The Anthropology of Children and Youth Network (based at VU University, Amsterdam) celebrated its 5-year anniversary during the 16 June seminar. The Networks brings together academics and practitioners engaged in research and work with children and youth.
An official Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) since March 2012, it organises monthly seminars that promote child- and youth-oriented theory, methodology, and research ethics. