Get inspired with the stories from Europe! What kind of work youth workers are doing, when promoting empowerment of youth.




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Finland, Youth work in a small municipality




Finland, Workshop youth work


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Learning outcomes:

  • You will be introduced of successful youth work practices, which are used for social empowerment of young people in Europe.
  • You will be orientated from theoretical and scientific perspective of preventing social exclusion, enhancing empowerment and employability of youth.
  • You are acquainted of common contents of the course, which are inclusion, participation, empowerment, active citizenship, and employability.
  • You understand the significance of these subjects in terms of well-being of youth.


Contents and methods:

  • The course introduces successful youth work practices, which are used for social empowerment of young people in Europe.
  • The course is divided on five different sections
    • “Common content”
    • “Equality”
    • “Experiential learning”
    • “Employment”
    • “Online community/ mentoring”
  • All sections have topics about the topic in general, an intro, target group, best practice/ examples, methods, recommendations, and further readings/ information.
  • All sections and their topics are gathered to their own interactive books that contain text, articles, pictures, and videos.
  • All sections also have a quiz about the topic.

All work is independent, and the students will proceed at their own pace. First section includes the common contents of the course. The students must read all the materials and execute the quizzes from “common content” before they are able to move forward at the course. After they have completed the “common content” section, they are able to accomplish the rest of the course in the order they want to.

The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.


Learning material: The study material is accessible for everyone on the learning environment. All sections have their own interactive books that contain text about the topics, accessible external links to articles and videos.


Assessment: Pass/Fail

Transcript of records will be delivered by request by email in PDF form.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk’s degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.


Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email: