Cascais Yout Social Engagement Conference 2018PROMISE is holding a one day conference to an international and local audience of policy makers, practitioners and academics in Cascais, Portugal. The one-day conference on “Youth Social Engagement – opportunities and challenges for ‘conflicted’ young people across Europe” will be held on the 28 February 2018 in collaboration with the City Council of Cascais. They city has been voted as the European Youth Capital of 2018!

Challenges young people face:

Young Europeans face difficult choices in key areas of social life that can affect their participation in society and eventually marginalize them. From unemployment, lack of access to housing, debt problems, to major issues like the environment, identity, and radicalization.

The social involvement of young people and the opportunities and challenges young people face across Europe will be the focus of the conference in Cascais. The various national and international speakers will focus on the most relevant issues facing European youth, in particular ways to promote their involvement and integration into the European project.

Selected topics of presentation:

“Youth, deviance and stigma” will be one of the themes addressed by Cátia Branquinho, representative of the Aventura Social Project. Jo Deakin comes to discuss the theme “From criminalization to innovation: young people in conflict with the law in the UK”. “Juvenile delinquency, school abandonment and reintegration” is another theme brought by Raquel Matos of the Portuguese Catholic University.

From Spain comes Zyab Ibanez, professor at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, ​​to discuss “Young people involved in practices of self-construction and alternative uses of public spaces”. These are among the topics that promise to bring a wide-ranging debate to Cascais on problems and solutions to the issues that affect today’s European youth.

For a full program of the day see link here.

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