Cooperation among various fields needs time for meetings and developing
mutual understanding and respect.
Thus regarding youth work it needs the willingness for increasing the
resources for youth work in general to enable it to fulfil its tasks in
generic, target and indicated prevention, including personnel as well as
infrastructure but also investment in education and training.
✓✓ At the generic level the experts are focusing on ways for systemic
cooperation between youth work and various stakeholders such as
formal education or welfare services. Suggestions are made on how
to support youth workers and educators in general to deal with the
newly occurring challenges.
✓✓ At the targeted level the experts are highlighting the importance of
establishing structural, long lasting, sustainable partnerships between
the youth sector and – among others – the formal education, social,
health and security sectors. Moreover they call for the formation of
networks at the national level where youth workers can seek advice,
guidance and support.
✓✓ At the indicated level, the experts encourage a multi-stakeholder
cooperation for tailor-made interventions for young people. At
the same time they invite the security sector to collaborate
systematically with youth workers to maximise the preventive impact
in a way in which the values of youth work are respected. Finally,
the recommendations stress the need to provide specialised training
along with the necessary resources and equipment to youth workers
to meet the additional requirements at this level of prevention.