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

11 September 2020

All over the world young people are struggling to form the foundations upon which to build their lives and livelihoods. In particular in (post-)conflict areas, youth populations’ starting point is weakened by the ramifications of conflict and war. Around the world such youth’s resilience is challenged, but by no means exhausted. Rather, there are beacons of hope in which youth play an important role. This book hopes to shine a light on the latter.

The book is derived from and a reflection of on-going international exchange activities and fieldwork on the theme Youth, education and work in (post-)conflict areas. Two summer schools were part of these activities, first in Groningen, the Netherlands, in July 2017 and second in Gulu, northern Uganda, in July 2018. Both were jointly organised by the international research network on Youth, Education and Work and the UNESCO Chair on Lifelong Learning, Youth and Work and attended by participants from all over the world. The activities in the summer schools went beyond mere transfer of information towards the development of opportunities for joint research and knowledge production. For example, several contributions to this book refer to activities in the surrounding communities that have continued after the summer schools.

The editors hope that this book will inspire further development of partnerships of practitioners and academics conducting meaningful activities to support youth in education and work, particularly in conflict-affected contexts.

If you are interested to read the book and/or to include an announcement or a review in your journal or on your website, you are welcome to download the publication from our website. Physical copies are also available.

Josje van der Linden,
Ana Rodrigues-Vasse,
Jacques Zeelen,

Youth, Education and Work network

Last modified:07 October 2020 10.21 a.m.

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