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The 14th edition of the International Tool Fair, #Know-how, will take place in November 4-8, 2019 in Rovaniemi, Finland.

Tool Fair is an international event that brings together youth work experts all over Europe and beyond to discuss and learn from each other about innovative methods and best practices from the field of youth work.

Tool Fair XIV – #Know-how will provide a stimulating environment for varied approaches and practices for those working in a field of youth work. The aim is to promote recognition and quality in youth work and support capacity building and know-how of youth work and youth workers.

This will be supported and developed through innovative approaches and practices that allow the participants to explore the theme in different levels. The Tool Fair is composed of:

Tools to Explore – thematic sessions offer novel approaches of working with youth workers and/or young people. One Tool to Explore consists of 3 x 1,5 hours program slots and allowing the participants to gain deeper understandings of the tool.


The Tool Fair will support youth workers in:

sharing about, learning and reflecting on how to apply competences and education of youth workers on different levels and in different contexts to one’s own reality.
sharing knowledge, being challenged, getting inspired and critically reflecting on youth policy, research and studies of youth work and society.
exploring, learning from and supporting further development of practice and methods of working with young people.
engaging, connecting and experiencing youth work in context, while linking practice to local reality.

Expected profile of participants:

The working language of the event will be English therefore the participants should be comfortable working in English.

Applications are open for participants who have an interest in the development of competences, approaches, pedagogies and practices fostering quality of youth work and competences of youth workers, who are willing to share and present a tool for learning which is related to the theme, and who are working directly with young people or youth workers.

Tool Fair XIV is particularly directed at:

Youth workers
Youth policy makers
People working directly with youth
Youth leaders, leaders of youth groups or representatives of youth organisations (local, regional, national, European, international…)
Youth project managers
Trainers, facilitators, coaches
Business sector representatives working with youth
NA representatives (Youth)


Able to communicate in English
Willing to run a Tools Workshop
Devoted to participating in the full process of the activity
Have visions and plans how to use what they learned in their work
Have the potential to develop their competencies in relation to the objectives of the activity.

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