provision of educational and career guidance
Youth work can also contribute to education and training through provision of educational and career guidance. Some countries have developed networks of guidance services that are part of the formal education system, in others the guidance structures are independent from schools and are provided by youth workers (for example, Denmark, Germany or France). In Denmark for example, youth guidance is subject to specific regulation; it is delivered by a network of over 1100 counsellors and each young person has the right to access to these professionals. Youth guidance centres in Denmark are a strong element of government strategy to reach the target on upper-secondary education attainment. In France the provision of vocational guidance is one of the key tasks of the youth information services network (CIDJ, CRIJ, BIJ and PIJ). About half of the requests for information received by this network from young people concerns vocational guidance.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
<BODY>The term "youth work" describes a wide range of activities, themes and actions offered by different actors in different fields and in different forms. However, youth work differs significantly from other policy areas through its three main characteristics, which are its nature: focus on young people, personal development and voluntary participation. In total there are eight fields of action: youth in the world, participation, health and well-being, employment and training, volunteering, social inclusion, creativity and culture.</BODY>
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
This report was developed between August 2012 and October 2013. During this period, the research team: • carried out a review of what is already known and what gaps exist in knowledge on the topic of youth work in the EU; • created a typology of different youth work activities across the EU; • mapped the national context of youth work in each Member State through an examination of definitions, legal frameworks, the situation of youth workers, the role and value of youth work and the impact (this was completed in January 2013 and thus reflects the situation as of then); • held a seminar with stakeholders to share knowledge and expertise and discuss the preliminary results of the study; • carried out case studies with youth work initiatives and activities exploring the stories behind their success.
between August 2012 and October 2013