By Christel Van Wonterghem
On 15-17 May 2013, UCSIA is organizing the academic workshop "Youth and Civic Participation: Is a Younger Generation Reshaping European Politics?". This workshop wants to investigate how a young generation of citizens tries to make sense of current social trends and problems
Whereas some researchers are convinced of the apparent civic disengagement of youth, others suggest that civic participation of young people is stable and that they may still be open to non-institutionalized forms of practicing politics.
By preference, proposals summarize comparative research of different (European) countries and types of participation. The topics are centered around, but not limited to, the following themes:
The deadline for submitting your application is Sunday 6th of January 2013. Candidates should send in the completed submission form, accompanied by a short academic curriculum vitae and an outline of the proposed paper. The decision of the selection committee will be communicated by mid-February 2013 at the latest.Selected participants will present their papers in a panel session (20 minutes in English). A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed book volume on the topic of the workshop.
Source: youth-partnership-eu.coe.int: Call for papers for the international workshop ''Youth and Civic Participation: Is a Younger Generation Reshaping European Politics?'' (15-17 May 2013, University of Antwerp, Belgium)
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