On the 1 March 2023, 46 policy makers and 36 higher education researchers and professional staff from the higher education sector came together in Tangent Business School, Trinity College Dublin, to build bridges and better align emerging research, and existing research evidence for youth wellbeing policy, with Government policy priorities.
This event was organised by Campus Engage, Irish Universities Association (IUA) and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), and funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).
Working together, the DCEDIY and the IUA set out to build trust, and an understanding of existing and future policy needs. The objective was to better understand the gaps in research evidence to address youth policy challenges, foresight needs, and to inform researchers own future research planning. This is part of the ambition of Campus Engage to kickstart the implementation of Impact 2030.
The evidence for public policy brokerage sessions for the event were chaired by Ms Mary Doyle, Visiting Fellow, Public Policy, Trinity College Dublin; Dr Fergal Lynch, Senior Lead, Government and Public Policy Engagement, University of Galway; and Seán Ó Foghlú, Senior Fellow in Public Policy, Maynooth University.