C219-C220, College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT
Organised by the Social Policy
Research Centre (SPRC), this conference will bring together stakeholders, policy
makers and researchers working on education and school-to-work transitions at a
European, national and local level.
During the event, the team from the SPRC will present the preliminary findings of its extensive research with schools across several sites in England, carried out as part of the wide-scale EU-funded project, Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe (RESL.eu). This will be followed by guest speakers presenting the situation at the European level, then an in-depth round table discussion involving a number of stakeholders and policy makers on the implications raised by the findings of this important research.
The event will also represent a key stage in the development of the 'Stakeholders Engagement Platform' of RESL.eu and allow us to identify ways in which our research findings can inform the work of national and local education practitioners and policymakers.
Programme of the day:
10.00-10.20 Arrival and coffee
10.20-10.30 Welcome and introduction to RESL.eu – Prof Louise Ryan
10.30-11.00 Presentation of key findings from survey data – Dr Alessio D'Angelo and Neil Kaye
11.00-11.30 Interrogating Early School Leaving, Youth Unemployment and NEETs – Professor Louise Ryan and Magdolna Lőrinc
11.30-12.30 Presentation by EU speakers:
Eamonn Davern - DE Employment, European Commission
Dan Taubman - DG Education, European Commission/ Working group on ESL
1.30-3.00 Round table discussion: Challenges of youth unemployment in the London context
Jess Bridgman - Policy Connect
Abi Levitt - Tomorrow's People
Elaine Runswick - Barnet Council
Ruth Smith - Lambeth Council
Catherine Sezen- Association of Colleges
The event is free to attend but for catering purposes places must be booked in advance by 6th November 2015.
Limited places are available so book early to guarantee a place.