Chief Editor
  • Prof. Christina Nikolova, PhD
Editorial Board
  • Prof. Christina Nikolova, PhD - UNWE
  • Prof. Elka Todorova, DSc. - UNWE
  • Prof. Maya Lambovska, DSc. - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Todor Nedev, PhD - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Dorina Kabakchieva, PhD - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Paskal Zhelev, PhD - UNWE
Scientific Secretary
  • Assoc. Prof. Aleksandar Valkov, PhD - UNWE
  • Assist. Prof. Veselina Lyubomirova, PhD - UNWE
International Editorial Board
  • Damian Stantchev, PhD
    Edinburgh NAPIER University, UK

  • Ivaylo Vassilev, PhD
    University of Southampton,UK

  • Prof. Irina Kuzmina-Merlino, PhD
    Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Riga

  • Milan Zdravkovic
    University of Niš, Serbia

  • Prof. Niculae Mihaita, PhD
    Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Prof. Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, PhD
    UNINOVA institute, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Prof. Ing. Jaroslav Belás, PhD
    Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

  • Prof. John Rijsman, PhD
    Tilburg University

  • Prof. Ing. Zdenek Dvorák, PhD
    University of Zilina, Slovak Republic

  • Prof. Zoran Cekerevac, PhD
    “Union – Nikola Tesla” University in Belgrade, Serbia

Competence-Based Approach: Tools for Self-Management of the Youth Worker
year 2020
Issue 2


The purpose of this article is to introduce the competence-based model for youth workers and to link it to diversity of personal youth work practices. The first part is de­voted to the youth work and a wide range of activities, topics and measures provided by a number of actors in assorted fields and settings. It also discusses the roles of youth work­ers and proposes different tools for their self-management. The second part of the text is devoted to the competence-based approach (content, origins and intentions) and its applicability in the context of youth work. It puts the European Training Strategy (ETS) competence model for youth workers within the context of European youth policies and programmes and explains the benefits and challenges in front of youth workers. It also discusses how this model can support training and provoke professional development.

JEL: H83, I29, L30


competence model, youth workers, tools for self-management, youth policies
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ISSN (print): 1312-5486
ISSN (online): 2534-8949