We are delighted to welcome you to attend the Conceptualising Youth Mobilities amidst Social Challenges Workshop. The workshop brings together over ten presenters in and outside Australia, including our two Keynote Speakers, Associate Professor Valentina Cuzzocrea (Università degli studi di Cagliari) and Associate Professor Catherine Gomes (RMIT). The workshop provides speakers and audiences with dedicated networking time and connections with like-minded researchers at all stages of their careers, including early career and postgraduate. This one-day, hybrid and catered event is free of charge, and the online and in-person attendance is open to all, but registration for attendance is necessary.
In this one-day workshop, we will examine transnational youth mobilities amidst the social challenges of our contemporary world. How do young people construct belonging and place in a mobile world? What is the role of mobility in young people’s negotiation of social challenges? How might emerging forms of mobility (re)shape perceptions of adulthood and aspirations for youth transitions?
The theme of Social Challenges is particularly timely considering the growing knowledge of the challenges that young people face as society emerges from COVID-19 associated lockdowns; grappling with, in many cases, pre-existing issues including mental health, employment, racism and inequality, among others.