Participation, Citizenship and Democracy are highly debated and very important in times of post-democracy, fake news and hate speech.

LOGBOOK #4 is joining that discussion and takes a closer look at what these concepts mean in the context of professional open youth work. Pauline and John Grace have recently published a “Handbook Participation” and start us off with contributing the lead article for this issue.

Furthermore we explore what these terms mean for the work with LGBTQ young people, young refugees in Europe, youngsters with mental health issues or in the context of digital youth work. We present a low-threshold project form the Netherlands that aims to include children and young people with a migration background into the community by using soccer and we learn that young people can be very active and successful, when they set out to protect their youth services.

Last but not least Manfred Zentner poses the question why young people do not participate (in the ways politics uses to offer).

Furthermore this time we put the spot on professional open youth work in Estonia, Iceland and Serbia.

And we hear from Maddie and Helen – a young person and “her” youth worker from England.

Enjoy the browsing of LOGBOOK #4 and let us know what you think!

Alex Beweis

Alexandra Beweis
Chief Editor

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The creation of LOGBOOK Magazine was 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, Dick Smit

Fourth Issue: August 2017


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