ERIC Number: ED360212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Young People in the European Community: Towards an Agenda for Research and Policy.
Chisholm, Lynne; Bergeret, Jean-Marie
This report considers the character of youth policies, youth research, and other aspects of youth in the member states of the European Community (EC). The goal is to provide a useful basis for further Community thinking on youth matters. Section 1 of the report depicts central aspects of youth across the EC. The aim is to demonstrate how young people's lives are framed by the social, economic, political, and cultural contexts in which children grow up. Sections 2 and 3 of the report examine the nature and direction of research concerning youth in the EC and offer proposals for change. In section 2, an initial working map of the EC's research and policy perspectives enables an assessment of the ways in which the EC Commission could promote a transnational approach to youth policy and research. Section 3 translates the assessment into a set of recommendations for EC policy. All of the recommendations seek to: (1) respond to themes identified in discussions with practitioners, policymakers, and researchers as important for the future; (2) take into account the range of experience and expertise available across the EC; and (3) develop the basis for a transnational tradition for for youth research and policy in Europe. Nineteen footnotes are included; an appendix and a bibliography containing 126 references are attached. (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).