As a result of the work carried out within the European Youth Empowerment Research Project (EYERP) a final edition of the User’s Guide for Youth Empowerment Practitioners and Beginners is published in this website.
You can download full versions of the User’s Guide in English, Slovak, Portuguese and German languages here:
Our goal was to produce a simple and coherent Guide, or a “Cookbook” for youth workers, practitioners, as well as beginners, with chapters that provide new methods and tools on youth empowerment and participation. We also wanted to illustrate that the work of the EYERP in the empowerment dimension is part of a process – a process that connects what has been achieved in the past with the present, which in turn prepares the ground for the future.
As for the recent past, the last two years have vividly displayed the importance of this research project, where we concentrated on sharing new experience, gaining new knowledge and providing tools to implement new methods, in order to make the lives of practitioners and youth workers a bit easier. This User’s Guide reflects the diversity of issues we have taken over in this process, that could improve and enrich youth work practice in Europe, as well as support and involve youngsters to become more active and independent. Basically, this User’s Guide investigates which approaches and methods can empower young people compared to others, which are particularly effective and whether they can be converted into practical tools and delivery methods. We hope that you will find it useful.