Youth work in Croatia: collecting pieces for a mosaic

Bužinkić, Emina and Ćulum, Bojana and Horvat, Martina and Kovačić, Marko (2015) Youth work in Croatia: collecting pieces for a mosaic. Child and youth services, 36 (1). pp. 30-55. ISSN 0145-935X (Print), 1545-2298 (Online)

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This article explores the historical development of youth work in Croatia. By drawing from available data and personal experience, we describe three key phases of youth work development in a post-conflict country: (a) the period of the early 1990s as a “direct peace building" youth work; (b) the rise of nonformal education during the mid and late 1990s; and (c) the growth of a networked youth sector and its focus on youth policy advocacy starting in 2000. In addition, we refer to today's context, particularly because of its project-management orientation. Such categorization highlights various practices that we consider to represent youth work in a specific and contested national framework. Work with young people with fewer opportunities is being presented as a case, building on our observation that contemporary youth work continues to be embedded in civil society development and nonformal education, facing challenges of funding-driven discourse and unsystematic support.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Language: English.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historical perspective, social exclusion of youth, youth with fewer opportunities, youth work
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Depositing User: Karolina Vranješ
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2015 09:53
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2015 09:53

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