The sixth volume in the series of Youth Knowledge Books published by the European Union-Council of Europe youth partnership titled “The history of youth work in Europe: youth work and social work: connections, disconnections and reconnections – the social dimension of youth work in history and today – Volume 6“ contains a chapter titled “A new kid on the block: youth work meets youth policy in Croatia“ by Marko Kovačić, MA and Bojana Ćulum, PhD (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka).

In this chapter the authors provide a historical perspective of youth work development in Croatia, discuss the definition of youth work in Croatia, the platform of its practice, and what influences its framing in the way it is conceptualised today. Finally, they delineate and analyse a number of issues and propose policy solutions regarding youth work regulation and professionalisation in the national context.

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