European Mentoring Summit

We are happy to inform you that the dates for the upcoming European Mentoring Summit in Barcelona, Spain have been set! The summit will take place on the 18, 19 and 20 of March 2020 and will be hosted by the Barcelona region mentoring network.

The 2020 European Mentoring Summit is the third edition after the summits in Berlin (2018) and Leeuwarden (2016). The event brings together professionals, practitioners, researchers, mentors, government, corporate partners and civic leaders representing the mentoring movement. The summit is therefore a great opportunity to strengthen your network, get to know the diversity of the mentoring scene and to gain and pass on new insights from research and action. The European Mentoring Summit offers mentoring organisations the chance to use todays’ opportunities to build new bridges together for the future.

The Barcelona Summit is offered to you by the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, in collaboration with the Spanish Mentoring Network: Coordinadora de Mentoria Social in Barcelona region. In the coming newsletters we will provide you with more information about the summit, but for now we would like you to save the date!


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Berlin Summit 2018


The 3rd European Mentoring Summit took place on 14th - 16th of March 2018 for the mentoring community in Europe and beyond. The summit took place in Berlin, organized by the Berlin Mentoring Network and the Agency for Historical, Civic, and Media Education e. V., Berlin in collaboration with the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring.

The European Mentoring Summit was a great opportunity to strengthen the network, to get to know the diversity of the mentoring scene, to gain and pass on new insights from research and action. This event brought together more than 200 practitioners, researchers and educational partners from Europe and beyond, under the theme "Strong Relationships for a Strong Civic Society".

Mentoring helps to build bridges between people of different backgrounds, encourages young people in their development and supports immigrants to settle into their new environments. Despite the diversity of the target groups and forms of mentoring, it is the sustainable, trustworthy and resilient relationship between mentor and mentee that forms the basis; it is also the starting point for amazing results. For this reason, we have chosen the motto “Strong Relationships for Strong Civic Societies” for this 3rd European Mentoring Summit, and we adressed three key issues:
* building strong relationships
* mentoring for migrants
* the impact measurement of mentoring.

For more information, handouts and participants, check the summit website.

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Leeuwarden Summit 2016


On 17 / 18 March 2016, the European Mentoring Summit took place in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. The summit brought together professionals, practitioners, researchers, mentors, corporate partners, government and civic leaders who represent the mentoring movement.
The event lasted 2 days and incorporated three major themes:
• Mentoring in an economic vital region
• Developing research lines for Evidence-Based Mentoring
• Mentoring, a powerful 21st century tool: best practices
The summit offered European mentoring organisations the chance to use todays’ opportunity to build new bridges together for the future. The summit was a second edition of a mentoring event in 2014.

For more information, handouts and participants, check the summit website.
For the evaluation and results of the summit, take a look at this newsletter of the event.

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