Deadline: 18 August 2013
Open to: participants from research, practice, policy from all over Europe and beyond, in particular from the regions of South-East Europe, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus, and South Mediterranean region
Venue: 1-4 October 2013, Budapest, Hungary
The partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth policy – the EU-CoE Youth partnership organizes the Conference “Youth in 2020 – the Future of Youth Policies”, to be held 1-4 October 2013 in Budapest, Hungary.
This conference has the vocation to contribute to furthering constructive reflection in the above mentioned directions, in the midst of the implementation of the institutional strategies, the EU Strategy for Youth “Investing and Empowering” and “Agenda 2020” describing the future of the Council of Europe youth policy.
The conference will discuss trends and challenges in the youth field in Europe and their possible implications for European youth policy, youth work and research. The debates will focus on what the perspectives and scenarios for young people are until 2020, providing an opportunity for exchange of research findings and knowledge from youth policy and practice, discussing emerging phenomena and trends, mapping developments in selected areas of interest concerning young people such as learning, work, health, inclusion, citizenship, identity / lifestyles, diversity / solidarity, mobility, housing & family, crime & justice. It will consider the political and social dimensions and implications of the existing and emerging societies of knowledge and information, risk society (inclusion – exclusion), global and sustainable societies (think global – act local), intercultural and civil societies. The ambition is to bring the reflections beyond the times of the current crisis, which is not only of an economic nature.
155 participants from research, practice, policy from all over Europe and beyond, in particular from the regions of South-East Europe, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus, and South Mediterranean region will participate in the event.
Majority of participants will be youth experts and young people, but a certain number will come from beyond/outside of the youth field: employment, education, health etc.
Travel and full board for all participants, expert contracts, preparatory costs, promotional and logistical costs will be covered by the EU-CoE youth partnership.
All interested candidates can apply online here by 18 August 2013.
For further information please check the official call.