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Insights into developing the youth work environment

Research shows how diverse youth work has evolved in different countries and regions. This is reflected in the definitions, the regulatory environment, changes in accessing formal and non-formal education and qualifications, mentoring and career support programmes and quality development of the whole ecosystem. Starting from this reality and aiming to support the implementation of the European Youth Work Agenda, this edition of Insights into developing the youth work environment translates the knowledge gained in Europe over the last decades into a hands-on support tool.

The publication is designed to support change makers at national and local levels as they carry out an assessment of where youth work stands and how to plan the way forward. This publication includes a short background, good practice examples, as well as questions for reflection, guidance and checklists. It complements the Youth Work Essentials and the massive open online courses (MOOC), Knowledge Books, T-Kits, Visible Value library and other capacity-building and support tools for youth work development offered by the EU–Council of Europe Youth Partnership.

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