The EKCYP library is offering users an opportunity to find more detailed information about young people. This searchable database provides documents relating to research, policy and practice. You can search by keyword or use the advanced search to further narrow your research criteria.

Registered users are also invited to upload relevant documents on youth policy

Submit document

Upload relevant research or policy documents related to the youth field in the EKCYP library.

To submit a document on the EU-CoE youth partnership portal, you need first to register.

All documents go through a validation process before being placed on line.

RIDE Needs Analysis Report

23/11/17 08:39

The Needs Analysis was developed within RIDE project co-funded by Erasmus+ of European Commision. In the Needs Analysis Report the RIDE partners looked at the current status of youth work and needs of young people in the five partner countries. They conducted both a literature review and interviews and focus groups with youth workers.

The research showed that there are fundamental differences both in the conceptualization of youth work and in the practice. Likewise, young people face diverse problems in the partner countries: some of them are suffering mostly of socio-economic difficulties, while others struggle more with geographic obstacles and cultural differences.

Results from all Country Reports were collated in the Complete Needs Analysis Report; you can further download below the single Country Reports from United Kingdom, Croatia, Italy, Slovakia and Turkey.


RIDE Partners:


RIDE Training Resource - Training Course for youth workers

23/11/17 08:22

RIDE Training Course was developed within RIDE project co-funded by Erasmus+ and contains a training course for youth work practitioners.


The resource can be used by anybody working with others. Each of the three interactive
sessions develops awareness of inclusion, diversity, and equality issues as well as challenging
practice. It explores our concepts of culture and how to relate to those who hold different values
to us. The resource aims to enable you to reflect upon how inclusion, diversity and equality
principles can be practised in your setting, based upon respect and a willingness to work
together. These sessions will enable all participants to reflect on the relationship between
theory and practice, just ensure you include time to do this well.

RIDE stands for Resources for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality and it is a two-year project funded by Erasmus+ European Fund establishing a network of partners who share a common vision and understanding of quality youth work practice and providing youth workers with a comprehensive Toolbox of practice resources implementing principles of inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities.


RIDE Partners:

RIDE Education Resource – University Module

22/11/17 12:38

Education and Training Resource – University Module was developed within RIDE project (2015-2017) co-funded by Erasmus+ and contains a module content for Higher Education Institutions.

The purpose of this resource is to help University lecturers develop a course of teaching (called
a module) or one or more individual lectures/seminars around topics linked with Inclusion,
Diversity and Equality. It is not exhaustive, there are further elements that could be included
but it is meant to be a resource to help new and further teaching on this topic.
It contains twelve weeks of suggested content with suitable ways into the topic, suggested
literature and ways to help students apply their learning to both a specific country context
and a youth work setting.

RIDE stands for Resources for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality and it is a two-year project funded by Erasmus+ European Fund establishing a network of partners who share a common vision and understanding of quality youth work practice and providing youth workers with a comprehensive Toolbox of practice resources implementing principles of inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities.


RIDE Partners:

RIDE Principles and Approaches Report

30/10/17 11:18

The Principles and Approaches Report was developed within RIDE project co-funded byErasmus+ and it gives youth workers the opportunity to think deeper about inclusion, diversity and equality in order to enhance their understanding and consider their response for their daily practice.

Inclusion, diversity and equality are terms which are often spoken about. Why should youth workers engage in the promotion of these values? What underpins these terms? What do they mean? Does everyone have the same understanding of them?

After a theoretical introduction into the terms and their historical-philosophical roots, the report sums up information gathered from the United Kingdom, Italy, Croatia, Turkey and Slovakia, including:

  • Description of the individual national circumstances for inclusion;
  • EU legislation compared with home country legislation;
  • Analysis of national guidance for youth workers, professional practice guidelines, and associated value bases.

This information is brought together to compare and contrast the principles for practice in order to develop a clear rationale for an inclusive and comprehensive approach for youth work.



