YouthLink Scotland and Youth Scotland have been awarded funding from the Scottish Government’s Brexit Stakeholder Engagement Fund to support the youth work sector on Brexit.
The Hear EU project will involve conducting research with youth work practitioners on Brexit and using this information to produce a short report and resources for practitioners.
Susan Hunter, Policy and Research Officer at YouthLink Scotland, said, “Hear EU is an exciting opportunity for YouthLink Scotland to work in partnership with Youth Scotland. This project builds on earlier work that YouthLink Scotland have initiated and contributed to around the impact of Brexit on youth work in Scotland, namely the publication of an academic briefing paper, young people’s Brexit focus groups with My Life My Say, and our lead role in the Keep Erasmus Plus campaign. It is now the time we hear directly from youth workers in local communities about their views on the impact of Brexit on youth work.”
Ian McLaughlan, Chief Executive, Youth Scotland, said, “Youth Scotland is excited to be working with YouthLink Scotland to hear the views of youth workers across Scotland about the impact on youth work of the UK’s exit from the EU. As we move into an uncertain future, young people need to have opportunities to express their views in key social debates, such as the type of country we want to be and how the UK’s exit from the EU will impact on their lives. Every day youth workers are working with young people to empower them and through this project we will learn more about the support they need to help young people’s voices be heard, locally, nationally and beyond.”
Youth workers can get involved in the project by answering this short survey. The survey will remain open until 20th January 2019 and respondents will be in with the chance to win £50 Love2Shop vouchers.