Historical & Contemporary Issues in European Youth Policy
Youth Research Centre Seminar Series 2018
In this seminar, Professor Williamson will canvas 30 years of youth policy evolution and youth work development in Europe. Within this historical and contemporary analysis, special emphasis will be given to the emergence of the idea of ‘youth policy’ at a European (European Union and Council of Europe) level. Professor Williamson will provide a detailed account of the various stepping stones that have been established along the way, and some of the more critical perspectives on these developments that have been advanced in youth research; particularly the exacerbation of the youth divide despite the rhetoric of participation, rights and social inclusion. Professor Williamson brings to this seminar more than three decades of experience on European Youth Policy and practice.