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Youth, housing and jobs - Prof. Howard Williamson
Youth, housing and jobs - Prof. Howard Williamson
Youth, housing and jobs - Prof. Howard Williamson
Youth, housing and jobs - Prof. Howard Williamson
Youth, housing and jobs - Prof. Howard Williamson
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Youth, housing and jobs - Prof. Howard Williamson

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Den 20 november bjöd Global Utmaning, tillsammans med Riksbyggen, in till ett rundabordssamtal om bostäder för jobb och unga. Detta var del 1 en serie av 4 samtal. …

Den 20 november bjöd Global Utmaning, tillsammans med Riksbyggen, in till ett rundabordssamtal om bostäder för jobb och unga. Detta var del 1 en serie av 4 samtal.

Tanken med samtalen är att lyfta fram och diskutera ungas perspektiv samt identifiera strategiska frågor.

Prof. Howard Williamson, European Youth Policies, University of South Wales, gav en europeisk utblick med avstamp i hans arbete.

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  • 1. Youth, housing and jobs Some observations on youth policy Dr Howard Williamson Professor of European Youth Policy © University of South Wales
  • 2. Personal roots and routes ‘Youth work’ practice 40+ years Open club-based work, street-based work Teaching and examining on professional training courses Youth research 30+ years Offending, training and unemployment, enterprise, substance misuse, homelessness, mental health and learning disability, public care, labour market recruitment Youth policy 20+ years Youth work, alcohol and substance misuse, youth training, social inclusion, youth justice, curriculum reform, volunteering, safeguarding and advocacy Wales, UK, EU, Council of Europe, other countries © University of South Wales
  • 3. Two simple truths For all of us, housing possibilities, costs, and stability are contingent upon our occupational/income possibilities, levels and stability So the increasingly precarious position of youth in the labour market links directly to their precarity in housing markets………………….. © University of South Wales
  • 4. Youth policy frameworks – the Council of Europe model Too much ‘youth policy’ is incoherent, contradictory and fragmented • • • • • • • Legislation Budgets Structures for delivery Policy domains Cross-cutting issues and objectives Underpinning drivers for improvement Monitoring and evaluation © University of South Wales
  • 5. ‘Youth policy’? All countries have a youth policy – by intent, default or neglect Policies for, with and by young people General policies with a specific youth dimension General policies that may affect young people © University of South Wales
  • 6. Rationale for ‘youth policy’ – why? Youth transitions - longer, reversible, complex Opportunities and risks Vulnerabilities Combating negatives – drop-out, unemployment, homelessness, drugs, crime Promoting positives – participation, autonomy, creativity, talent From ‘benign neglect’ to ‘malign indifference’ Don’t “leave the kids alone”! © University of South Wales
  • 7. Interim Conclusion The neglect of housing in youth policy Ten years ago – Spain (average age of leaving home was 32) UK youth justice system – five agencies, but NOT housing Rarely part of ‘youth policy’ - exception of Ukraine - my concerns about Armenia Margaret Thatcher 1986 – I see no reasons why the government should do anything about housing for young people; they already have homes, that is the homes of their parents…… © University of South Wales

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