Welcome to UP2YOUTH: Youth - actor of social change

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The Department of Applied Social studies from the University College Cork is partner in working group concerned with Youth Participation.

The Department of Applied Social studies seeks to promote critical learning, practice and research perspectives on society, welfare and multicultural issues in an Irish, European and global context.
Research Areas are: Education and Youth, Youth Welfare Services, Civil Society and Social Services, Education, Health and Social Care – Services for Consumers or for Citizens?, Irish Social Services.
Recent projects:

  • Youth Policy and Participation. Potentials of participation and informal learning in young people’s transitions to the labour market. A comparative analysis in ten European regions. 2001 - 2004. (European Commission, FP 5)
  • Catholic – Protestant Relationships in Ireland, North & South. 2003 – 2005 (North-South Programme for Collaborative Research)
  • Advising local networks of 3rd sector initiatives: job creation for (disadvantaged) young people in the area of social and youth services. 1998 – 2000 (European Commission) 


Thomas Paul Burgess, phd, senior lecturer. Fields of expertise: youth, youth policy, lifelong learning.

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 July 2007 )

Project supported by funding under the European Union's Sixth Research Framework Programme - Coordinated by IRIS e.V.

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