Inclusion Through Employability: Youth Work approaches to unemployment

Ian Goldring, Marija Kljajic, Tony Geudens 

January 2011

The context youth work currently has to deal with is one of increasing challenges on multiple fronts. The profiles of the target groups for inclusion policies are becoming more diverse as exclusion threatens a broader range of young people. Likewise, the moments in youth transitions where risks of exclusion arise are multiplying – as the process of transition to an autonomous working life is itself becoming longer. Thus youth workers and policymakers are facing both growing volume and increasing complexity of the problem…