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Community Youth Work:  University of Ulster (Jordanstown)
Annual Conference on Youth

The 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 society

 This conference offers those working with young people an opportunity to:

  1. Disseminate good practice and explore issues around: youth work in contested Spaces

  2. Hear about new approaches, thinking and research

  3. Engage in discussion to help shape the above

The conference organisers invite those interested in either of the categories below to submit proposals before June 30th  2001

  • A call for academic papers + workshop delivery
  • Workshop delivery with summary paper
  • Proposals for ‘Market stall’ advertising agency/organisation

Isy Hawthorne email  Tel/Voicemail 028 90 368416
  Tony Morgan  email  Tel/Voicemail 028 90 366688

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