Curso de verano Youth Participation in Research, Policy, and Practice
Lugar: University of Groningen
To what extent has children’s and young people’s participation had an impact on decision-making, or the re-arranging of power and equality structures in families, communities, local and national policies? In what activities has children’s and young people’s participation become meaningful? How are meanings of participation related to conceptualizations of childhood and youth in specific historical and local contexts? How and to what extent has the ‘participation society’ and its emphasis on self-regulation and self-reliance opened up, or restricted, children’s and young people’s possibilities for participation?
This summer school addresses trends and conclusions after two decades of children’s and young people’s participation: its pitfalls and its challenges. It aims to envision promising directions, in theory, policies and practice, and it will explore the question: How can children’s and young people’s voices be better listened to?