Fri, 26 Nov | Webinar talk/panel debate 

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

Considering the disproportionately negative impact of the pandemic on youth employment opportunities and heightened importance of career guidance for securing work in such uncertain labour market conditions, the event is timely in contributing to the evidence-base on COVID-19 sustainable recovery.
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

Considering the disproportionately negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth employment opportunities and the heightened importance of career guidance for securing work in such uncertain labour market conditions, the event is timely in contributing to the evidence-base on COVID-19 sustainable recovery.

The webinar hosts two prominent discussants, Prof Anneleen Forrier (KU Leuven) and Dr Anthony Mann (OECD, Senior Policy Analyst) who will discuss the implications of these policy briefs for improving youth employment systems and striving for good youth work.

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) & Michell 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:

  • Maja Gustaffson (Resolution Foundation)
  • 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)

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