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Anthony Gaunt, 2018

Youth – What We Know from our global research on young people

Our Next Generation research programme will be the starting point for three global conversations on priorities for young people. We will look across British Council research conducted in diverse countries including Germany, Poland, Italy, Lebanon, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Vietnam. We will summarise findings and policy recommendations, and ask what patterns or trends can be seen in three specific areas - Education and Skills, Youth Voice and Participation and Local and Global Challenges. 

Three events will be taking place on Monday 7th March, Thursday 10th March and Thursday 17th March 2022 on the above themes, and will be followed by the publication of three 'What We Know' thematic briefs.

These events will see policymakers, youth organisations and young people consider the research briefs in the current context, reflect on existing practice and collaboratively devise recommendations for the British Council and other stakeholders to take forward. 

The British Council and LSE Consulting look forward to seeing you there or invite you to follow the conversation via Twitter on @InsightBritish.

How to get involved

If you are interested in participating in one of these three collaborative and global conversations, you can register your attendance below:

  • Monday 7th March 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 AM GMT – Education and Skills – Register here 
  • Thursday 10th March 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 AM GMT – Global and Local Challenges – Register here
  • Thursday 17th March 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 AM GMT - Youth Voice – Register here 

 For further information, contact Reece Waldron at

The country reports that the three briefs and events focus on are: 

About Next Generation

Next Generation  is a global research programme initiated in countries that are experiencing a period of significant change, with the purpose of ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and their interests properly represented in decisions that will have lasting implications for their lives.

The research projects examine young people’s views around education, employment and lifestyle, as well as uncovering their hopes and fears for their country, their degree of international engagement and views on the wider world, and the values and beliefs that affect their lives.