In 2016 Lithuania is celebrating 20 years of Youth Policy and 10 years of institutional support for youth work. During the study visit, participants have got acquainted with Youth Policy implementation through youth work in Lithuania.
The program of the study visit focused on analysing and understanding: the legal basis for youth work, experience tools used in youth worker certification system. Time was devoted to meeting the representatives of the Department of Youth Affairs under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour to discuss youth work development direction in Lithuania. Moreover, participants visited local youth centres and met youth work practicioners. Newest forms of youth work being established in Lithuania were presented: detached youth work, mobile youth work. Participants got acquainted with latest research on youth work implementation in Lithuania. The Study Visit aimed to provide an overview of Lithuanian youth work practices and present Lithuanian youth worker certification system.

The study visit was implemented under the KA2 project: “Youth Work Recognition with Self-Assessment and Accreditation”. The project is being implemented by partners: Institute for Policy Research and Analysis (Lithuania), OPPORTUNITY (UK), Centre for Intercultural Dialogue (CID, Macedonia). The study visits gathered 15 participants from UK, Macedonia and Lithuania.

To read the full report for the study visit, please click here.