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A key element of IPPO’s work is hosting regular events featuring policymakers from across the UK as well as topic specialists, practitioners and other leading experts. Please find all public events on our YouTube channel here.

IPPO Cities Event #8

Young people’s urban futures: what is insecure work like and what can cities do?

Thursday 8th September 2022  (5 pm – 6:30 pm BST)

The singular shock of the pandemic saw young people entering the labour market forced increasingly into insecure forms of employment.

This event brings together young people, researchers, and city leaders to foreground young people’s experience of insecure work during Covid. It will consider the implications of their experience for public policy, and seek to propose useable takeaways for city policymakers, employers and trade unions to improve young people’s urban futures.

Questions the event will consider include:

• What is it like as a young person navigating insecure work?

• Which lessons can we learn from their experiences during the pandemic?

• How can research and lived experience help policymakers address the issues raised?

• Which initiatives are being undertaken by cities and how can successful interventions be replicated?

The event will see the launch of a British Academy-funded report by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Dr Fiona Christie exploring how young people in Greater Manchester resist and make meaning of insecure working conditions. Dr Cristiana Orlando of the Institute of Employment Studies will also share findings from her recent Health Foundation-funded research Not just any jobs, Good Jobs!

The session will foreground young people’s experience of insecure work, and see officials from different cities present their insights on the challenges and successes of policymaking in this area.

The event will be facilitated by Carlene Thomas-Bailey, a former Guardian staff writer, current media mentor at the London College of Communications, and member of the Black Business Incubator programme at Somerset House.

This will be a hybrid event, taking place online and in-person at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School in the United Kingdom. For those attending in person, there will be a half-hour for networking after the event, with refreshments provided.

This is a collaborative event between the IPPO Cities – part of the International Public Policy Observatory – and the Centre for Decent Work and Productivity at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Sign up for the Eventbrite for this event here.

Ending violence against women and girls: The legacy of the pandemic and strategies

Wednesday 14th September (10am – 11.30am BST)

Levels of violence against women and girls, and particularly domestic violence, increased globally as a result of the pandemic. A variety of strategies and national plans have been put in place by governments across the globe, but much more needs to be done.

The International Public Policy Observatory has organised this online event with Pivotal Public Policy Forum, to hear about the latest policy developments which seek to address this human rights violation, and what works best.

Speakers will include:

Professor Nicky Stanley, Co-Director, Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Violence and Harm, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Dr Nancy Lombard, Reader in Sociology and Social Policy, Glasgow Caledonian University
Sarah Mason, CEO Women’s Aid Federation NI
Dr Stephanie Holt, Associate Professor of Social Studies, Trinity College Dublin

Our previous work has focused on online learning, education, social care workers and basic income. Based and led by UCL by Professor Joanna Chataway, with partners across all devolved nations including Professor Chris Taylor at Cardiff University, Professor Muiris MacCarthaigh at Queen’s University Belfast, and Professor Graeme Roy at University of Glasgow, we connect many universities and research centres, including INGSA the global network of government science advisers and the Blavatnik School at Oxford University.

For more information on any of IPPO’s workstreams, email us at ippo@ucl.ac.uk.


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