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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki
Republic of North Macedonia

Republic of North Macedonia

10. Youth work

10.8 Current debates and reforms

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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates


Forthcoming policy developments

The Union for Youth Work with the support of Agency of Youth and Sport is working on the preparation of the first accredited non-formal education program for Adult Vocational Education: Worker with Youth, in line with the 2018 Worker with Youth Vocational Standard, taking into account the diversity of youth work outlined in the Council of Europe Youth Work Recommendations, adopted by the Council of Ministers on 31 May 2017.

The preparation of the program and the education of the first youth workers will be in line with the previous experiences of informal education of youth workers in North Macedonia; The Quality Standards, the Code of Ethics for Youth Work and the Portfolio of Youth Workers prepared as part of the results of current processes towards recognizing youth work in North Macedonia.

Ongoing debates

Union for Youth Work together with other youth organizations and MPs are working on new (the first) Law on Youth Work. There is no public available information on the preparation process and when this law should be adopted.