To strengthen the societal impact of research, researchers increasingly seek ways to actively involve children and youth in their projects, but how do you design youth participation projects in such a way that is meaningful to both researchers and youth? To explore this question and learn from each other, Dynamics of Youth and Healthy Start co-organize a knowledge exchange session on Wednesday 31st May.
The session is intended for researchers who are experienced with youth participation in research and for researchers who are new to the field. The program includes plenary sessions and two parallel workshops:
1. Do’s and Don’ts of Youth Participation in Transdisciplinary Research [Dutch] – Facilitated by dr. Lysanne te Brinke, YoungXperts
In this workshop you will discover through practical experiences and concrete tips how to implement participation processes and tools in a way that suits young people. How do you, for example, reach the right target audience and at what time? How do you build an inclusive, sustainable, and equitable collaboration? What kind of working methods do you use? And how do you provide feedback on the findings?
2. Exchanging Experiences with Youth Participation in Research: Reflection, Insights, and Adjustments [English]
Through collaborative reflection, this workshop aims to foster a deeper understanding of youth participation in research and equip participants with valuable insights and ideas for improving their own research practices. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions, reflect on their own assumptions, and collectively organize their thoughts.
You are warmly invited to come and participate, however experienced or inexperienced you may feel. You can register your participation via this form.
Date and time: 31st of May 2023, 1-5 pm.
Location: the Social Impact Factory in Utrecht (directly across from Utrecht Centraal Station)
Pascale van Zantvliet, William Stephens, Jacobine Buizer (Dynamics of Youth)
Lysanne te Brinke, Irene Fierloos (Healthy Start)