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EACEA National Policies Platform


10. Youth work

10.8 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 12 January 2021
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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates


Forthcoming policy developments


Discussions are ongoing on the development of a National Life-skills Programme. Life-skills are a set of personal and social skills acquired through youth work and non-formal and informal learning that can be used to address issues, questions and problems commonly encountered in the course of daily human life. The idea is to develop such a course that young people can engage in voluntarily after secondary school completion. The course is being envisaged to lead to an MQF Level 4 certification.


Ongoing debates


After 4 years of coming into action there are some debates on revising the Youth Work Profession Act. This is mainly an issue that is discussed between the Maltese association of Youth Workers and the Youth work Profession Board. The main concerns relate a youth worker insurance and the continuous professional development and youth work specialisations