attainment of media literacy through youth work activities
The above outcomes are mainly associated with the practice of cultural activities or cultural expression. However, the contribution of youth work to culture should not be limited to these. Though more scarcely, the country reports also mention youth work activities that aim at other forms of outcomes, namely: • Improving the understanding of culture among young people; • Preservation of culture or cultural sites through youth work activities; • Media literacy. Some country reports (e.g. BE [fr], DE, FI) mention the activities of youth organisations that aim at improving the understanding of certain cultural forms. For example, the report of the French Speaking Community of Belgium describes the work of the Royal Opera in Wallonia together with the federation of youth clubs (maisons de jeunes), to change the perception of classical music among young people. The project consists of awareness-raising and the engagement of young people in preparation of an opera performance and it reached over 1000 young people in 2011.
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