Fed up with youth participation?


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Howard Williamson from Glamorgan University on the empty mantra that youth participation has become, how this could change and why meaningful participation is relevant -- more info on http://www.youthpolicy.org/participation/

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Fed up with youth participation?

  1. 1. Howard Williamson Professor of European Youth Policy University of Glamorgan Wales, UK
  2. 2. My background
  3. 3. “ I’m fed up with youth participation”
  4. 4. “ No, I’m not really”
  5. 5. Some final thoughts <ul><li>Democratic and categorical representation </li></ul><ul><li>More diverse platforms for engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harnessing new technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emphasising inter-dependency in decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge and ‘costs’ of reach </li></ul><ul><li>Information, preparation and support </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘adult’ young and the ‘young’ young </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different voices, understandings and expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simplicity versus sophistication </li></ul>