Transformative Youth Work International Conference

Developing and Communicating Impact - 4th September - 6th September (Conference opening times: Tuesday 9am - Thursday 1pm )

Call for Papers

Abstract submission

We are accepting abstracts for both 'research papers' and 'discussion papers' for Transformative Youth Work 2018, please click here for details on submitting and the Abstract form

The deadline for submissions - 30th March 2018.

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Keynote speakers

Our keynotes are:

  • Prof Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia : 'Innovative Approaches and Transformative Youth Work Practice

  • Prof Dimitris Ballas of the University of Groningen, Netherlands : 'A Human Atlas of Europe – A Continent United in Diversity'.


A number of bursaries and subsidised places are available for non UK applicants.

To apply please click on conference registration.

Easy connections

Getting to Plymouth

Plymouth Marjon University is located in Derriford, just a few miles north of Plymouth in beautiful South West England. Plymouth is accessed via the A38 Devon Expressway which links to the motorway network at Exeter (M5).

From the M5, you can join the M4 to London (approx 4 hours drive) and South Wales, or the M6 to the Midlands and the North. Our nearest airport is at Exeter and there is a good coach link between our two cities.

If arriving in at a London airport transfer to London Paddington and jump on a frequent rail service to Plymouth (3 hours). If arriving via the Eurostar into London Waterloo, take a train from London Waterloo to change at Exeter St David's for Plymouth.


BASES Conference 2017 - Plymouth

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About Plymouth

The conference is being held at Plymouth Marjon University in Devon, South West England. Marjon has pioneered research in youth work and the training of youth workers for nearly 30 years and is proud to host Transformative Youth Work 2018

Our city is packed with character and charm and delegates may enjoy waterside dining at the Barbican or the Royal William Yard. Or if you love the great outdoors then you can take a short trip to the beach, to Cornwall or to Dartmoor National Park. With transport links by road and rail, the University is easily accessible to those travelling to the conference and on-site parking is available.

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Supported by

  • TAG - The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work
  • POYWE - Professional Open Youth Work in Europe
  • Youth & Policy


This conference has been part funded from Erasmus + Key Action 2, project reference number: 2015-3-UK01-KA205-022861.


Refund Policy:

No delegate refunds will be available within one month of the conference as all accommodation, meals and conference costs have been incurred.