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Access – Social Space Orientation in Youth Work 4.0

A living democracy needs the commitment of all – including young people. The Corona pandemic, however, has significantly limited participation opportunities for young people, especially those with fewer opportunities.

This is where „Access” comes in. In Berlin, Vienna and Valencia project partners develop tailor-made participation offers for the selected target groups and test them with the young people in the district. The peer learning experience with other young people will allow them to become peer experts themselves. These activities are complemented by consultation and training for youth work staff.

The result is an EU-wide usable model for social space and needs oriented youth work outside formal education, tailored to young people with fewer opportunities. The model demonstrates the success parameters for youth work and the scope of support needed from research and politics.

The partnership jointly develops:
• Strategy Paper on social space oriented youth work with disadvantaged groups and Capacity Building Guide for youth work institutions
• Three case studies on social space oriented youth work with disadvantaged
• White paper on social space oriented youth work with conclusions and recommendations for science and politics

„Access” is our contribution to the design of effective youth work for young disadvantaged and to the reduction of disadvantages, along the three thematic areas of the EU Youth Strategy – inclusion, sustainability and the digital world.

 „The Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces believes that territorial structuring, social cohesion and equal opportunities among citizens is achieved by inclusive growth. The key to achieving these objectives is undoubtedly relying on local development and bottom-up policies. We trust that Access will keep this spirit alive!“

Rubén Alfaro Bernabé, FVMP President and Mayor of Elda.
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Implemented in:

Germany, Austria, Spain



Berlin partners:

BIS Netzwerk für betriebliche Integration und Sozialforschung e.V., Gesellschaft für duales Lernen gGmbH

Transnational partners:

in Austria: Südwind, Die Wiener Volkshochschulen GmbH

in Spain: Fundación MUSOL, Federació Valenciana de Municipis i Províncies

Project website:


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Tel.: +49 30 80 99 41 18


European Commission – Erasmus+