Recognition of youth work
There are four key aspects to the recognition of youth work: personal, social, political, and formal.
The first European Youth Work Convention called for more recognition of youth work and this appeal was followed by a series of initiatives launched and supported by the Youth Partnership to define and develop recommendations on youth work recognition. Pathways to recognition was a landmark document endorsed by the Council of Europe and the European Commission, calling for stronger commitments and more action for youth work recognition. Since then, Youth Work Recommendation CM/Rec(2017)4 and the Framework for a European Youth Work Agenda have been adopted. The Youth Partnership has continued to build its library of resources on youth work recognition.
Visible value library of resources on youth work recognition
MOOC on youth work essentials (2022)
History of Youth Work (2008-2019)
Study on youth work in Eastern Europe and south Caucasus (YYYY)
Youth Work in South East Europe - Paper on the state of play of the development of youth work (2018)
Insights into developing the youth work environment (2022)
Illustrations on youth worker education and practice architectures (YYYY)
Quality and standards in youth work (2020)
Youth workers: values and ethics (2020)
History of youth work (2020)
Visible value library of resources on youth work recognition, and related video
Symposium “ Visible Value: growing youth work in Europe” (31 May – 1 June 2023, Budapest)