How we work

The European Guide Conference takes place every three years when Member Organizations of the Europe Region come together to discuss the priorities of the Region. The 14th European Guide Conference took place in Berlin, Germany
in August 2013

Voting at European Conference

The Conference also elects six volunteers to the Europe Committee who, working closely with the Europe Region staff, based in Brussels, put its plans into action. 

See more on the member of the  Europe Committee WAGGGS and the staff of the Europe Office.


Currently three different volunteer groups help the Europe Committee and the Europe Office develop Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting in the Region. Each group has a particular focus to support the implementation of the plan.

The Mentors and Countries group

The Mentors and Countries Group assists the development of strategies to support associations who wish to develop Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting in their country.

External Representatives Group

Members of the External Representatives group represent WAGGGS at European conferences, seminars and in the statutory youth structures at European level, following and contributing to discussions and policy developments on European youth policy and a range of topics relevant to Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting, including recognition of non-formal education, volunteering or the achievement of the MDGs. 

Trainers and Events Working Group

The Trainers and Events group aims at supporting the planning and delivery of regional activities and projects.