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Project Outcomes

Youth Activism, engagement and the development of new civic learning spaces

Our Leverhulme Trust funded project concluded with a fantastically successful conference held in Budapest, Hungary, on 25-27 June 2019 with over 80 delegates from 20 counties around the world.

The conference was a fitting end to a huge amount of successful work. We have:

  • Organised a high profile event at the Houses of Parliament, London. The event was introduced by Baroness Estelle Morris. The project team provided an overview of their work and there was a dynamic discussion with colleagues from a wide range of NGOs and universities.
  • Completed 6 national and 1 cross national literature reviews
  • Organised networking meetings and academic seminars in York, Toronto, Adelaide, Sydney, London, Birmingham
  • Led public meetings involving colleagues from a wide range of professional bodies and third sector organisations in York, Adelaide and Toronto
  • Led academic and professional conferences at Canterbury (2018) and Budapest (2019)
  • Presented invited papers at conferences organised by established academic bodies beyond our own project team:
    • British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE)
    • Networking European Citizenship Education (NECE)
    • Comparative International Education Society (CIES)
    • Children’s Identity and Citizenship Education Association (CiCea)
  • Published a civic educators' resource (80 pages) using insights and practical examples of the ways in which educators can help young people to understand and engage in contemporary society. This was authored by a large number of colleagues from Australia, Canada, England, Hungary, Lebanon and Singapore.
  • Published a wide range of academic articles.

The project has a strong legacy. We have engaged with and refreshed existing networks. In particular, the citizED international network has been re-launched at our Budapest conference. This provides the platform for further academic and professional work for several years to come.


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If you would like to contact us about the project 

Email: education-youth@york.ac.uk

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