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10. Youth work

10.8 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 19 March 2024

Forthcoming policy developments

The drafting of a framework law for the recognition of youth workers is currently under discussion at a national level.

Ongoing debates

Following the lockdown period, the Department for Family Policies published the Guidelines for the safe management of formal and non-formal educational activities with minors after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Guidelines serve to allow the restarting of educational activities for the wellbeing of minors out of schools, interrupted because of the emergency. Aligning with these indications, the public call “EduCare” finances 35 million of euros, to support the renewal of educational, recreational and gaming activities of children and teenagers, strongly affected by the first phases of the health emergency of COVID-19.

The targets of the call are local bodies, individually or as partnerships; public and private schools of every grade; educational services for childhood and public and private childhood school, no-profit organizations in the form of third sector bodies and religious and clerical bodies.