B-YOUTH 24 Youth emancipation through research: strategies, methods, objectives

Program code
ss24-02

Program Duration
5 days

Dates
16-20 June, 2024

Tuition fee
650 € THE REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES ALL SUMMER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION AT MONTE BARRO HOSTEL






B-YOUTH 24


Description

The 2024 edition of the B-YOUth Summer School (see 2023 and 2022 editions) which will be held in Como, Monte Barro, from 16th to 20th June 2024, will be dedicated to an in-depth exploration of the nature and potential of young people's participation in research.

If it is true that modernity has always placed great emphasis on knowledge and critical thinking as essential means for achieving emancipation, should we not think of young people, from the very beginning of their education, as co-constructors of emancipatory knowledge envisioning them as researchers who can formulate novel inquiries and develop conceptual and practical frameworks to reshape both their world and ours into a more equitable environment?

Starting from these premises, and moving from a methodological perspective, the Summer School will focus on how to design participatory research able to recognize young people as legitimate meaning-makers and involve them as active subjects in the entire process. It will embrace the emancipatory nature of committed research as a horizon of meaning by considering both the possibility of the unheard voices to express themselves and the dynamics of power in educational practices.

Combining lectures and seminars led by internationally renowned scholars and group-work activities, the B-YOUth Summer School will be an exciting opportunity for young researchers to reflect on the emerging theoretical and methodological perspectives on the debates concerning innovative strategies and knowledge co-construction for youth emancipation.

It will offer an international and interdisciplinary training programme for PhD students and early-career academics, with the goal to enhance knowledge on themes related to these topics through lectures, seminars and group-work sessions led by scholars of national and international standing. It also aims to create an environment conducive to critical thinking and methodological discussion and to support exchange opportunities as well as the creation of new research networks.

Location:

MONTE BARRO REGIONAL PARK (COMO LAKE) - All lectures and activities will take place at the Hostel Parco del Monte Barro. From here you can enjoy the beauties of this Regional Natural Park, with breathtaking views over Lake Como and the surrounding mountains and lakes of the Brianza. A shuttle service connecting Lecco train station and the Hostel will be available on the first and last day of the School.

Please note that at the Hostel single rooms are not available. All participants will be assigned to shared rooms (with 2, 3 or 4 beds). Each room has a private bathroom.

Lectures and seminars topics

  • DEMOCRACY, RESEARCH AND ACTIVISM
  • RESEARCH, YOUTH AND PARTICIPATION
  • YOUTH MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES

Group work

  • DESIGNING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL ON THE THEMES OF THE SCHOOL

Programme outline

Activities will begin on June 16th afternoon (check in after 15:30) and will end on June 20th with the final lunch.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submissions is 28th February 2024. The summer school can host up to 20 participants. We expect to be able to notify successful applicants by mid-March 2024.

Prerequisites

PhD students and early career researchers. Priority will be given to candidates working in education, politics, philosophy, psychology, geography, anthropology. If you are not working in any of these fields but would like to be considered, please contact us to discuss your eligibility. Gender balance will be taken into account.

organizing Department

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SCIENCES FOR EDUCATION

Scientific committee

  • Elisabetta Biffi - University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Stefano Malatesta - University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Alessandro Pepe - University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Stefano Pippa - University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Andrea Galimberti - University of Milano-Bicocca

INVITED SPEAKERS

  • Marco Picone, University of Palermo, Italy;
  • Karin Hannes, University of KU Leuven, Belgium;
  • Barry Percy Smith, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom;

Requested documents to be uploaded in the application form:

CV, ID card or passport.

For further information, contact:

[email protected]

Multilayered Urban Sustainability Action

Event realised within the MUSA – Multilayered Urban Sustainability Action – project, funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU, under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) Mission 4 Component 2 Investment Line 1.5: Strenghtening of research structures and creation of R&D “innovation ecosystems”, set up of “territorial leaders in R&D”

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