Netherlands, Groningen

Youth Participation in Research, Policy and Practice

when 9 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 150

This summer school addresses trends and conclusions after two decades of children’s and young people’s participation: its pitfalls and its challenges. It aims to envision promising directions, in theory, policies and practice, and it will explore the question: How can children’s and young people’s voices be better listened to?

Over the past decades the United Nations Children’s Right Convention of 1989 has inspired many minority, as well as majority, countries to develop and implement a great variety of children’s and young people’s participation activities, ranging from small projects such as writing books and designing social media content, to youth councils in schools and local governments, and national children’s and youth parliaments. Depending on the countries’ historical, social, economic and political contexts, childhood and youth, as well as family and parenthood have been conceptualized in different ways. These different conceptualizations enable and restrict the opportunities for children’s and young people’s participation.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Greetje Timmerman
Dr. Laura Baams

Target group

This summer school targets BA/MA/PhD and professionals.

Fee info

EUR 150: The Fee (150E) is for Students.
EUR 200: The fee (200E) is for PhD candidates and professionals