HEAR.EU - How will Brexit impact youth work in Scotland?

HEAR.EU is a Scottish Government funded collaborative study by YouthLink and Youth Scotland, and researches the impact leaving the EU has on youth work in Scotland

Youth work is needed to help rebuild a vibrant, participatory democracy where there are places to think, challenge and hold accountable for shaping our collective future. Dave Beck, Lecturer in Community Development, University of Glasgow

168 youth workers from all over Scotland were asked about their views and experience through workshops and online surveys. 

Key findings show that the majority of the respondents were unsure of the financial impact Brexit will have on youth work but their perception is that it will affect future funding negatively.

Youth workers also reported that the EU referendum has been negatively impacting community relations and that young people are feeling excluded from democracy.

You can read more on the research in our handy infographic.

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