Socioeconomic scope of youth work

The Youth Partnership of the European Commission and the Council of Europe have commissioned a study on the socio-economic scope of youth work.


The study has been carried out by the Institut für Sozialarbeit und Sozialpädagogik in Frankfurt/Germany.

Although there is a wide range and diversity of youth work experiences in European countries, at the moment there is only limited specific information available on this sector. The aim of the study was therefore to provide a comparative overview and analysis of youth activities, especially regarding

  • the sectors of specific and related youth activities

  • the money and time invested in them;

  • the number of people employed and

  • the young people participating in these activities.  

The final report covers the following 10 countries: Austria, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania and Spain and has been published as

ISS (Institut für Sozialarbeit und Sozialpädagogik) (2007): The Socioeconomic scope of Youth Work in Europe. Study commissioned by the Youth Partnership of European Commission and Council of Europe.

The report is available as a download from:  

Last Updated ( Saturday, 03 January 2009 )