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[ 01.06.2012 ] - International conference «Youth in Latvia, Europe, Globe: Opportunities & Risks» — Call for participants

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia invites to participate in the conference which will take place in Riga, Latvia, June 1–2, 2012.

The objective is to analyse youth problems both from the perspective of youth research and youth policy in order to strengthen an effective collaboration between youth research and youth policy both in Latvia and internationally. It aims also to develop the network of youth researchers and attract early career youth researchers. The conference plans to offer a platform for discussions on the role of youth research in the development and implementation of youth policy. 

Particularly welcomed are papers on youth characteristics in the changing and globalised society, which are based on comparative research and new research methodologies of youth research. 

For detailed information and abstract submissions visit

Among the confirmed keynote speakers are: 

  • Hans-Joachim Schild (EU–EC of Youth Partnership), 
  • Prof. Helena Helve (Tampere University, Finland), 
  • Prof. Jacek Moskalewicz (Warsaw, Poland), 
  • Prof. Jürgen Rehm (Toronto University, Canada), 
  • Jón Sigfússon (Reykjavik University, Iceland), 
  • Olga Tereščenko (Belarusian State University, Republic of Belarus), 
  • Ilze Trapenciere (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Latvia) 

The conference is organized within the grant Nr. 2010/0195/2DP/ «Latvijas Universitātes Filozofijas un socioloģijas institūta kapacitātes attīstība un starptautiskās sadarbības veicināšana», European Regional Development Fund.


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