Youth Unemployment on the Agenda at FuSIon Fest
FuSIon Fest will see some of the best examples of Social Innovation from Northern Ireland and further afield, and through the breakout sessions, we’ll be shining a light and getting hands on with these practitioners and finding out how these innovations can help your organisation, stimulate ideas and spark thoughts to help work with companies and more.
A key area of the Social Innovation NI work is to develop Youth Unemployment is one of the largest social challenges we face in Northern Ireland, and this session, led by Work West, and following on from the work that they’ve been doing through the Social Innovation NI Knowledge Exchange programme – will provide an opportunity for people to help generate new ideas for how to address unemployment amongst 16-18 year olds.
About the Knowledge Exchange Programme
The Social Innovation NI Knowledge Exchange Programme is an internationally engaged learning community around social innovation through connecting those exploring and delivering innovative solutions to social problems with one another and with practical examples, relevant knowledge and research.
Over time, there will be a number of these programmes running. The first to launch is our Knowledge Exchange Programme around possible new socially innovative solutions to address unemployment challenges currently faced by 16-18 year olds.
The programme will go through a process of Stakeholder Mapping, followed by Best Practice Exchange and Design Thinking. Following on from this will be a Report on the Findings and a Symposium to Share Learning.
If you are content that the provision of support for our unemployed young people is working then this is not for you.
However, if you wish to see improved outcomes for young people, are committed to an open sharing of ideas and challenges then this programme of collaborative design thinking can help you to develop new solutions.