After months of preparation the PROMISE final conference is now just days away. Researchers, young people, practitioners and policy makers will be gathering in Manchester on 8-9 April 2019 to discuss the findings and implications of the research with a keynote speech delivered by the Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham.  

A full and ambitious programme of activities has been planned, including discussion, creative performances and exhibitions under the theme “Young People and Social Change: Action, Reaction and Inaction”.

The PROMISE team look forward to welcoming all our guests to the University of Manchester for two days of vibrant discussion and celebration (Promise Programme 8_9 April 2019).

Keynote speeches:

Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester)

Kerstin Wilde (European Commission)

Panel discussion with Denise Chircop (European Parliamentary Research Service)

Denise Chircop, Policy Analyst @EP_ThinkTank European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) is joining us from Brussels for the panel:

Trusting all youth to build a better Europe – Panel discussion on key findings and implication for practice and policy.

Denise Chircop is policy analyst working with the European Parliamentary Research Service. She has an expertise in youth and education and has published a number of key policy briefings on subjects like the European Youth Strategy, the European Solidarity Corps, Erasmus and Lifelong Learning in the EU. Before joining the European Parliament, she had studied the dynamics of long-term school absenteeism in Malta.

Workshops run by young people and activists:

Italy – NoTav: Stigma as a driver for social change (Susa Valley).

Spain – Jorge Ramírez Escude and Ilham Arbine Arbai (Casal dels Infants del Raval, Barcelona).

Spain– Nieves Frias and Architect Santiago Cirugeda (Recetas Urbanas / Urban Prescriptions).

Estonia – Hip hop artist, Kaur Kippel.

Italy – Il Tappeto di Iqbal- Circus group, Naples.

UK– Thalaya Darr- Spoken word poetry for social change.

Germany– Ronald de Haan, Youth engagement: a youth worker’s perspective(Jongerenwerk)

Representatives of youth organisations:

Panel discussants consisting of representatives from PARTISPACE, RECLAIM, Together Trust, Inclusion Network, Framework-DE, YES Forum and more.

With presentations by PROMISE partners, creative workshops, exhibitions, video messages and much more.

Concluding with…

A musical poetry performance by Aidan Jolly and Sai Murray (Virtual Migrants, UK) highlighting the themes and key messages of the conference.

To download the full programme please follow this link: Promise Programme 8_9 April 2019



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