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Street Smart - detached youth work


2-5 September 2024 | Dublin , Ireland

This contact-making seminar will explore a distinct form of youth work called ‘detached youth work’, which engages with young people in places they chose to gather, the street, green spaces or at their local shops.

This seminar will focus on sharing good practices to connect with young people aged 10 to 24 years who are not linked in with youth groups or centers. The seminar is led by two experts in the field Tracey Moore, the Youth Service Manager at www.youthworkmidlands.org digital transformation and European Solidarity Corps Programme lead, and Darren O'Connor with 15 years of training and youth work experience and detached youth work. 

This seminar consists of :

  •  a study visit on the last day of the seminar
  •  integrated online 2-hour pre-arrival meeting with participants via Discord.

The purpose of digital networking via Discord is to create a network space that will be used by participants to continue on with exchanges of good practices, tools, and ideas. 


  • Develop an integrative/agile working space for participants for Pre, Mid and Post Seminar - via Discord  
  • Establish Common Ground: Understanding Youth Work Practice field methodologies (Outreach, Detached, Street, Inhouse, F2F, Online)
  • Understand the value of meeting YP “where they are” 
  • Observations and reflections on existing services in Dublin with study visits
  • Connect with other youth workers from different countries
  • Provide ‘space’ for exchanging relevant topics and sharing good practices
  • Explore comparisons in practice and terminology within Europe 
  • Build a stronger network and synergies for potential future mobility projects 

This seminar is ideal for youth workers who have an interest in detached youth work, have experience, and want to start the initiative. 

Please note the first networking session will be online via discord that will take place the week of 20th August at 12.00 (CET). The link and manual will also be sent to succesful applicants. 


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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 31 May 2024.

Date of selection: 4 July 2024

Training overview


This Seminar is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Leargas (National Agency)

Contact for questions:



Phone: 1 887 1258

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA or SALTO of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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