International youth work data report
To strengthen the recognition of international youth work as a non-formal learning environment and give it greater visibility, it is necessary to build a robust body of data on the activities in this field and open that information up to the wider public. This makes it possible to recognise certain developments and trends in international youth work and on that basis, make recommendations for the community at large – creating an effective, evidence-based tool for policymakers and practitioners in this field.
A feasibility study and a workshop for experts produced recommendations for compiling an overview of existing instruments and processes for gathering data and selecting a suitable general approach. These recommendations were discussed by representatives of bilateral youth offices, JUGEND für Europa, selected nationwide organisations and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ). This resulted in a concept for the publication of a regular data report for international youth work. The first report is scheduled to appear in spring 2020.