Fri, 26 Nov | Webinar talk/panel debate 

Making Chocolate Teapots: Striving for 'Good' Youth Work Policy Briefs Launch

Translating psychological science findings to everyday knowledge relevant for addressing youth employment challenges, including why it is important to tackle the crisis and making recommendations. Policy briefs will be presented followed by discussion and Q&A with our special guests.
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Making Chocolate Teapots: Striving for 'Good' Youth Work Policy Briefs Launch

Time & Location

26 Nov, 10:00 – 12:00 GMT
Webinar talk/panel debate 

About the Event

The event is an output of the ESRC/EAWOP Small Group Meeting (June 2020)  we organised on Young People’s Work, Employment and Careers (see https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/events/archive/2020/headline_768137_en.html for more information). 

The webinar launches the policy briefs based on participants’ research findings relevant for striving for good youth work. Presentations are thematically organised followed by opportunities for Q&A from the audience:

  • What is good youth work and why is it important (including the impact of COVID on good youth work)
  • Inclusive youth employment
  • Career skills
  • Recommendations for good youth work

The event translates psychological science findings to everyday knowledge relevant for addressing youth employment challenges. 

We focus on four key themes: discussing why it is important to tackle the youth employment crisis; inclusive youth employment; career skills; and recommendations for striving for good youth work. 

Policy briefs will be presented by researchers followed by discussion by Prof Anneleen Forrier (KU Leuven) and Dr Anthony Mann (OECD). There is also plenty of time during the two hours for audience Q&A.

Youth employment presents multi-faceted challenges, involving multiple stakeholders. Hence opportunities for key stakeholders getting together are very important, in the way of achieving common understanding on what the problems are and generating solutions. This webinar, along with the publication of policy briefs, aims to contribute towards this aim.

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Agenda

10:00 Introductions and welcome – Dr Belgin Okay-Somerville

10:05 What is ‘good’ youth employment, why it is important? & The Impact of Covid-19 on youth employment

Prof Dora Scholarios (University of Strathclyde), Maja Gustaffson (the Resolution Foundation), Dr Belgin Okay-Somerville (University of Glasgow),

10:20 Brief Q&A

10:25 Inclusive youth employment

Eva Selenko (Loughborough University) and Beth Suttill (University of Lancaster)

10:35 Brief Q&A

10:40 Career skills

Ilke Grosemans (KU Leuven) & Michelle Trottier (University of Glasgow)

10:50 Brief Q&A

10:55 Recommendations for ‘good’ youth work

Jose Ramos (University of Valencia), Magdalena Gilek (Edinburgh Napier University), & Andra Tofan (European Youth Parliament)

11:10 Brief Q&A

11:15 Short break

11:25 Implications for research and practice of ‘striving for good youth work’

Professor Anneleen Forrier (KU Leuven) & Dr Anthony Mann (OECD)

11:50 Wrap-up Q&A

The webinar will take place virtually on Zoom. Policy briefs will be hosted on Eawop Impact Incubator website, under Youth Work strand (https://www.eawopimpact.org/youth-work).

The event would be recorded, subtitles added and these talks hosted on the EAWOP impact incubator’s YouTube site.

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Who’s leading the event?

The event is led by Dr Belgin Okay-Somerville (University of Glasgow), Prof Dora Scholarios (University of Strathclyde) and Prof Rosalind Searle (University of Glasgow).

The speakers will include:

  • Eva Selenko (University of Loughborogh)
  • Beth Suttill (University of Lancaster)
  • Ilke Grosemans (KU Leuven)
  • Michelle Trottier (University of Glasgow)
  • Jose Ramos (University of Valencia)
  • Magdalena Gilek (University of Edinburgh Napier)
  • Andra Tofan (European Youth Parliament)

Two discussants of the webinar are:

  • Professor Anneleen Forrier (KU Leuven)
  • Dr Anthony Mann (OECD, Senior Policy Analyst)

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021 and was made possible thanks to funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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