This study highlights the diversity of youth work practice, the variety of actors involved, the observable trends in the sector, features of successful youth work and the range of outcomes associated with that success. Furthermore, it presents a comparative overview of the frameworks which support youth work at the national level across the EU.
The primary objective of the Eurobarometer survey conducted in April 2013 amongst 13.000 young people was to study young EU citizens’ participation in society, with special reference to attitudes towards participation in elections and intentions to participate in the European elections in 2014.
The projects presented in this brochure describe a fascinating panorama of activities undertaken by groups of young people or young individuals in the EU and beyond, which reflect their active, critical and responsible citizenship. They were all supported by the Youth in Action programme, in the form of Youth Exchanges, European Voluntary Service projects or training and networking projects for youth workers and youth organisations.
This booklet demonstrates some of the wide range of pioneering projects in Youth in Action programme that nurture the development of entrepreneurial skills.
The 2012 EU Youth Report is a joint report by the Council and the European Commission. It summarises the results of the first work cycle of the EU Youth Strategy (2010-2012) and establishes employment, social inclusion and health and well-being as new priorities in the youth field for the next three years.
Since 1996, the EU has promoted voluntary work by young people across Europe and beyond, through the European Voluntary Service (EVS), which is part of the Youth in Action programme.
This brochure gives some examples of how non-formal learning and Youth in Action contribute to building up young people’s knowledge and skills, and give them a glimpse of what it requires to seek and hold down a job or to become an entrepreneur.
Exchanges focus on a theme relevant to the participants' daily lives, such as young people in society, racism and xenophobia, understanding between different cultures and religions, women in society, local heritage, or the environment.
Youth Initiatives helps young people to try out their own ideas, to devise their own projects and to carry them out in their own way and so to develop entrepreneurial skills. This fact-sheet presents some examples of the thousands of projects completed so far.
Youth Democracy projects aim at boosting young people’s involvement in the democratic process at local, regional and European level.
The European voluntary service enables young people to go abroad to provide unpaid service for a maximum of one year. This fact sheet presents some examples of the hundreds of projects completed so far.
The youth in action programme provides the opportunity for those involved in youth work to come together and compare experiences, and helps improve the quality of their work, and get better results out of the programme. This fact sheet presents some of the many youth support projects completed so far.
The central target group for the study is people between 15 and 24 years; secondary attention has been given to children from 12 to 15 and young adults from 24 to 29. The study describes current trends in youth culture in Europe, identifies obstacles of young people to access culture, names studies and statistics, and catalogues inspiring and successful examples from different countries.
2011 was designated as the EU-China Year of Youth with a view to further promoting and deepening partnerships between Europe and Chine. This publication provides an overview of the year.
The general objective of the study was to provide inputs, based on experiences from and practices in the Member States, to the design of a system of using indicators that will support the Commission in developing youth policy guided by knowledge and evidence.