RIDE Partners:



Strengthening international youth work at the local level. Recommendations of the German youth policy initiative ‘Kommune goes International’ for policymakers and authorities

30/09/15 13:20

By taking part in international exchanges or other international youth work projects, young participants become more aware of their own identity, acquire valuable skills and strengthen their understanding of what it means to be European. Experiencing mobility in this way gives them an opportunity to make some profound positive changes in their lives.

Experience has shown that disadvantaged young people from a variety of cultural backgrounds can benefit in particular measure from activities offered at the local level. This is where the project' Kommune goes International (KGI)', running from 2011 until 2014, comes in: Over a period of three years, local authorities of varying sizes and structures have worked with local partners to strengthen local level international youth work over the long term and make it accessible to all young people.

Selected international good practices in youth participation at local level

30/09/15 13:15

Youth participation has been established on the agenda of institutions at local, regional, national and European levels. It is also a key subject of the EU Youth Strategy and the independent government policy for young people of the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ).

This brochure is intended to provide selected good practices in youth participation at local level from Switzerland, Finland, the Netherlands, Great Britain and France.

YouthBarCamp. A Guide for Practical Use

30/09/15 13:07

YouthBarCamps shows possible solutions and know-how about how the format BarCamp can be adapted to youth work.

This is a publication created by the Institute for Communication in Social Media (Institut für Kommunikation in sozialen Medien, and Mediale Pfade – Agency for Media Education
( on behalf of the project Youthpart. Youthpart was a project by IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany (Fachstelle für Internationale Jugendarbeit der
Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V.) that ran until the end of 2014.

Ypart for Youth. A Guide for Digital Youth Participation on the Participation Platform

30/09/15 12:57

This booklet is about flexible and contemporary online participation for young people on the online platform Ypart is a digital participation platform enabling and supporting young people to explore their interests, concerns and wishes in the form of self-determined projects. The platform Ypart is based on the concept “Liquid Democracy”. is a flexible, durable and sustainable platform that seeks to amplify the possibities of participation for young people on the Internet.

„When can we drop the ‚e‘ in participation?“

23/09/15 15:12

30 people from various backgrounds met for two days in Helsinki (Finland) to discuss one single topic: e-participation & youth. The multilateral project 'youthpart' and its Finnish partner Koordinaatti invited experts from youth work, software development, open government, administration and young people themselves.

Overall the seminar aimed to take stock of youth policies on digital youth participation, the exchange of good practice and the further development of the „guidelines for successful e-participation by youth“.

Guidelines for successful e-participation by young people in decision-making at local, regional, national and European levels

23/09/15 15:02
These Guidelines provide those planning an e-participation process for young people with a set of factors they should take into consideration to make the process more effective. They are designed to support youth policy experts, decision-makers, young people, youth organisations and administrative staff. These guidelines are advisory and can be adapted to the needs of different e-participation initiatives and the differing circumstances of young people, and to meet future technical and societal changes.

transitions. Successful Transitions to Training and Employment. Documentation of an International Peer Learning Project.Insights – Good practices – Conclusions

23/09/15 14:57
Currently, many young people are struggling to master the transition into training and working life. The three-year international project “transitions. Successful transitions to training and employment”, which ran from 2012 to 2014, directed the spotlight at these challenges.
An international expert exchange delivered insights that helped to gain a deeper understanding of national youth policies and practices in the participating countries. This publication illustrates these and other insights, both national and international, gained in connection with this project, outlines good transition practices, and draws some conclusions.

Volunteering of Young People in Europe. Findings of Summary Analysis of Information Templates on Youth Volunteering

09/12/14 16:58
This report is a summary and a mapping study. It equally aims at analytical overview of the situation of young people and of national policies in regard of volunteering. The Report is based on the information provided in the information templates (national
reports), which have been prepared by the national correspondents of the European Knowledge Centre of Youth Policies