provision of opportunities for political activism
The majority of country reports describe the existence of some forms of youth councils or youth representation bodies that give young people the opportunity to express themselves about policies that concern them. Examples of such activity are Youth Parliaments, found in many EU countries. The Youth Parliament in Denmark, for example, presents a forum for children and young people from schools all over the country to be offered the opportunity to influence political decisions. Students write bills on cases they think should be changed and are on that basis selected to participate in the Youth Parliament Day in the Danish Parliament. On this day 178 students from eight and ninth form from Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Island discuss and vote on their own bills. Selected ministers and members of parliament participate during the day as well as a course leading to the event. At the end of the day the bills are presented to the Minister of Children and Education.
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