Colorful illustration of a person writing on a computer keyboard. On the right side of the keyboard there is a yellow cup of coffee, a violet computer mouse. On the left side there is a yellow notebook and a blue pencil. In front of the keyboard is a green computer screen .The 3rd European Academy on Youth Work event is coming closer. Even if you will not be joining the event in Kranjska Gora, following our live-streams of two key sessions of the Academy will give you the chance to learn more about Futures Foresight as a professional approach to develop strategies for policy and practice, and about potential futures scenarios for youth work.


You can join us on:

Wednesday, 15th May, 9:30 – 11:00 CEST: Creating New Futures

Adanna Shallowe will give an input and engage you in understanding futures foresight. What is futures foresight, how is it being used, and why is this approach important? How can it help us take meaningful decisions and develop strategies in different fields today? Who decides on our future, and how can we get engaged with it?

Adanna Shallowe is an international affairs analyst, a skilled network weaver and facilitator. As a foresight practitioner, Adanna co-authored a research report entitled A Stitch in Time: Realising the value of futures & foresight. She is passionate about employing foresight tools to empower everyone to create more just and equitable futures for their communities and societies. 


Thursday, 16th May, 11:30 – 13:00 CEST: Futures of Youth Work

Özgehan Şenyuva, Aleksandra Szymczyk and Gisele Evrard will present the outcomes of the Futures of Youth Work research project that was undertaken by the EAYW over the past ten months. You will be able to hear about the different scenarios of youth work in different time horizons until 2050 that have come out of this collaborative research. How will youth work develop in the coming years? What emerging trends and developments can we already see or sense today? The session will also offer the opportunity to reflect on the connections between the possible futures and the present realities of youth work.

Özgehan Şenyuva is an Associate Professor in the International Relations Department at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, where he works extensively on youth, public opinion, Turkey-European relations and the politics of European football.
Aleksandra Szymczyk is a Research Associate at Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has been conducting research and co-authored publications on topics related to child and youth well-being. 
Gisele Evrard is a professional in Gestalt therapy, systemic and family constellations, with extensive experience in the field of European youth work and training, focusing on teams and organisations development processes, training and coaching and facilitation of learning.


A girl speaking through a large megaphoneStreaming will be available on our YouTube channel and posted on our Facebook and Instagram. Follow us regularly, as the link to directly follow the stream on YouTube will be announced soon on our social media!

These live-streamed sessions are a part of the 3rd European Academy on Youth Work Online.


If you missed our first webinars, we invite you to check out the outcomes of the two webinars held in March (already published) and April (published next week).

You can also watch our latest short video podcasts: the interviews with youth work and research professionals offer interesting perspectives on emerging trends and the future of youth work. Either go directly to the EAYW Youtube channel or follow the links on the EAYW FB.