This is the result of a study visit entitled Youth Work in Lebanon and Cultural Identities: “Diversity of Communities: Richness or?”, held in Lebanon from the 22nd to the 27th June 2015 that gave the chance to contribute, during five days, to the overall reflection about youth work in Lebanon with a specific focus on youth engagement related to religious or political affiliations. The specific aim of this study is to supply some new keys for reading the diversity in the youth field, strategies and good practices of youth work facing the complex situation in the country.
That activity has been organized with the coordination of RCBS (Regional Capacity Building and Support Unit for the EuroMed Youth Programme IV) and SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed.
It is the sixth issue of a collection in several languages called «Youth Work in...» composed of publications dedicated to youth work in the European Neighbourhood South countries (Tunisia, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco) that hosted actions in 2013-2014.
This collection aims to support the cooperation within EuroMed area providing a depth reflection about the nowadays issues and challenges in youth work in the Euro Mediterranean context.
Youth work is changing and opening new interesting perspectives for the future. The field of youth work within Meda countries is living strong changes and the role of young people is more and more relevant in the society.
This publication provides:
- overview about Youth Work in Lebanon
- educational and pedagogical background of youth work in Lebanon
- statistics situation about youth in Lebanon and the overall reflection
- about youth work with a specific focus on youth engagement related to religious or political affiliations
- challenges of youth workers for developing projects facing the topic at local level
- some examples of youth projects and best practices.
After the first issue “Youth work in Tunisia after the revolution” published in English and French in the summer 2013 and the second “Youth Work and Inclusion in Israel”, third “Youth work in Palestine and surrounding challenges”, fourth “Youth work and youth unemployment in Jordan” and fifth "Youth work in Morocco and youth participation projects at local level" available from last year in English and French as well; this is the sixth and last production.
The French version of “Youth Work in Lebanon and Cultural Identities: “Diversity of Communities: Richness or?” will be soon given out.
This publication has been edited and financed by the Regional capacity building support unit (RCBS) for Euromed Youth Programme IV in close cooperation with SALTO-YOUTH Euromed Resource Centre.