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EACEA National Policies Platform


10. Youth work

10.7 Raising awareness about youth work

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Information providers
  2. Key initiatives


Information providers


Youth work is the main agent of youth policy in the German-speaking Community. All funded youth organizations promote the value of non-formal and informal learning through youth center activities, organized youth work, outreach youth work and youth information.

In that sense, awareness-raising about non-formal and informal learning and quality youth work is done by the main actors in the youth field through their daily activities: youth organizations, youth centers, the Youth Office (Jugendbüro), youth information points, and the Council of the German-speaking Youth (Rat der Deutschsprachigen Jugend, RDJ) are responsible for disseminating information amongst young people.


Key initiatives


Ready for the Camp (Fit für's Lager)

The information event on youth summer camps of the Ministry for Youth which takes place every second year was fundamentally rethought in 2019, in collaboration with the Youth Council. The new concept was a great success and attracted many volunteer youth leaders from almost all youth organizations in the German-speaking Community.

Various institutions and actors active in the health sector, the youth sector, the cultural sector and even police and firefighters introduced themselves during an interactive information market and presented their offers and services in a concrete and practical way.

A short film was produced for its first edition in 2019, raising awareness for associative youth work.

In 2021, the event had to be organised virtually because of the Corona pandemic.

Youth Office

Movie on Open and Outreach Youth Work

Four youth workers give an insight into their everyday working lives. They talk about relationship work, youth participation and what makes a good youth worker. The movie has been published online and can be viewed here:


The picker is a half-yearly information brochure of the youth office with information and offers for young people and those who work with them in and out of school.