Creating
new spaces

Research and practice based decision-making in youth policy

Creating new spaces
Wednesday, 9 December 2020  •  02:15 PM  •  Workshop room 6

The potential of a systematic and vivid exchange and dialogue between policy, practice and research must be further developed and promoted. The workshop will explore which supportive measures in legislative, programmatic, strategic and participatory terms are needed from the perspective of policy, research and practice to strengthen knowledge-based and practice-informed decision-making in youth policy.

Lana Pasic

Lana Pasic is a Youth Research and Policy Officer at the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth. She is coordinating the Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR) within the youth partnership, and she is working on the projects related to youth political participation, democratic citizenship education, social inclusion, digitalisation and AI.

Lana holds MPhil degree in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, where she specialised in Children, Youth and Development. Previously, she consulted with various international and non-governmental organisations, including UNICEF, UNDP, Oxfam, Save the Children, European Youth Forum and SALTO SEE, and has worked with young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, South-East Europe, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Prof. Lieve Bradt

I am a Master in Educational Sciences. I obtained my PhD in Educational Sciences at Ghent University in 2009. I am currently Professor of Social Pedagogy at the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy at Ghent University. Since 2012, I am the coordinator of the Youth Research Platform (Jeugdonderzoeksplatform), a policy research centre subsidized by the Flemish Government. The Youth Research Platform is an interdisciplinary and interuniversity cooperation between Ghent University (social work and social pedagogy), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (sociology) and KU Leuven (youth criminology). The Youth Research Platform’s main tasks are (1) expanding  knowledge on youth by drawing up an inventory of existing youth research, and (2) recurrently conducting large-scale survey research on the life-conditions and lifeworld of young people in Flanders (aged 12 to 25 years) monitoring a broad range of topics, such as school well-being, youth work participation and leisure activities, gender identity, life satisfaction, interetnic relationships, (cyber)bullying, religion, political preferences,...

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