At any time, in any part of Europe, enthusiastic, committed youth workers and young people are engaging in effective and productive youth work activities, regardless of the resources available to them.
This third issue of “Essentials” closes the exploration of the youth sector triangle of governance, featuring the pillar of youth work practice. What is youth work and how is it defined? Who is involved in it and what are its benefits for young people? Where does youth work happen and based on which principles? What are the policies, programmes and funding that recognise it and support its quality development?
This issue zooms in on the essential features of youth work that need to be in place for it to have a wider and more enduring impact on the lives of young people across Europe. It does so by giving a general illustration of the main features of youth work in Europe and by offering tips on European standards, resources, networks and programmes that contribute to a better environment and experience of youth work at all levels.