The EU-CoE youth partnership's current focus on youth work happens through:

  • Supporting activities around quality youth work from both institutions;
  • Supporting achieving a social, political and formal recognition of youth work and of non-formal learning;
  • Contributing to the development of quality youth work and to support related tools and mechanisms;
  • Supporting the dissemination and exchange of successful and innovative initiatives with regard to the recognition of youth work and non-formal learning;
  • Continuing the reflection, the sharing of information and the promotion of youth work practice and policy through exploring history of youth work in Europe and its relevance for today and through relevant publications;
  • Supplementing existing knowledge on learning mobility, steer and consolidate the work of the European Platform on Learning Mobility.
Training Training
Recognition Recognition
Learning mobility Learning mobility
related publications related publications
  • Youth Work - a very diverse field of practice
  • History of youth work, vol.4 - edited by Marti Taru, Filip Coussée and Howard Williamson, covers the 2011 workshop in Tallinn, which was co-organised by the Estonian authorities with the support of Finnish and Flemish partners, and sums up the discussions in the previous three volumes.
  • Getting there… - a publication that brings together the Pathways paper and the Statement and Plan of Action of participants of the Symposium on recognition of youth work and non-formal learning/education (Strasbourg, 2011).
  • Learning Out of the Box – a card game on learning created for youth workers, mentors, coaches and trainers. It is intended to be used as a tool to help addressing the topic of 'learning' in a fun, engaging and inspiring way in their activities.
  • Unlocking Doors to Recognition – a Handbook for setting up strategies for the better recognition of youth work and non-formal education in different contexts.
  • Report of the Symposium on Youth Policy Cooperation in South-East Europe: focus on recognition of youth work & non formal learning (October 2012).