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Forthcoming policy developments
The national framework on non-formal education of children and young people will be extended to other field of youth work, going beyond open youth work on the local level.
The implementation of the 2017 law on Secondary Education (loi du 29 août 2017 portant sur l'enseignement secondaire), by which offers of youth work in schools were introduced, is ongoing. Based on the initial experiences, further developments, on how youth work can be implemented in schools and which resources are required, are under discussion. Youth work in Luxembourg was and is still strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The work routine for many youth workers was fundamentally changed during the lockdown because most of the structures for young people were closed (such as youth centers but also projects and campaigns). A budget increase, which was initially planned for 2021, and the coming years can probably not be realised. As a result, in a mid-term and long-term perspective, there might be a certain stagnation regarding the recruitment of new personal and the further development of new structures or projects in the field of youth work. A positive aspect is that providers of youth work were somehow forced to deal with the closure of the facilities and had to find digital solutions. This might be a promising impetus for the further development of methods of digital youth work and its implementation.