SLOW Youth Work

Type of tool: 
Multimedia tool – Report
60-90 min
Topics addressed: 
Youth policies

SLOW Youth Work is a new concept showing youth work which can contribute most to society is a holistic process that necessitates time, depth, process, continuity, sustainability and autonomy.


The project aimed to promote long-term and inclusive youth work policy and practice in the project partner countries, but also across Europe. The development of SLOW youth work as a concept aims to make an impact on the overall youth work development.

Step by step process: 

Exploring the pace of work performed by youth workers in their daily jobs
Introduction to the concept of SLOW youth work and its main characteristics
Presentation of the project outputs
Discussion about the potential for applying the concept in youth work development

Materials and resources: 

The resources developed as part of the project, available at:
IO1: Research Report When policy meets practice: Fast World Slow Youth Work

IO2: Compendium of good practices and Guidelines for Youth Work practitioners

IO3: Policy Pack: In the world of Youth Work, Slow is Good

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