Youth transitions

​​​​​​​The theory of youth transitions has been used as a foundation for youth policy development since the late 70s. Youth policy should support young people and make the transition to autonomy and adulthood smoother.

These days, youth transitions are not linear nor stable, mostly because of more volatile living, study and working conditions. This makes youth transitions an important lens through which we can understand the changing realities of young people, as well as reflect on how policies and support services should adapt.

The Youth Partnership carries out broad and thematic research into young people’s lives to help the youth sector adjust its policies and direction to the needs and aspirations of young people.