Considering the overall aims of the Europe Goes Local strategic partnership (A)Support the recognition, practice and quality development of youth work as part of municipal youth policy; B) Strengthen the European and international dimension of youth work at the municipal level; C) Develop strategies and measures for National Agencies of the Erasmus+ youth programme to support youth work; D) Contribute to the development of youth work as part of European cooperation in the youth field.), in line with the recommendations of the 2nd Youth Work Convention and the newly adopted Council of Europe recommendation on youth work, the Steering Group of the project set the target of creating a European Charter on Local Youth Work (thereinafter “the Charter”) through a series of actions and activities at the European, national and local levels.
To achieve a broad consensus and create ownership of the Charter, a Europe-wide consultation process has been implemented with the support of the National Agencies and with the participation of the National Working Groups.
All National Working Groups took an active role in shaping the text of the Charter, to build a common tool that is based on a broad consensus of the youth sector all over Europe.
The Charter was launched on 4 June 2019 at the 3rd European Event of the Europe Goes Local network.
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