chance for participants to gather experience in a real setting
Youth work activities are often at least partly youth led. Young people are supported to take initiative and to design, implement and often also evaluate their activities. In many cases this gives them an opportunity to practice their skills and competence in a real setting. Though youth work is not equivalent to a working experience, engagement in certain youth work activities can give young people an experience that they can value on their CVs. This is in particular the case for those youth work activities where young people take leadership or ownership for organising and managing activities either over a certain period of time or for a more substantial activity.
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