PROMISE – Promoting youth involvement and social engagement

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Thanks to Paul Gent (2017)

We are very pleased to help promote the results of a European project involving young people in Manchester. A showcase event, from 4-7pm on Wednesday 28th November, at the University of Manchester, will share and celebrate the stories and creativity of young people in Manchester gathered as part of a larger European project (PROMISE) exploring young people’s responses to stigma and conflict in their day to day lives. Despite experiencing such barriers and difficulties, many young people shared stories of positive changes they had made in their lives and the lives of others.

The evening will begin with an overview of the research and an exhibition of the creative outputs: photography, documentary art, and music videos. This will be followed by roundtable discussions drawing upon the experiences of youth and community organisations, practitioners and researchers. By sharing their findings in this way, the team behind the project hope to identify how their research can be used in the most effective way to improve the lives of young people in Manchester and beyond.

All are welcome and they are particularly looking forward to hearing from young people, youth workers and practitioners, youth organisations and community groups. Please register for your free ticket here.

Dr Jo Deakin, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Manchester University’s  Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, has writing an interesting piece on some of the findings of the project published in The Conversation.

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