The Council of Europe Recommendation on youth work and the EU Council Resolution on the European Youth Work Agenda (EYWA) both provide comprehensive guidelines for youth work development on national levels. At the same, time, to achieve considerable improvements, it is essential to build capacities of the youth work community of practice and practitioners in advocacy. The outcomes of the Visible Value symposium: Growing youth work in Europe in 2023, as well at the two regional seminars on youth work development in 2022 and 2023, and other consultations have also highlighted this need for supporting advocacy efforts. 

Therefore, building on the accumulated experience and existing knowledge, the Youth Partnership is developing a set of practical tools for advocacy to be used by all actors in the youth field.

The future advocacy toolkit will be adaptable to different contexts (countries with emerging or well-established youth work structures), and that a specific attention is paid to the promotion of the EYWA and a participative public dialogue about its implementation. 



  • Online expert meeting to develop the concept of the toolkit (25 April 2024)
  • Expert seminar and preparatory meeting – work on the content and format of the advocacy kit (17-18 June 2024, European Youth Centre Budapest)
  • Development of communication/information kit on advocacy for youth work development (June 2024 - January 2025)
  • Workshop at the 4th European Youth Work Convention – promotion of the advocacy kit and providing guidance on how to use and adapt it to the contexts of specific countries (28-30 May 2025, Malta)