Project Description


The A Way Home project will:

  • Define and implement a clear after care policy for the entire youth care sector with quality standards, a toolbox with methods supporting young people and professionals for interdependent living and a training for professionals. See Transition Support Tools for the most recent information.
  • Try out the Canadian A Way Home model as a structural approach to fight youth exclusion, on a local level, in areas such as housing, education, culture and health. In this approach, local institutions are brought together to develop and execute a radical local strategy to erase youth exclusion (as homelessness). See A Way Home model for the most recent information. 
  • Involve the young people themselves and taking their experiences, needs and voices into account


After care policies will be piloted at regional level in Flanders and Carinthia. The 'A Way Home' model will be tested at local level in the cities of Antwerp and Villach.

Florian Van Eenoo


  • Aftercare Protocol, quality standards and actions for a better guidance of youth care users in the phase of leaving care;
  • Toolbox, creative and innovative methods on aftercare guidance;
  • Training package, for the aftercare worker on a better guidance of young care leavers for interdependent living after care;
  • A Way Home model , ‘A manual on the Canadian A Way Home practice - how can it work in Europe’ outlining strategies, programs and interventions for community engagement, partnerships and collaboration;
  • Local A Way Home Hubs and action plans: a network of local partners working together on a structural approach to fight youth exclusion.


This work will be guided and followed by social authorities all over Europe via ENSA and the Youth Care Platform, to enhance the transferability of the project results. During a dissemination seminar - in Padua, 4th of April 2019 - the intermediary results will be presented. The end conference will take place in Brussels in March 2020.