European Academy on Youth Work

The European Academy on Youth Work aims to promote the development of quality youth work, to support its capacity to react to current and future developments, and to contribute to creating a common ground on youth work and youth work policy. To this end, it focuses on supporting innovation in youth work, as a response to the trends, challenges and uncertainties faced by young people in today’s fast-changing societies.

The EAYW offers a platform for exchange and knowledge gathering on trends and developments in and with relevance to the youth field in Europe, and on innovative youth work responses to these trends and developments.

Main EAYW activities

The third cycle of the EAYW has started, leading up to the 3rd residential EAYW event, which will take place again in Slovenia from 14 – 17 May 2024. Upcoming activities and calls are announced in the News below and on our social media pages.

The second EAYW event took place in June 2022 in Slovenia with over 160 participants from the European youth work community of practice. Participants explored over 30 innovative practices and discussed what is needed to initiate, support and sustain innovation in youth work. Read the final report, or watch the video about the 2nd EAYW on our YouTube channel.

Download the visual summaries or watch the recordings of our webinar series Learning in times of disruption and change.

You would like to know more about innovation in youth work? Check out the Study on Innovation in Youth Work (2021). More here.

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