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10. Youth Work

Last update: 1 July 2024

Youth Work, in other words socio-educational activity for young people, as is the official translation of the term "Youth Working" in EU texts, is an emerging field of action in the field of youth. The General Secretariat of Vocational Education, Training and Lifelong Learning as the competent government body for youth in the country, implements a series of policies to strengthen it, increases its quality and raises awareness about it. 

Youth Work is considered to belong to the sphere of non-formal and informal learning through the activities that will be followed in the context of meeting the needs of groups and organizations of young people. It is inspired by a series of values and methods at a European level which mainly consists of the voluntary employment of young people and hearing their voice from different cultural and social environments. It is a tool for personal development - social integration and active citizenship and is implemented as a social practice.