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The Covid-19 pandemic created significant challenges for young people and those who work with them. Throughout this period, we have been reminded of the core principles and values of youth work which are pivotal to engaging and connecting with young
people. Youth workers have demonstrated that they are much bigger partners in the lives of young people than perhaps has previously been understood and appreciated.

Impact of project

  • There is significant potential to build on the already positive North South co-operation between youth services.
  • A recurring theme of the Roundtable discussion was the importance of digital connectivity and online learning.
  • The pandemic has exposed a range of inequalities and has worsened life for those who were already disadvantaged.
  • Roundtable participants emphasised the benefits of generic/universal youth work, and the imperative that youth provision remains available to all young people.

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