European commission : new publications available online
The European Commission recently published the following documents regarding youth work:
A newly published handbook helps youth work stakeholders to improve the quality of youth work. The handbook gives step-by-step guidance on:
- how to develop indicators
- how to assess to what degree these indicators are met
- how to turn quality development into positive organisational development.
The handbook is usable regardless of the form of youth work concerned, how and by whom it is delivered, and the conditions under which it takes place. It contains examples of various tools for quality development currently used by different organisations across Europe.
A newly published toolbox provides guidance and advice for youth workers working with young people at risk of violent radicalisation. The toolkit gives tips to youth workers on:
- how to spot early signs of radicalisation
- how to enhance critical thinking
- how to work with different sectors to prevent violent radicalisation.
The toolkit is a part of a larger report that also makes recommendations for policymakers. The policy recommendations, for authorities from the very local to the European level, highlight how cooperation between sectors can unlock youth work's full potential to prevent the violent radicalisation.
Both the practical toolbox and the policy recommendations are based on the successful good practice projects and policy approaches across Europe.
The report is ambitious. It aims to reach every youth worker across Europe who deals with youngsters at risk of violent radicalisation and empower them in the fight against the phenomenon. It urges the public authorities to stay vigilant to new challenges and form partnerships to combat radicalisation at its roots.
- European Union
- Youth work