Covid has arguably hit young people hardest, disrupting their learning and entry into working life, and effecting their mental health, well-being and future life chances. These effects have in turn had an unequal impact on different groups of young people across society. In support of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan the Policy Commission recognises our shared responsibility to ensure that young people across these different groups have equal opportunities in education, training and the labour market as part of the post-pandemic recovery.
The call for evidence is open to those with relevant knowledge, expertise or experience in this area. We welcome contributions from academic and professional services colleagues from across the EUniWell partner universities, and from organisations that work with young people.
We are keen to receive a broad range of contributions which will help us understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people’s mental well-being, progression in education, work, and ability to plan their future careers and lives. We are especially interested in evidence of uneven effects on different groups of young people along lines of socio-economic background, gender, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
Examples of evidence include, but are not limited to:
The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2022. The full call for evidence document and link to online portal can be downloaded here:
For any questions about the call for evidence, please contact Paul Vallance, EUniWell Research Fellow p.vallance[at]bham.ac.uk
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