2001 Conference will take place on 26-27 October 2001.
The organisers of this conference
believe that young people often find the spaces in which they live to be
contested. This conference examines how youth work theory and practice can
help assist young people to successfully negotiate the complexities of
living, learning and working in contested spaces. Building on the success
of the two previous annual conferences, it will provide an opportunity for
ongoing dialogue, focused reflection and enhanced practice.
The conference programme will
consist of a number of workshop sessions, daily plenary and inputs from
guest speakers (details to be announced) As in previous years, the
conference will bring together young people, students, practitioners,
managers, policy makers and academics. It provides the opportunity for
discussion, debate, reflection and the opportunity to build collaborative
partnerships with others in the field.
This third annual conference in
geared particularly towards those who work with youth in contested spaces.
Working in a divided society brings added complexity to the work of the
youth worker, and the young people with whom they work. However there is
increasing evidence that youth work interventions are among the most
effective in helping young people to successfully negotiate the
complexities of modern life and the realities of living in a divided
This conference offers those
working with young people an opportunity to:
The conference organisers invite those interested in either of the categories below to submit proposals before June 30th 2001