3rd Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference - Youth on the Move

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 08:30 to Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 17:30
Maynooth University - North Campus

Welcome to "Youth on the Move?" - 3rd Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference

Registration opens at 09.00 on Tuesday 23rd June 

In what ways, and to what extent, is transformation or “movement” evident in the individual and collective lives of young people, in services, policies and professional practices for/with youth, or even in the concept of youth and its relation to other generations? What is changing within the field of youth studies itself?

Programme available and registration open

There is no conference fee for students,​ youth workers and youth organisations but prior registration is essential because capacity is limited.
Link for registration is included at the end of the flyer. A more detailed programme will be circulated in advance of the conference.
You can also register directly at  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/youth-on-the-move-3rd-maynooth-international-youth-studies-conference-registration-17232906086

For further information contact: youthstudies@mu.ie

Plenary speakers include:
James Côté, University of Western Ontario, author of Youth Studies: Fundamental Issues and Debates (Palgrave, 2014)
Carmen Leccardi, University of Milan-Bicocca, President of the European Sociological Association
Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool, Editor-in-Chief, Youth Justice

Rapporteur: Howard Williamson, Professor of European Youth Policy, University of South Wales.

“Youth on the Move?”
What’s changing for…young people, youth cultures, youth work, youth policy, youth services, youth studies?

Perspectives from Ireland, North and South and from…
◊ Australia ◊ Austria ◊ Canada ◊ Denmark ◊ England ◊ Estonia ◊ Finland
◊ Germany ◊ India ◊ Italy ◊ Malta ◊ Netherlands ◊ Nigeria ◊ Serbia ◊ Slovenia
◊ Scotland ◊ Spain ◊ United States ◊ Wales…

For registration details please see end of this programme

Tuesday morning (9.30)
Surveying the Field
Keynote address by Prof James Côté, University of Western Ontario, Canada, author of Youth Studies: Fundamental Issues and Debates (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

Workshop presentations on:
 Youth employment and unemployment
 Youth, politics and citizenship
 Gender and youth transitions

Tuesday afternoon (14.00)
Youth Justice on the Move?
Prof Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool (Editor-in-Chief, Youth Justice)
Prof Ursula Kilkelly, University College Cork (international children’s rights scholar and author of Youth Justice in Ireland)
Plenary presentations and workshop on developments in youth justice in Ireland and Europe

Wednesday morning (9.30)
Session 1
Young People, Mobility and Migration

Dr Maria Pisani, University of Malta: ‘”Illegal Bodies on the Move?” – Young Asylum Seekers and Forced Migration in/to Europe
Youth, Mobility and Learning in Europe - Plenary presentations and workshops
Launch of the NUI Certificate in Youth Mobility in association with Léargas

Session 2
Working with Young People – Irish, European and Global Perspectives
Workshop presentations on:
 Open youth work
 Work with girls and young women
 Youth organising
 Youth work and youth research
 Volunteer-led youth work

Wednesday afternoon (14.30)
Youth and the Future
Keynote address by Prof Carmen Leccardi, University of Milan-Biccoca (President of the European Sociological Association)

Workshop presentations on:
 Young people, social media and new technologies
 Changing identities and aspirations
 Urban cultures and “nightlives”

Overview by conference rapporteur: Prof Howard Williamson, Professor of European Social Policy, University of South Wales

Maynooth is less than one hour’s travel from Dublin airport
Hosted by the Centre for Youth Research and Development, Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University (a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence) in association with the Research Committee on Youth of the International Sociological Association (RC34) and the Research Network on Youth and Generation of the European Sociological Association (RN30).