The purpose is to support the development of Youth Work!

Higher education institutions, who are educating youth workers, are keenly aware of their significant role in the development of youth work.

It is essential to grant the students and future youth workers opportunities to build better and more sustainable youth work — on a local, national, European & global level.

Youth Work eLearning Partnership

Due to the demand of developing the field of youth work, universities and universities of applied sciences are committed to share their good practices and experiences.

One current example of this valuable work is the Youth Work eLearning Partnership that launched the results at the Maynooth University on 30 August 2019.

During the last two and a half years, partners from Maynooth University (Ireland), Ulster University (North-Ireland UK), Victoria University (Australia), Tallinn University (Estonia) and Humak University of Applied Sciences (Finland) have been working closely together to develop youth work.

The partners of Youth Work eLearning met at the Maynooth University. In the middle (in blue) is the Leading Lady of the Partnership, Dr. Hilary Tierney. To the left of her (in black) are members from Humak Sari Höylä, Emilia Reponen ja Eeva Sinisalo-Juha.

The results of this cooperation can be found at

On the Youth Work and You  -pages you can find digital curriculum materials on five contemporary youth work themes:

  • Communicating Youth Work
  • Youth Participation and Non-formal Learning in Youth Work
  • Ethics and Human Rights in Professional Youth Work
  • Youth Work in Diverse Societies
  • Youth Work in the Digital World

To read more about the partnership, please visit

The project has received financial support from Erasmus+ Youth –programme KA2.

You may also contact:

Sari Höylä
Senior Lecturer, +358 400 349 376