The last two years we had a Strategic Partnership that was aiming at Mapping Professional Open Youth Work in Europe to get a better understanding of the field, collect expectations from young people and youth workers alike and to show more of its effects and values to the outside world.

LOGBOOK is one result of this project and in this third issue we tell a bit more also about other results such as the Declaration of Principles of Professional Open Youth Work.

And we concentrate in this third edition on youth work as a profession. Starting with some thoughts about what profession/professional actually mean and looking into some realities of professionalisation of youth work e.g. from Croatia and Switzerland. Plus we hear about the European Training Strategy and two strong opinions from experienced youth workers on the current situation of the profession.

Furthermore this time we put the spot on professional open youth work in Finland, Lithuania and South Tyrol.

We also look into developing detached youth work by sharing knowledge and training within a European project.

And last but not least we let young people and youth workers have their say: Ingigerður and Óli are our young person/youth worker duo from Iceland this time and Carolyn and Terencia came to visit from Indiana in the United States and share some of their thoughts.

Enjoy the browsing of LOGBOOK and join us in the discussion!

Alex Beweis

Alexandra Beweis
Chief Editor

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This project is financed with the support of the European Commission. The information and views set out in this Magazine are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein


LOGBOOK is a product of the Strategic Partnership „Mapping professional open youth work in Europe“ coordinated by poywe – professional open youth work in Europe, Austria, 1020 Vienna, Lilienbrunngasse 18/2/47 – all rights reserved

Chief Editor: Alexandra Beweis
Editors:  Pauline Grace, Ante Martic, Dick Smit

Third Issue: September  2016


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