This website was designed to make open youth work and especially youth centres better known as places of open youth work and to support their work. For this purpose we publish information about youth centres in Europe, their activities and studies about youth work. In addition, together with young people, professionals, scientists, we create a profile of what youth centres should look like and from which requirements profile of employees we should start. For decision-makers in politics we compile a collection of facts why it makes sense to promote open youth work, especially in youth centres.
In our understanding, the term “youth centres” describes a place where young people can meet, develop their skills and work together. Between the different regions and legal frameworks, however, there is a completely different understanding of the context and framework for services, support and implementation of activities.