Young People and Politics: Engaged, Dis-engaged and Just Plain Turned Off!

   THIS Friday, September 16, 2016 from 10:15am – 5pm

National University of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin - View Map


10.30-12.30 Panel 1 - Political Participation and Political Trust

                                Chair: James Doorley (NYCI)

                                Political Trust of Young Adults: Comparative findings

                                Prof Elina Kestila-Kekkonen (Tampere)

                               Postmaterialism and young people’s political participation in a time of austerity

                               Prof Matt Henn (Nottingham Trent)

                               Views from the Inside; Building Political Participation

                                Orla Murphy (UNICEF Ireland)

12.30 -1.30          Lunch

1.30-3.30 Panel 2 - Engaging Young People

                             Chair: Dr Theresa Reidy (UCC)

                             Digging it and doing it; Gender-based differences in adolescent political efficacy

                             Dr Philip Murphy (UCC)

                             Exploring opportunities for youth engagement and participation in a ‘Smart City’

                             Long Pham (UCC) and Dr Elizabeth Massey (UCC)

                             Presentation on “Young Voices” project


3.45 – 5.00 Roundtable Discussion - Young People in Politics

                           Chair: Marie Claire McAleer (NYCI)

Twitter: #nyci #ucc

This event has been funded by a New Foundations Award from the Irish Research Council.

Please register here:

Best wishes,


Event Date: 

10 - 17