European and international dimensions
We developed the Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally within the context of ‘European youth policies and programmes’.
What is a youth worker?
Youth worker education and training varies throughout the different European countries. In some countries, youth work study programmes exist and in others not
What is meant by youth?
YOUTH is best understood as a period of transition from the dependence of childhood to adulthood’s independence.
Adaptation to specific contexts
Competences are always connected to a specific context (intercultural work, youth work, social work, etc.).
The principles of non-formal learning
This competence model is specifically adapted to European youth work and the principles of non-formal learning. The following principles are applicable to every competence.