As part of its objective to facilitate and support the dialogue between youth policy, youth work practice and youth research, the EU-Council of Europe youth partnership has developed a series of guidelines and tools for actors in this field. This publication introduces the readers to what is understood by youth research today, what youth knowledge networks are available at European and national levels and the resources they offer for knowledge-based youth policy and practice.
Examples from different countries show the diversity of structures and approaches across Europe. Models of co-operation among policy makers, researchers, practitioners and young people, as well as their organisations, are introduced and guidelines and approaches are shared at the end. Questions for reflection conclude each section to support the development of youth knowledge networks in various contexts.
YOUTH RESEARCH IN THE TRIANGLE OF GOVERNANCE: WHAT, WHY AND HOW?
ACTORS, STRUCTURES AND YOUTH KNOWLEDGE SOURCES
European youth knowledge networks
National youth knowledge networks
Other youth knowledge structures
EU–COUNCIL OF EUROPE YOUTH PARTNERSHIP: THINK TANK AND KNOWLEDGE SUPPORTER FOR THE YOUTH SECTOR
RESOURCES PRODUCED BY YOUTH KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS AND ACTORS
EUROPEAN AND COUNTRY-SPECIFIC YOUTH INDICATORS
KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS AND MODELS OF CO-OPERATION AMONG YOUTH POLICY MAKERS, RESEARCHERS, PRACTITIONERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE
GUIDELINES FOR CO-OPERATION ON YOUTH KNOWLEDGE
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