What are current developments and trends we can observe in youth work and related fields? Why do we need innovation, and how can we understand innovation in a European context? What are the driving factors? What are dilemmas and tensions that youth work faces in this context? Is youth work up to the challenge?

The EAYW background paper looks in particular at the contributions that will be presented during the first edition of the EAYW. It tries to answer the question of what these contributions might represent in terms of trends and innovation that we can currently observe in the field. The thought-provoking hypotheses based the inputs of 36 contributors as well as existing literature presented in this paper aim to stimulate further reflections during the upcoming event.

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