Taking Stock - Where are we now? Youth Work in contemporary Europe

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In a Europe facing the multiple challenges of economy/finance, the promotion of entrepreneurship, health (after Covid-19), war (in Ukraine), climate, energy, mobility and more, it is perhaps time to take stock of the youth sector and youth work within it, in order to move forward more confidently and critically. This book, after providing some sense of the path created for youth policy and youth work at the European level, seeks to unravel that legacy with the objective of distilling what need to be the essential building blocks for a youth work in the new Europe for the future, embracing play, participation and partnership, considering its economic as well as social value – the ‘bang for its buck’, and exploring the implications for youth worker education and training if ‘quality’ youth work is to be operationalised on the ground.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFlemish Government, Department for Culture, Youth and Media
Number of pages171
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024


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