Impact and lessons learned from the ENTER! project on access to social rights for young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods (2009-2015)
The Council of Europe has introduced the Enter! project in 2009 to mobilise youth work responses to violence, exclusion and discrimination affecting young people in Europe, especially in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. As a result of this project the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted in 2015 the Enter! Recommendation on access of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights. The recommendation proposes the development of policies taking into consideration the specific situations and needs of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Such policies should aim at preventing and eradicating the poverty, discrimination, violence and exclusion faced by young people and have a strong dimension of youth participation and agency. This study highlights the impact of and key lessons learned from the experience with two long-term training courses for youth workers. It identifies and analyses the results achieved in four main areas: educational impact; policy impact; impact on access to social rights of young people and the impact on communities of young people or communities experiencing disadvantage. In praise of the value of youth work for human (social) rights, the study provides also inspirational examples of action, with testimonies from youth workers and youth policy actors active on issues of access to social rights.
IntroductionCHAPTER 1: What are social rights, anyway? CHAPTER 2: Perspectives on access to social rights of young people in contemporary Europe
Challenges of access to social rights of young people in contemporary Europe
Living disadvantage – from the perspective of the young people?
CHAPTER 3: The Enter! project: A new way into promoting social inclusion of young people?
Features of Enter!
CHAPTER 4: Impacts of the Enter! Project
Impact of the Enter! project in general
Educational impact of Enter!
Access to social rights
Policy impact of the Long Term Training Courses
The Recommendation on Access to Social Rights of Young People in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods
Impacts of other Enter! project activities
Resumé of Enter! project achievements
CHAPTER 5: So, what can youth work do for access to social rights?
What does Enter! tell us about youth work and access to social rights?
Conclusions and lessons learned
CHAPTER 6: Appendices and more information
Timeline of Enter! project activities from 2009 to 2014
Description of the Enter! LTTC
Projects organised within the two Enter! LTTCs
The Enter! Recommendation - as adopted by the Committee of Ministers
Message from the 1st Enter! Youth Meeting (2011)
Message from the 2nd Enter! Youth Meeting
Bibliography of reference material
Links and useful information about social rights