In addition to working in the local and national communities, international cooperation is one of the key orientations of the Young Dragons. We achieve internationality through concrete projects in which we form long-term partnerships with organisations that share our values and vision for global youth work. We transfer the best practices of Young Dragons into the European space and beyond through collaboration, acquire new knowledge, and enable young people to participate in a variety of international activities. We are involved in various programmes that promote international engagement. We are active in the Erasmus+ programmes, the European Solidarity Corps, Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens and others.
Our international engagement enriches our membership in various international networks. We are part of the international network of CONNECT International organisations based in Brussels, which was established to develop innovative European projects that ensure the integration of digital rights and the digital agenda with young people and other active citizens. Through the Municipality of Ljubljana, we are involved in the KEKS network, which has its headquarters in Sweden and connects municipalities and youth centres with the Logbook quality monitoring system for youth work. Using the system, we record the learning effects of volunteers and participants in youth centres, conduct regular annual evaluations and thus encourage the development of youth work. We are also part of a creative and transdisciplinary movement The New European Bauhaus that connects the European Green Deal to our daily lives and living spaces. The initiative brings citizens, experts, businesses, and institutions together to reimagine sustainable living in Europe and beyond.
We are involved in the European affiliate Girls Rock Camp Alliance, which is a global network of organisations that implement the Girls Rock programme. The programme’s main goal is to empower girls in the music industry and society as a whole.