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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.9 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 16 March 2023

Forthcoming policy developments

The development of professionalisation and quality assurance of in youth work is an ongoing debate. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, the national youth agency, took up youth work professionalisation and quality assurance. The agency developed a supervision mechanism within which each youth worker is assigned a supervisor, a senior youth worker, to ensure the quality of their work. In 2022 the agency organised an international conference on youth work supervision where a number of youth workers from different European countries got together to share their and learn from each other’s practices. The idea is that this group of youth workers develops a system of international peer supervision processes.


Ongoing debates

The National Youth Policy called out for the setting of a system for youth proofing that ensures that all enacted legislations, formulated policies, strategic plans and initiatives take young people and their particular needs into consideration. The implementation of such a strategy has already started to be discussed with relevant stakeholders during the annual national youth conference organised by Agenzija Zghazagh.