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4. Social Inclusion

4.7 Youth work to foster social inclusion

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  1. Policy/legal framework
  2. Main inclusive Youth-Work programmes and target groups
  3. Youth work providers in the field of social inclusion for young people
  4. Training and support for youth workers engaged in social inclusion programmes
  5. Financial support
  6. Quality assurance

Policy/legal framework

In Denmark, there are no public programmes funded by top-level authorities applying to youth work fostering social inclusion.

Volunteers in private associations and organisations primarily carry out youth work. Top-level authorities have established a legal framework for the financial support of private associations and organisations.

Private initiatives for youth work fostering social inclusion may apply for public funding from three different pools, like any other type of associations.

See section 2.1 for a detailed description of the funding rules and general criteria that apply to all associations.

 

The Act on Non-formal General Adult Education

Municipalities are obliged to provide financial support for activities for young people under the age of 25 years old when the associations are democratic, open and available to all persons who approve the objectives and involves general adult education via non-formal learning. These activities often involve youth work. Social inclusion is not a criteria for funding.

 

The profits from the national lottery and football pools

The profits from the national lottery and football pools fund national organisations within non-formal general adult education, youth activities, sports, and culture. The Danish Youth Council (DUF) is responsible for the allocation of funding for youth organisations. Youth work is a key priority. Social inclusion can also be a priority.

 

The Act on Social Services

The Act on Social Services § 18, funds voluntary social work in associations and organisations. The activities may involve youth work. Social inclusion is not a criteria for funding.

 

Main inclusive Youth-Work programmes and target groups

There are no programmes funded or organised by top level authorities.

 

Youth work providers in the field of social inclusion for young people

The Danish Youth Council (DUF) allocates public funds for youth associations and organisations. Youth associations and organisations can apply for funding for operating and project funding. Some of the projects can involve social inclusion.

When receiving funding from DUF, associations must formulate a project report when the project has ended.

 

Training and support for youth workers engaged in social inclusion programmes

There are no top-level youth work programmes fostering social inclusion. Therefore, there is no training or support made available by top-level authorities to youth workers active in social inclusion programmes.

Competences and skills required in youth work are recognised according to the same rules as voluntary activities. See section 2.7

There is no youth work foundation or institute of youth work or top-level contribution to the professional development of youth workers.

 

Financial support

For financial support of associations and organisations, see above and see section 2.1

 

Quality assurance

There is no inclusive youth work programme.