Fourth Youth Research Dialogue on 14 December
Innovation in European youth work
We talked about innovation in European youth work and youth policy during our last Youth Research Dialogue in 2021, which happened on 14 December. The discussion was guided and steered by the question ‘What is needed?’.
Our guest speakers addressed findings from their recent research on innovation which was done within the context of the European Academy on Youth Work. Federica Demicheli (trainer and an expert in youth work and youth policy) presented the main outcomes of the research ‘Innovation in Youth Work’ and was joined by Dragan Atanasov (trainer, researcher, evaluator and author) for the dialogue part of this episode. They discussed the needs and recommendations deriving from their research (the study was conducted together with Michelangelo Belletti) (see speaker details below).
Andreas Karsten from the RAY transnational research team spoke about the RAY research project on innovation in European youth work with a special focus on areas where innovation is needed.
The audience contributed to the heart of the episode – the dialogue between the three speakers – with interesting and thought-provoking questions. Moderation was done by Tomi Kiilakoski & digital facilitation by Domagoj Morić.
Live stream available
If you didn’t have the time to join or want to re-watch the Youth Research Dialogue again, just access the recording of the live stream here: https://fb.watch/9YasTN4Sm_/
Our thematic online series of evidence-based youth research findings will continue in 2022! Dates and topics will be announced next year on our RAY website and related RAY social media pages.
See you in 2022!
>> Federica Demicheli is a trainer and an expert in youth work and youth policy with a special focus on the recognition of youth work, non-formal learning and volunteering as well as vice president of NINFEA (Italian national association of youth workers). She has over 20 years of experience in international youth work projects, especially within SouthMed cooperation. She presented and discussed the main outcomes of the research “Innovation in Youth Work”: this study was conducted in the framework of the European Academy on Youth Work together with Dragan Atanasov and Michelangelo Belletti.
>> Dragan Atanasov joined Federica for the dialogue part of this episode. He is a trainer, researcher, evaluator and author, specialized in youth work recognition, youth policy, cultural diversity and community development. He has over 10 years of experience in conducting research and assessments in the field of youth work, designing and delivering non-formal education activities, developing policy documents, and monitoring and evaluating programs.
>> Andreas Karsten works for Youth Policy Labs, a small research agency and think tank in the youth sector. He leads an international team of participatory research, public policy and open data aficionados, who works on transnational research with the RAY Network for the research-based analysis of European youth programmes. He spoke about the RAY research project on innovation in European youth work with a special focus on areas where innovation is needed.