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Youth and social work in Europe romanian

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Giorgiana Neagu

on 26 February 2010

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Transcript of Youth and social work in Europe romanian

Iterna International Declaration of Humans Rights
Any activity organised to improve the necessary conditions for the social and professional development of people according to their necessities and wishes Social work
•Integration of people with disabilities
•Reintegration of persons with antisocial behavior
•Helping poor and unfortunate categories of citizens
Aims All young people as well as disadvantaged
and socially excluded groups 15-35 years old.
(Roma youth, girls, students, institutionalised young people, drug consumers, HIV positive young people or young people from rural areas).
Youth initiatives or projects
Youth work
•Personal and professional development
•Having a positive impact in the society (projects, initiatives)
•The development of others (leadership and team work ) Romania Social work is the profession that promotes social changes and tries to solve or improve human relations with the help of empowerment freeing people to increase their well-being.

Five possible options inside Social Work

Social welfair
Social counseling
Social-cultural work
Trade union work and social policy
Personnel work
Group focused, social-cultural initiatives with or by youth in their free time under educative supervision and organized by particulate youth movements or local public boards.

professional: organized by institutions, youth consultants …

non-professional: - youth movements

- playground work Organized on a local level.The local youth policy plan:

6 years
Created by both local politicians and local youth
Decides who gets which funds
Huge participation inside the non-professional youth work

Problems: no diversity + practically always middle-class Belgium The social work profession promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships and enhance skills and abilities of people to promote their well-being.
Using theories of human behavior and social systems, social work intervenes at points where people interact with their environments. In this context, respect for human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work. According to the Executive Committee of IFSW (2000) Facilitate the inclusion of social groups excluded, marginalized, vulnerable or at risk
Promote the welfare and solve problems by intervening with individuals, families, groups and communities
Initiate dynamics that lead to the participation of the people in the defense and promotion of better social conditions
Working with people in the formulation, implementation and advocacy of policies consistent with the ethical principles of the profession,
Defender with and for people, changes in structural constraints related to social exclusion and marginalization,
Initiate procedures for the protection of people, who by their condition or risk, are not able to do for themselves.
Belgian facts:
- 5970 different types of youth work organisations
- 50% of the youth in Belgium are participating National public authorities

Secretary of State for youth and sport

develops a government policiy that strongly bets on youth Regional public authorities

2 Autonomic Regions

have specific political and administrative status

Archipelagos of Madeira and Açores Local public authorities

municipalities -> 300 all over de country

strategies to support programmes/projects for the young people:

leisure times
sexual and reproductive health

Portugal it has also:
IPSS (Private Institutions of Social Solidarity

The social work aims to restore the means and desire to act and interact with others.For some people social work can take the form of social medicine.


Fight against precariousness and exclusion
Promote access by all to basic rights
Support the inclusion of troubled youth and prevent crime
Restore social ties and participate in social development
Promote the integration of persons with disabilities
Accompany the frail elderly in their daily

The various institutions that we can find

Public institutions : State, country, region and municipality
Private institutions: Association and NGO
In France,there is a difference between social work and social-cultural work.In fact,social-cultural work is linked to popular education. Indeed, this is a set of means to give all the instruction and training necessary to become a citizen by participating actively.

France Because of the collapse of communism in 1989, Romania was an economically, politically and socially devastated country, so many NGO's, churches and individuals started to help solving the social problems of the Romanian people and especially the children.

establishment democratic institutions
launching of a liberal market economy
Adaption of laws to western standards The White Paper on Youth

Priority areas for action: Goals of the project "Youth Investing and Empowering"

participation information voluntary activities
greater understanding and knowledge of youth Accesion into european Union and NATO Definition History Forms create more opportunities for youth in education and employment

improve access and full participation of all young people in society
foster solidarity between youth and society Article 20
Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
No one may be compelled to belong to an association Article 2
Everyone is entitled to all rights and freedoms without distinction of any kind such as:
political or other opinion
national or social origin
or others status
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