We are really excited to announce our next podcast, which will be premiered on April 13, 2021, on our Facebook page at 11:00 Central European Time (CET).


What is the impact of COVID-19 on the youth sector? What is the biggest challenge of youth work today? How can we use more research in youth work? These are questions we asked Özgehan Şenyuva, Associate Professor in the International Relations Department at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, where he works on youth, public opinion, Turkish-European relations and the politics of European football.

Özgehan is a member of the Advisory Board, a body set up within EAYW to advise the Steering Group on the further development of the EAYW.

Besides this, he has extensive experience in research projects and was the principal investigator for the FREE: Football Research in an Enlarged Europe (free-project.eu), a pioneer FP7 project that was completed in 2015. He was also part of the FP7 SAHWA project (Researching Arab Mediterranean Youth: Towards a New Social Contract) (sahwa.eu), publishing numerous policy papers, reports and articles on Arab-Mediterranean Youth. He has published numerous research and opinion articles, book chapters and a book on youth work and learning mobility.

For more than two decades, Özgehan worked as a youth worker/trainer and comes from the learning mobility field. He is a Steering Group member of the European Platform on Learning Mobility and is a research partner as part of the Ray Network – Research-based analysis of European youth programmes (researchyouth.net).

Don’t forget and join us on Tuesday, April 13, for our Facebook premiere at 11:00 CET. See you there!