London Youth Policy Symposium, 2011

The Open Society Foundations and the British Council are supporting a symposia series to address key issues in the sphere of youth policy. These participatory events, which will be convened regularly in a variety of international settings, will engage experts in youth sector and development policy-making and programming, along with donors, academics, and young people. Each symposium aims to highlight international perspectives on the challenges, insights, successes and next steps for agencies and young people engaged in youth policy work at national, transnational and global levels. Areas of youth focus include: youth in conflict-affected areas, youth rights, youth participation, political participation, transitional justice, public health, gender, and civil society.

CYEC and the British Youth Council are managing this symposium event on behalf of the British Council and the Open Society Foundations.

Representatives from multilateral, regional institutions, NGOs and young people from across the globe will be attending.

The symposium was held in London on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday18th May 2011.

Photos

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

  • youthpolicy.org posted a photo:

    Symposium Day 2

    Impressions from the second day of the Youthpolicy Symposium on meaningful youth participation in international decision-making.

    Photos by London-based British Chinese artist, photographer and filmmaker Elaine Wong – www.elainewong.co.uk/

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Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 21:12

SO! It's been a while since my last blog post, having spent the last year and a bit grinding away as a Content and Community Manager at Livity - a youth engagement agency based in Brixton running some pretty astounding projects for young people across the UK (and the world in fact).Want to know more? Here's a lovely round up in an interview I did for Ushine Ishine, the Youth Mentor and Production company:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 11:46

The report by the British Council, Open Society Foundations, British Youth Council and the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, sets out the recommendations from the London
Symposium and includes calls for:

  • A ‘Youth Participation Index’, to set minimum standards on issues such as accountability, access and diversity
  • Ways for young people to track the promises made and outcomes from international decision-making forums
  • A mapping of international youth participation, starting with the UN system
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