Community Animateur-specific Competences are the unique competences that Community Animateurs need to carry out their role. Within this role, the Community Animateur acts as a ‘Social Mediator’, bridging the gap between young people who feel they’ve been left on ‘on the margins’ and ‘mainstream’ institutions. Animateurs organize actions that allow disconnected institutions – like schools, youth organisations, local businesses and civil society actors – to work together. They design and co-ordinate development programmes for young people. They build on the resources of the community to develop, in collaboration with young people, social innovations aimed at solving problems in the community. To carry out this role, Community Animateurs need a set of core competences around things like information gathering, provision, guidance and advice; empowering young people to to learn and develop; applying intercultural understanding to support young people in expanding their meaningful relationships; networking, partnership-building and active engagement in communities.