2nd Maynooth International Youth Studies ConferencePosted on May 29th, 2012
Representing Young People: Voice, Image, Practice, Power
Wednesday 27th-Friday 29th June
Political representation…cultural representation…civic engagement…youth participation…images of young people…adult perspectives, young people’s perspectives…cultures and identities…equality and diversity…creativity and expression…representing “youth work” and other work with young people…interdisciplinary approaches in youth studies
Combination of expert contributions and interactive workshop discussions.
Perspectives from Ireland (north and south), England, Scotland, Wales, North America, Australia, Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain…..and others. Participation of the European Commission-Council of Europe Youth Partnership
- Launch of the NUI Maynooth Centre for Youth Research and Development by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
- Opening address by Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children
- Conference chairpersons include Mary Cunningham, Director, National Youth Council of Ireland
- Conference Rapporteur Prof Howard Williamson, Professor of European Youth Policy, University of Glamorgan
Kerry Young, author of The Art of Youth Work and the novel Pau (shortlisted for the Costa Prize, 2011) on youth work and creativity; Bernard Davies, youth work practitioner, campaigner and historian, on responding to current challenges; Prof Howard Sercombe (University of Strathclyde) on ethics in youth work practice; Prof Mike Baizerman (University of Minnesota) challenging conceptions of children’s and young people’s participation; Prof Helena Helve, University of Tampere, on work transitions and young people’s values; Dr Peter Harris (Newman College Birmingham) on street violence and street-based youth work; Dr Ani Wierenga (University of Melbourne) on listening to young people…….
Plus contributions from young people in diverse circumstances and contexts and from youth projects and organisations
Poster presentations may still be accepted from groups, projects, organisations and research students
For outline programme and registration
Group registration rates can be negotiated on request. Numbers limited so please book immediately.
Department of Applied Social Studies
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Tel: +353 0 1 7086540