Fourth analytical paper published: Learning from the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Youth Work in Europe
In preparation for the 3rd European Youth Work Convention and implementing the European Youth Work Agenda, several analytical papers have been commissioned. The fourth one has now been published: Learning from the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Youth Work in Europe by Andreas Karsten.
This resource paper seeks to illustrate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on youth work in Europe, explores what can be learnt from the effects of the pandemic and the responses of youth work to its effects, and outlines needs and suggests options to support youth work during and after the pandemic.
The paper also shows that the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the systematic fragilities of youth work across Europe. It hopes for the European Youth Work Agenda to clear the path for some, if not all, of the necessary structural changes. The Agenda could do that through generating purposeful, dedicated and generous support as well as a substantive strengthening of the infrastructure and conditions for digitalisation within youth work, so that youth work can focus on creating spaces and building bridges with and for young people.
We highly recommend this insightful read! You can find it in the Resources section of the Convention part of this website. Enjoy reading!