Beyond Brexit: the impact of leaving the EU on the youth work sector

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2017) Beyond Brexit: the impact of leaving the EU on the youth work sector. Youth and Policy,

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The UK having voted to leave the EU, Annette Coburn and Sinéad Gormally consider potential problems and possibilities for youth work within post-Brexit Britain, with a focus on Scotland in particular. They outline how youth work has reached a ‘tipping point’ in its evolution, where austerity measures have consistently undermined it. They examine the potential impact of the further loss of EU funding. Recognising that it is entirely uncharted territory, they assert that despite the inherent concerns, Brexit could also be a catalyst for re-imagining youth work as a creative and resistant practice within social and informal education.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gormally, Professor Sinead
Authors: Coburn, A., and Gormally, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change
Journal Name:Youth and Policy
Publisher:National Youth Agency
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Youth & Policy
First Published:First published in Youth and Policy October 2017
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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