Perspectives on youth is a new series on youth policy, research and practice supported by the EU-CoE Youth Partnership, moving forward debates on youth and having a European/ international relevance.

The series include research articles, well-founded essays, or opinion pieces. It aims to function as an information, discussion, reflection and dialogue forum on European developments in the field of youth policy, youth research and youth work.

The conceptual strategy is critical and anticipative, reflecting European youth policies and their relevance for and impact on young people, also seeking for trends in the youth field that need innovative and forward-looking answers and strategies. It is reflection about transnationality and intercultural positions, rather than be restricted to the context of one particular country – though sometimes individual country perspectives, from different countries, might be invited. Series has the aim to reach out to a broader readership at all levels (policymakers, youth workers, practitioners, students and researchers).

 

"Healthy Europe: confidence and uncertainty for young people in contemporary Europe" is the title of the 3rd issue of Perspectives on youth. It seeks to explore the concept of a healthy Europe and the extent to which it can help us understand or respond to current challenges. We wonder whether prevailing conceptions of health and how it can be achieved are too narrow.

 

 

"Connections and disconnections" is the title of the second issue of Perspectives on youth. This broad denominator refers to the significance of disruption and change in the contemporary lives of young people. This issue reflects on a particular instance of connection and disconnection in the lives of young people. Possible topics are migration, 'employment mobility', marriage and new familial relations, internet and new media, social and political engagements of young people, their connection with their country, Europe or the world beyond, and transcultural contacts.

 

Perspectives on youth, issue 1

 

The first issue of Perspectives on youth, under the title "2020 - What do you see?" was published in 2014 and is available here.