Expanding reach, deepening impact : Mentoring for facing challenges and empowering futures
Seeking the balance between quantity and quality to provide mentoring initiatives that meet the evolving needs of a diverse Europe.
This year’s summit theme aims to bring together the expansion of mentoring initiatives with quality assurance, emphasising that increased scale should not compromise excellence. We seek to navigate the delicate equilibrium between making mentoring more widely available across Europe and keeping the high standards that make it effective, especially when addressing the challenges we face today. We recognise that mentoring programs don’t operate in isolation; they succeed by adapting to changing circumstances. To truly make a difference, these programs need to connect with other organisations, staying dedicated to their goal of creating the best possible future for those in the mentoring relationship.
Hosted by Collectif Mentorat and Mentoring Europe, the 5th edition of the European Mentoring Summit brings together practitioners, researchers, decision-makers and philanthropists for a collaborative dialogue on mentoring.
Join us to share insights, build meaningful connections, and explore best practices and strategies aimed at amplifying the youth mentoring movement.
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Are you ready to lead the conversation?
If you have insights, strategies, or unique experiences that fit our theme “Expanding reach, deepening impact: mentoring for facing challenges and empowering futures” – we want to hear from you.
This is your chance to share and discuss your ideas with a wide range of people, from everyday practitioners and researchers to those in decision-making roles and supporters.
We’re seeking proposals on one of the following key themes:
Dive into the depths of fostering inclusive and diverse relationships.
Each mentoring relationship is unique and works for specific reasons. This topic places the mentor-mentee relationship at the centre, exploring the foundation of successful mentoring relationships, as genuine and different as they can be. It is all about understanding how to make the mentor and mentee connection stronger and more accessible for everyone. We want to hear how you create meaningful relationships, how you strengthen the bond, understanding each person’s unique role and valuing everyone’s contributions equally.
Share insights on growth strategies and innovative approaches to reach new and broader audiences.
As the demand for mentoring increases, it’s crucial to expand initiatives and services to serve a larger audience. This topic explores strategies, challenges, and innovative solutions for making mentoring available to more people. We aim to discuss the different methods of scaling mentoring programs, reaching new audiences, and understanding how organisations evolve, adapt and create new ways to ensure that a greater number of people can enjoy the benefits of mentoring.
Discuss the systemic and transformative impact of mentoring, spanning from people’s entourage to societies at large.
Beyond the impact mentoring can have on mentors and mentees lies the vast potential for change and impact on the environment surrounding the relationship. Here, we discuss how mentoring doesn’t just have an impact on the duo directly involved but can also influence and bring positive changes to families, schools, workplaces, communities and even on policies for social inclusion. We want to look at real-life examples to understand the transformative role mentoring plays in crafting empowered, inclusive, and resilient societies.
Shed light on strategies to maintain, measure and improve the quality of mentoring programs and relationships.
As mentoring programs get bigger, it’s important to keep them as good as they were when they started, and find ways for improvement. This theme is about using the best methods and tools to check that mentoring remains helpful and meaningful, and evaluate its impact, while always looking for ways to do it better, where core values and standards are never compromised. This cross-cutting topic serves as a compass, guiding mentors, mentees, and organisations towards best practices, assessment methodologies, and continual improvement strategies.
Whether you’re a dedicated professional, insightful academic, or a storyteller, this is the platform for you. Share your story with the mentoring community!