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Back European Youth Work Agenda

Author(s): German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Date: 2020

Summary link to Recognition: 

The European Youth Work Agenda (EYWA) represents a strong step in the recognition of youth work. As a result of years of focused youth work development from local to regional, national and European level, both the European Union and the Council of Europe cooperated to bring youth work to the next level. The EYWA was first called for in the final declaration of the 2nd European Youth Work Convention in 2015. The task of establishing it comes from the European Union’s Youth Sector Strategy 2019-2027 and the Council of Europe’s Recommendation on youth work from 2017. 

The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth established the EYWA during the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the German Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

One of the objectives of the EYWA is to enhance the promotion and recognition of youth work, however it can also be argued that all the objectives of the EYWA work towards recognition. The objectives include; establishing youth work as an essential part of youth policies, ensuring and expanding the provision of youth work, strengthening the common ground of youth work through co-operation between and beyond the youth work community of practice, supporting the further development of quality youth work, supporting the ability of youth work to tackle emerging challenges and innovate its practices, and ensuring a strong role for youth work in the new normal.



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