Welcome to UP2YOUTH: Youth - actor of social change

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The Department of Social Policy and Social Work is partner in working group concerned with Transitions of ethnic minority youth.
The Department of Social Policy and Social Work is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the oldest such department in Finland. The Department carries out research in the fields of welfare institutions and broader social and social policy matters and gives its students comprehensive instruction based on this research. The Department has two main degree subjects, social policy and social work for which there is a separate entrance examination. There are also three special study programmes in the Department: urban studies, environmental research and ageing research. Social policy has a century-long tradition as an independent discipline in Finland, and at the University of Helsinki, it has been taught since 1945. The Department of Social Policy at the University of Helsinki is the leading one in Finland. For undergraduate students, the Department of Social Policy provides two alternative study programmes: the programme for general social policy and the programme for social work. Graduates from the general study programme receive the professional skills required in public administration, planning, social research, and international organisations. The objective of the programme for social work is to prepare professionals in social work and related administrative and research tasks. Research projects: From child Protection to Childhood Policy, Economic Social and Experienced Well being of one parent families in Europe and its region, Housing solutions for released prisoners, Youth unemployment and social exclusion in Europe.

Ilse Julkunen, professor. Fields of expertise: youth, unemployment and social policy.
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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