The Department of Youth and Community Studies within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, in collaboration with the National Youth Agency (Aġenzija Żgħażagħ) and supported by the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations, announce an important conference celebrating 25 years of the Department of Youth and Community Studies and Youth Policy. The conference is entitled 'Participation, Networking and Democracy: Young People as Agents of Change'.
Young people are at the crossroads of endless experiences of growth, development and social engagement which often lead to the foundations for adult life. It is an accepted fact that for the general public, the state and organizations at times supporting young people through this period is a compound and multifaceted challenge.
The Conference will include two visiting Lecturers: Dr Toby Brandon, Reader in Disability and Mental Health with a particular interest in research as co-production and teaching the new discipline of Mad Studies, and Dr Dianele Morciano, a sociologist of culture and education, post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Bari (Italy).
The Conference will be held at the University of Malta Msida Campus, on Thursday 11 April from 17:00 to 20:00 and on Friday 12 April from 09:00 to 13:00. The venue will be announced later.
Places are on a first come first served basis. To book for the conference contact Ms Renita Agius by email by Friday 5 April.