This study aims to identify the factors that are of influence for a successful and enduring partnership between youth care organizations and local sport clubs in the Netherlands. In this qualitative study five youth care organizations participated in four locations in the Netherlands: Amsterdam (2x), Rotterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven. In total, 20 interviews have been conducted with sport-care coordinators, youth care professionals and volunteers form local sport clubs. The Health Alliances Framework consisting of elements influencing collaborations has been used as a guide for developing the topic list. The results show that policy, finance, attitude and belief, relationships & communication, structures, roles and responsibilities & capacities, management and shared goals are elements that either stimulate or hinder the success of the alliance. Differences were found between the five locations and between the coordinators, professionals and volunteers.
Literatuurverwijzing: Langen, L. de (2015). Youth, care & sports: a collaboration between youth care organizations and local sport clubs, identifying the elements for a successful partnership. Wageningen: Wageningen University.