Take Action

Taking Action in Europe

In the Europe Region, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are speaking out to bring about positive change and taking action to build a better world.

What issues are important for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in the Europe Region?

  • Volunteering
  • Stop Violence against Girls
  • Recognizing Non Formal Education

The Europe Region WAGGGS follows and contributes to the work of the European Commission and the Council of Europe on these topics and other issues which are important for girls and young women in Europe.  The Region also networks and develops partnerships with a number of European platforms and Brussels-based NGOs working on these issues.

WAGGGS External Representatives nominated by WAGGGS Member Organizations in the Europe Region speak out on behalf of young people in Europe, particularly girls and young women, at meetings, working groups and other events organized at European level.  Find out more about their work here

A toolkit on Advocacy has been developed, and the Region supports girl guides and girl scouts to build their capacity to speak out and take action at national and local level through tailored training and regional events. 

European year of volunteering official logoSince December 2012 the Europe Region WAGGGS has a new online resource on volunteering, produced thanks to the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.


You can also read up and follow the news on the Stop the Violence - Speak out for girl's rights campaign here