In spring 2021, a second study commissioned by the European Commission on youth work in the EU was published after 2014. The study is based in particular on surveys of and interviews with youth workers, thus focusing on their views, experiences and recommendations. The study was carried out against the background of the coronavirus pandemic and therefore naturally also makes statements on this area (but not exclusively).
In the survey with 789 responses, eight online focus groups and eight case studies, two main needs are formulated. First, there is the need for more sustainable and operational funding as opposed to short-term project-based funding. Secondly, there is a need to improve the recognition of youth work.
In particular, from policy youth workers would like to see:
A comprehensive catalogue of recommendations and proposals for action is also formulated. A detailed look at the study is worthwhile: https://op.europa.eu/s/so6X