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The impact of Youth Work in Europe

This web based resource was produced as part of a European project funded by Erasmus+ Key Action 2 in the field of ‘Strategic Partnerships for Youth’, and the title of the key action was ‘Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices’. The project was entitled ‘Developing and Communicating the Impact of Youth Work in Europe’, and the reference number was 2015-3-UK01-KA205-022861.

The project, led by Associate Professor Jon Ord, took place between 2016 and 2018 and aimed to independently identify the impact of open access youth work in each of the following five European countries – the UK (England), Finland, Estonia, Italy and France. A participatory evaluation methodology entitled ‘Transformative Evaluation’ was used to generate young people’s own accounts of the impact of youth work on their lives. One of the outputs of the project was to provide free access to on-line training resources to enable the use of Transformative Evaluation more widely.

The materials below were created by Dr Susan Cooper, and have been translated to support access. We hope that you will find these useful. Please do share your experience with us if you use these resources as feedback is a valuable source for further development of the methodology. Simply click to download any of our these resources: