This core principle relates to the fact that all young people should have access to local quality youth work. All young people having access does not, however, mean that all youth work activities should be open to all young people. There will always be a need for targeted youth work in order to reach certain groups and/or to handle specific issues. Young people will always organise themselves on the basis of ideas and interests that, in practise, exclude other groups.
What this core principle states is that if some groups, e.g. girls or young migrants, are not reached there has to be outreached youth work that actively invites them and offers them the same opportunities as the majority benefits from.
It also means that youth work that directs itself to all young people, for example an open youth centre, must secure that it does not discriminate any group of young people. Besides obvious rules for admission, etc., this also means that it has to see to that there are no forms of in-direct discrimination through the way activities are initiated, organised, marketed and carried out. All young people must, in this case, feel invited and confident that they will have a fair and respectful treatment when taking part.
To what degree does our local youth work meet this bullet point?
Are there sides/aspects of it that are not reached?
Are there differences related to different activities?
Are there differences related to different groups of young people?
Are there differences related to different youth work providers?
Are there other differences? Related to what?
What different steps do we need to take in order to meet this bullet point?
Do we miss any knowledge that we need?
Do we need to take contact with stakeholders not present in our discussions?
Do we need to develop new competences, methods, work processes or organisational structures?
Can we find good practices or tools that might help us to improve this?
Do we have positive experiences from other areas of youth work that we can use also in this case?
Are there other organisations that we can contact and learn from regarding this?
Do we need to take other measures?
Do we have to revise our perspectives and/or priorities regarding youth work?