world joined together to demand protection, screening and re-housing for homeless people, migrants and refugees. Join us now!
#COVID19 #ProtectTheUnhoused

Policy statement on covid-19

Policy statement on covid-19

Social street workers in America, Africa, Asia and Europe are concerned about the security excesses that some governments are taking in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, they are also worried about the decisions that these governments will take after this crisis in relation to the most excluded populations.

Field visits and exchanges of street social work practices in Brussels and Bucharest

Field visits and exchanges of street social work practices in Brussels and Bucharest

Testimonies of Belgian social street workers in Bucharest and Romanian street workers in Brussels. When a full immersion experience allows to get in touch with unknown and different realities bringing a mutual enrichment to strengthen our professional practices.

No child should be stateless

No child should be stateless

Being stateless when you are a child is nonsense and an infringement of the rights of the child. This paper, that Dynamo International – Street Workers Network endorsed, has identified [...]

Covid-19

Covid-19

Dear members, Since the Second World War, never before has a phenomenon, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, impacted so many people at the same time on a planetary level. Social [...]

Cross-border citizenship Europe – Africa

Cross-border citizenship Europe – Africa

15th of December 2019 Our colleague Moussa Sow, a street educator in Senegal and an international reference in the defence and promotion of children’s rights, visited the Euskadi-New Aquitaine-Navarre Euroregion [...]

« Child in Need Institute » active in street social work in the 144 districts of Calcutta in India

« Child in Need Institute » active in street social work in the 144 districts of Calcutta in India

Jean-Christophe Ryckmans, Asia Region Coordinator, made a visit to Child In Need Institute (C.I.N.I.), located in Bengal, India. Here is a short report of his stay.


Senegal, COSAED raises awareness of civil society and civil servants on children’s rights

Senegal, COSAED raises awareness of civil society and civil servants on children’s rights

Mbour, 19 December 2019 (APS) Here is an article published on 19 December 2019 by the Senegalese news agency (A.P.S.) which reports on an activity carried out by the COSAED, [...]

Hong Kong Play Ground Association (H.K.P.A.) the most prominent organizations in the streets of the vibrant megalopolis

Hong Kong Play Ground Association (H.K.P.A.) the most prominent organizations in the streets of the vibrant megalopolis

Jean-Christophe Ryckmans, Asia Region Coordinator, made a visit at the end of 2019 to Hong Kong Play Ground Association located in Hong Kong to discover the actions, programs and infrastructures of this organization.

No way to treat a child: The action of DEI Belgium and Dynamo International – Street Workers Network about the situation of children detained in Palestine

No way to treat a child: The action of DEI Belgium and Dynamo International – Street Workers Network about the situation of children detained in Palestine

The objective of the combined action of Dynamo International and DEI is to bring about structural changes in the justice system Palestinian children are confronted to and to ensure their rights in the face of the many abuses of this system.

Street social work promotes “parental responsibility” on street children.

Street social work promotes “parental responsibility” on street children.

3rd edition "Christmas without distress” : Parental responsibility reinforced by better respect for children’s rights, Zouzonssa - BENIN Article written by Roger OUENSAVI, Social street worker / GRES BENIN, Coordinator of PBTSR-BENIN.

Visit of the national platform of Lithuanian street social workers, mission report by Matthieu Forest, Europe Region coordinator

Mathieu Forest, as part of his mission as Europe Region Coordinator, visited the Lithuanian National Street Social Worker Platform from 28 to 30 October 2019. Here’s his mission report.

Pilot Group – African Region of the Dynamo International Street Workers Network

Pilot Group – African Region of the Dynamo International Street Workers Network

From the 4th to the 8th of November 2019 was held the first Pilot Group of the African Region. This meeting was co-organised by the regional coordinator of Africa, by the coordinator of the Tunisian platform member of the network, and by the technical team that ensures the international coordination from Brussels.

Project ASYA (= Advocacy for Street based Youth work and networking Action)

Project ASYA (= Advocacy for Street based Youth work and networking Action)

ASYA (2017-2019) was completed in late September. Developed by ANNF (Spain) and SwTI supported by CAI (Portugal), in partnership with Dynamo International Street Workers Network, ASYA has resulted in the Asian streetworkers network development.

« No [B]order ? »

« No [B]order ? »

Thirty young people from Italy, England, Croatia, and Belgium as well as migrants residing in Belgium met in Belgium as part of an Erasmus+ youth exchange project carried out from 12 to 24 August 2019 leaded by the Youth Mobility team of Dynamo International.

Mobile School launches STREETSMART PLAY!

Mobile School launches STREETSMART PLAY!

In search of a new and creative game method to introduce a topic to your target audience? Enter StreetSmart Play! The StreetSmart Play free content-sharing platform is developed to stimulate creativity in preparing street and youth work interventions and is available in English, French and Spanish!

