International Journal of Open Youth Work

And here it is – the first edition of the International Journal of Open Youth Work!

The Journal aims to privilege the narrative of youth work practice, methodology and reality. It is a peer-reviewed journal providing research and practice-based investigation, provocative discussion and analysis on issues affecting youth work globally. The Journal aspires to promote and improve the professional status of open youth work celebrating and interrogating professional youth work skills, and enabling critical reflection on both policy and practice. A commitment to the co-writing process means that we are taking seriously the notion of practice informed by theory and theory based on practice.

The Journal is the result of an Erasmus + Programme funded strategic partnership project: “European network of youth work research TRI Network”, between Newman University (UK), Ungdom og Fritid – the Norwegian national youth club organization (NO), Malmö University college (SE), the University of Iceland (IC), the Institute for Policy Research and Analysis (LT), and Professional Open Youth Work in Europe (located in Austria, while representing seven European countries).

Enjoy reading it online here.