The contribution of youth work to address the challenges young people are facing, in particular the transition from education to employment. Results of the expert group set up under the European Union Work Plan for Youth for 2014-2015
The findings of the expert group detail the role of youth work and its specific contribution to addressing the challenges young people face, in particular the transition from education to employment. In this context, youth work is defined as ‘actions directed towards young people regarding activities where they take part voluntarily, designed for supporting their personal and social development through non-formal and informal learning’.
The report of the expert group clearly demonstrates the link between youth work principles and practice and its contribution to addressing the challenges young people are facing. The report further provides evidence for this connection, with examples of practices, especially in the transition from education to employment.