“I’m changing Europe!”
Join the conference “Youth in Urban Space – Developments pre and post Corona, how municipalities and youth work could deal with them” on the 23th of January in Vienna (Austria) organised by Verein Wiener Jugendzentren.
This conference will present and discuss the results of this partnership among four major European cities on young people and youth work in public urban space, carried out by practitioners with researchers’ support. The conference will include policy and practise recommendations.
Several dozen youth workers researched during almost two years questions of public space in big cities concerning its usability for youth. Furthermore, they researched how this has changed over time, and how those four cities could adapt open youth work. The University for Continuing Education in Krems, Austria, was a leading research partner. Of course, this project also dealt with the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, even though it had originally been planned before that.
The researchers used both quantitative and qualitative methods and interviewed more than 2000 youth and more than 400 youth workers. Some of the methods they used were 24 one-week observation visits to gain intense insights and focus group interviews with both young people and youth workers, among others. They analysed data on both the regional and international level. Besides a study, the project will also deliver city specific brochures in the respective countries’ languages, and is producing short videos by and with youth.
The application deadline is 9 December.
You can find more info and how to apply here.