Colombia – Medellin – Ong Combos

Colombia – Medellin –  Ong Combos

Ximena Rojas, coordinator of the American area, travelled in Colombia in June 2019 to visit the NGO Combos which is located in Medellin. The aim of her stay was to get back in touch with Combos, in order to figure out whether the NGO still was interested in being a member of the street social workers’ network – Dynamo International.

Poverty and social exclusion – Child Guarantee

Poverty and social exclusion – Child Guarantee

Dynamo International - Street Workers Network is recognized as a European network to combat poverty and social exclusion. As such, we are participating in the ongoing process of the Strategic Dialogue between the European Commission and civil society inherited from the Lisbon 2020 Strategy

Publication #ASYA on Networking 2019

Publication #ASYA on Networking 2019

 #ASYAproject Erasmus+ Publication #6 on Networking and Teamwork. English – Português Français – Español  ASYAproject – ERASMUS+ partners: Asociación Navarra Nuevo Futuro (Spain) Conversas associação internacional (Portugal) Dynamo international (Belgium) [...]

BRUSSELS : 2 interns at Dynamo International’s office !

BRUSSELS : 2 interns at Dynamo International’s office !

Their names are Claudine and Madeleine. The first one came from Jacmel (Haiti) and the second one is from Kinshasa (DRC). They’re both social street workers. Together for the whole [...]

Good Practices of Street work in Europe

Good Practices of Street work in Europe

Publication promove by Ceská Asociace Streetwork with street workers of Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Austria and Netherlands. Support by ERASMUS+ K2 Publication

Switzerland : An article to understand social street work better

Switzerland : An article to understand social street work better

“Social street work : building a strong democracy” could be the English title for an article written by Vincent Artison, one of Dynamo International Street Workers Network’s (DIWSN) expert. Artison, [...]

DAKAR : Forum on the implementation of training courses dedicated to social street work

DAKAR : Forum on the implementation of training courses dedicated to social street work

In november 2018, Edwin de Boevé, director of Dynamo International, and Antoine Ketikila, director Social Street Work Support Committee (CATSR), in Kinshasa, went to Dakar (Senegal) for a workshop session [...]

An interdisciplinary and international caravan for the social accompaniment of Haitian children in street situations

An interdisciplinary and international caravan for the social accompaniment of Haitian children in street situations

Meeting others is what helps us grow and develop as human beings. It’s in this spirit and with a strong desire to build a common and meaningful project that various [...]

OPINION : Social education and violence in current Brazil

OPINION : Social education and violence in current Brazil

Verônica Müller is the president of Maringá city’s social educators’ association (AESMAR) and the vice-president of the Brazilian association of social education and learning (EDUSOBRASIL). Member of Dynamo International Street [...]

#ASYAProject Erasmus+ Pictures

#ASYAProject Erasmus+ Pictures

Pictures of the training for trainers organized in Philippines in january 2019. PICTURES Learn more about the ASYA – ERASMUS+ partners: Asociación Navarra Nuevo Futuro (Spain) Conversas associação internacional (Portugal) [...]

Report Social Street work Conference (Zamora, Spain)

Report Social Street work Conference (Zamora, Spain)

You can already check the report and the videos of the I National  Congress of Social Street Work in Zamora (Spain) 23-24-25 October 2018. Congratulations Zamora! Report Report in PDF [...]

Local trainings #ASYAProject @Erasmus+

Local trainings #ASYAProject @Erasmus+

Project ASYA – Advocacy for Street Based Youth Work and Networking Action funded by ERASMUS+ Local trainings by trainers after Philippine meeting on january 2019. Street work, advocacy and networking [...]

Haiti: an international cooperation project to strenghten social street work

Haiti: an international cooperation project to strenghten social street work

Poorest country in America, Haiti is facing a particularly difficult social and economic situation which leads a majority of the country’s inhabitants to poverty. Social street work is considered as [...]

A look back on Dynamo France’s launch day !

A look back on Dynamo France’s launch day !

Dynamo France is officially on ! The brand new French social street workers platform celebrated its official launch, in Paris, this last February 21st of 2019. In attendance of representatives [...]

Pilot Group 2018, an overview

Pilot Group 2018, an overview

As we had already announced in a previous article, the Dynamo International Street Workers Network (DISWN) Pilot Group took place in Katmandu, Nepal, from October 22nd to October 26th. For [...]

Dady Isidore’s testimony as an Haitian street worker and Dynamo International Street Workers Network have been presented at the United Nations (UN) !

Dady Isidore’s testimony as an Haitian street worker and Dynamo International Street Workers Network have been presented at the United Nations (UN) !

The 57th session of the UN’s Commission for Social Development was held from February 11th to February 21st 2019, in New York. On Wednesday 13th, in parallels to the main [...]