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EducationUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsYouth, education and work in (post-) conflict areas

Youth, education and work in (post-)conflict areas

Empowering young talent to (re)build communities

17 - 21 July 2017

Researchers, policy makers, practitioners,
Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students

Prof. Jacques Zeelen
Dr. Josje van der Linden

550 (including housing)
300 (excluding housing)

Hope of the nation
Hope of the nation

Young people play a crucial role in (post-)conflict areas. They embody the ‘hope of the nation’. Still, if they do not get the right opportunities, they may easily give up hope and refer to destructive ways to survive such as prostitution, drug abuse, or joining militias. Education can be decisive for them to gain skills and an income, as well as self-esteem as they contribute to the community. Setting priorities in this respect is not an easy task for educational professionals at different levels.

This summer school will bring together researchers, practitioners and students from (post-)conflict countries such as Sudan, Uganda, India, Israel and Colombia to share (research) experiences and develop new perspectives. The organisation of the school is an initiative of the network on Youth, Education and Work (YEW). YEW researchers are specialised in practice-oriented research such as needs assessments, evaluation research and action research to contribute to the construction of peaceful and sustainable communities. They have a tradition in creating knowledge through (international) cooperation. The participants of the summer school are invited to join the network in this tradition and contribute to the development of knowledge on youth, education and work in (post-)conflict areas.

Ms. Willemijn de Jong & Ms. Doutsen Punter

Faculties involved
Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Globalisation Studies Groningen

Gulu University
Makerere University
Uganda Martyrs University
University San Gil
Youth, Education and Work (YEW)
University of Amsterdam
Ahfad University for Women
The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College
National Institute of Advanced Studies

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