History of Youth Work in Europe: A podcast as part of the "Youth work essentials" By EU-CoE youth partnership

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In this episode we are talking with Howard Williamson and Jan Vanhee on the history of youth work in Europe. This podcast has been produced for the MOOC on Essentials of Youth Work.

Howard Williamson is a youth worker and a Professor of European Youth Policy at the University of South Wales, UK. He has worked on youth issues in practice, research and policy throughout his life, and has been involved with both the Council of Europe and the European Commission since the 1980s. His work with and for young people has been recognised with some high level awards in British society and he continues to support grass-roots youth work in Wales.

Jan Vanhee works on European and international youth policy in the Division for Youth at the Department for Culture, Youth, and Media in the Flemish Community of Belgium. He is youth affairs attaché with the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU (Flemish Representation), represents Belgium (Flanders) in the EU Youth Working Party and on the Council of Europe’s Intergovernmental Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and follows all major political developments and debates on youth(work) issues in Europe and beyond. His special interests include EU-relations, the Council of Europe, the United Nations, civil society policy, youth (work) policy, human rights, democracy, youth mobility, co-operation on youth issues with South Africa, social work, migration and extreme poverty reduction.

Podcast host: Dariusz Grzemny
Original languageEnglish
TypeContribution to a Podcast
Media of outputOnline Podcast
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2020


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