This is the third in a series of one-day seminars that aims showcase contemporary research on these themes. By bringing together established scholars, newer researchers working at PhD and postdoctoral levels, and community and civil society organisations, we seek to explore some critical questions in contemporary youth studies on inequality, insecurity, and their impacts for young adults in the UK today.
This year’s conference seeks to keep the debate about the future of youth work alive and well! In this spirit IDYW are asking whether recent initiatives are ‘Blurring the Boundaries?’ or ‘Re-Imagining Youth Work?’ Raising questions for In Defence of Youth Work and the youth sector as a whole.
This year's conference will be hosted by colleagues at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.
The annual residential conference is an opportunity for members and guests to spend an extended time together, to reflect on practice, present research papers and engage in workshops/seminars. This years location will afford the opportunity to engage with the cultural story of Derry and visit youth and community work practice settings. The Annual Conference is also when our Annual General Meeting takes place, members are elected to committee roles and the action plan for 2016-17 is discussed with members.