Match Brussels – An advocacy event

Mentoring Meet and Match Brussels – An advocacy event

The European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring organizes in collaboration with national and regional partners a Mentoring Meet & Match in Brussels, on 18/19 March 2019. It is the second time that such an event takes place, connecting mentoring organizations, universities, businesses and policy makers from all over Europe.

This two-yearly event in Brussels focuses on strengthening the communication between the mentoring field and EU decision- and policy making. It is also a major step for the mentoring field to advocate for the personal, social and economic effects of mentoring. The events translate the impact of mentoring on the lives of people to EU public policy.

Effects of mentoring and the relation to European policy making 2028

“Mentoring touches eternity, you never know when the impact ends.”

Goal of the 2019 Meet & Match is twofold. On the one hand, participants explore successful mentoring methods based on evidence, with impact on the development of people. On the other hand, they learn about the shaping priorities of the Europe 2028 strategy: how to collaborate on a European level in order to give an answer to European challenges?

Participants of the Meet & Match are delegates of:
– research institutions and universities,
– mentoring programmes (NGO’s, vocational and higher institutions),
– diverse stakeholders of mentoring,

Main topics of the upcoming event are:
– European focus on youth development and integration of migrants,
– Place of mentoring in national and European agenda,
– Impact of mentoring as shown by research,
– Europe 2028 Strategy: what can we learn from its focus and how can we connect,
– Multi-sectoral approach of mentoring and the relation to European priorities.


Programme of the Meet and Match

18th March

12:00 Registration and Network Lunch, Neth-ER office, 22, Rue d’Arlon, Brussels
13:00 Opening of the Meet & Match
13:15 Keynote on the state of the mentoring field in Europe
14:00 Panel discussion ‘social inclusion’, with representatives of the European Commission, Directorate-Generals (DG) Employment and Social Affairs, DG Eduction, Youth, Sport and Culture, DG Migration and Home Affairs and DG Research and Innovation.
15:00 Thematic sessions:
– Quality of mentoring and research lines
– World Cafe Mentoring: regional, national and European impact
16:30 Summary of the sessions and closing

19th March

08:30 Opening
09:00 Panel discussion of European mentoring researchers about quality thinking
10:00 Thematic sessions about European collaboration
13:00 Tour at the European Parliament (to be confirmed)
14:00 Advocacy for mentoring with members of the European Parliament


More information and registration

For more information about the Mentoring Meet & Match, you can contact trainee Elena Barison at the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring.

Location of the event is Neth-ER office, 22, Rue d’Arlon, Brussels.

Registration fee is 195€. Registration fee for members is 150€.
To register to the event, you can email us your name and name of your organization. After registration, you will receive information about the payment through bank transfer.

Feel free to invite your local, regional and national stakeholders to this event, such as entrepreneurs and representatives of the work force being mentors, students, startups, new citizens of Europe being mentees, regional and national authorities initiating and supporting mentoring.

See you on the 18th of March in Brussels!

Source: ECEB Mentoring – – Mentoring Meet and Match 2019

Forfatter: Lars Holmboe

Arbejder med at udvikle mentorordninger, forske, give sparring, holde foredrag og workshops om mentorordninger og om det at få en mentor.