social pedagogue


Social pedagogues provide care, support, and education to children and young persons with different backgrounds or capabilities. They develop educational processes for young persons to be in charge of their own experiences, using a multi-disciplinary approach set to the learning experience. Social pedagogues contribute to the individuals' learning, welfare, and societal inclusion, and put an emphasis on building self-reliance.

Scope notes

Social pedagogues include in their practice the contributions of family members and other relevant professionals to the task of educating children and young people.

Alternative label

  • socio-cultural animator

  • community social pedagogue

  • community educator

  • social outreach worker

  • qualified social pedagogue

  • social pedagogy team worker

  • cultural animator

  • social pedagogy practitioner

  • social educator

  • social work pedagogue

  • practitioner in social pedagogy

  • social pedagogy project worker

  • social pedagogue cultural animation

  • community education practitioner

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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