NEW Module 6 – International Youth Work

Welcome! We are delighted to introduce our newest addition to the suite of interactive modules developed for youthworkandyou.org.

The International Youth Work module is brought to you by Léargas, the Irish National Agency for Erasmus+ and the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in collaboration with the the Centre for Youth Research and Development (CYRD) in Maynooth University.

The International Youth Work module is designed to enhance your understanding of international youth work within the context of European programmes such as Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps. It explores what is meant by international youth work in this context as well as the impact of engagement in these programmes on youth workers, organisations and young people. The module highlights the contribution of such engagement in bringing added value to quality youth work. It is designed to develop the capacity of those involved in youth work to bring an international dimension to their work within their own specific contexts.

1. What is International Youth Work?

2. Why engage in International Youth Work?

3. How to engage in International Youth Work

Each unit contains an interactive video along with downloadable resource material you can access on a variety of devices. All videos are subtitled in English. The video is in the region of 20-30 minutes with the interactivity and about five minutes if you watch the original video straight through without the interactivity. Both options are available below. While individual video are informative in its own right, the interactive dimension invites you to engage more deeply with the topic, to ‘watch, read, reflect and act.’

The downloadable resource in pdf format delves deeper again and provides additional information and resources on each unit’s topic. It is entirely up to you how to engage with the material though we suggest that there is an value in engaging with each unit sequentially.

The module content was developed by Léargas and the National Youth Council of Ireland in collaboration with CYRD at Maynooth University. You can learn more about the team who developed the module here.

Unit 1 – What is International Youth Work?

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Unit 2 – Why do International Youth Work?

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Downloadable Resource
Module 5 Unit 2
Original Video Unit 2

Unit 3 – How to engage in lnternational Youth Work?

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Original Video Unit 3

More Sources and Resources

You will find additional Sources and Resources on this and other Youth Work topics here.

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