Insights into developing the youth work environment - A thinking and action kit

This thinking and action kit was designed with change makers of youth work in mind. Youth workers, youth organisation representatives, trainers, managers or educators of youth workers, local or national policy makers, they can all contribute to strengthening youth work recognition, quality and support and resourcing for the whole youth work environment in their context. The thinking kit draws on an extensive body of research on education and career pathways of youth
workers carried out between 2018 and 2020, mapping realities and delving into specific aspects of youth work in Europe. The research was published in Youth worker education in Europe: Policies, structures, practices (Youth Knowledge Book #26),2 in April 2020 by the EU–Council of Europe Youth Partnership. The research highlighted a diversity of practice architectures and many entry points to further developing youth work across Europe.

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