support of practice of cultural activities
Youth work clearly contributes to the practice of cultural activities. All of the countries analysed have in place programmes, measures or large scale initiatives which give young people access to diverse forms of cultural activity. In many countries these activities reach a fairly large share of young people. 14 % of young people in the EU say they have participated in activities of a cultural organisation in the year preceding the survey. These activities are typically after-school classes consisting of diverse forms of cultural expression that tend to be publicly funded. In certain countries these forms of youth work represent an important proportion of publicly funded youth work provision. It could also be argued that an important proportion of activities aimed at making young people practice cultural activities in a non-selective manner and not necessarily driven towards excellence, are a form of youth work (even if the national framework would define youth work differently).
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>
Gemeinschaft/ Gemeinden/ Kommunen
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