Eastern Europeans have been one of the fastest growing minority groups in the UK.
This workshop focuses on the experiences of Eastern European young people who have moved to the UK since the enlargement of the European Union started in 2004. The issues of how best to support these young people during their education and their transitions to further education and employment demands further attention and cross-sector knowledge exchange, particularly in the context of ‘Brexit’ uncertainty.
There will be four workshop sessions throughout the day, each one focused on the key challenges for young people Eastern European countries living in the UK:
- Identity and belonging
- Educational experiences and opportunities
- Racism and citizenship
- Precarity and future plans.
In the workshop sessions, Dr Naomi Tyrrell (Co-Investigator) and Dr Claire Kelly (Research Fellow) will present the research findings from the ‘Here to Stay? Identity, citizenship and belonging among settled Eastern European migrant children and young people in the UK’ project (www.migrantyouth.org). Members of the project’s Young People’s Advisory Board will discuss their own experiences and opinions throughout the day. In addition, invited speakers will present the key issues they encounter in their work with Eastern European young people.
The session format will prompt discussion with plenty of time allocated to cross-sector information sharing and knowledge gathering.
- If you would like to participate in the workshop as a speaker please email email@example.com by 18th September 2017.
- If you would like to participate in the workshop as a delegate (tickets are free, refreshments and lunch will be provided) please register via the Eventbrite webpage* by 31st October 2017.
If you have any questions about the workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.