Over the weekend of March 8/9/10 an icy Leeds witnessed both the In Defence and Youth & Policy conferences. There was a remarkable synergy between the two events. True to the Greek origins of the word from synergia meaning ‘working together’ energy and creativity flowed from one to the other , involving a cross-section of participants – students, workers, managers, academics and researchers from across the UK and indeed the globe! The USA, Japan, France and Flanders were represented. Across the next week we will be posting a number of reflections upon the proceedings and proposals for action.
For the moment just to thank everyone, who contributed to an exploration of both past and present, which spoke constantly to the contemporary dilemmas facing youth and community work. Watch this space for further reports.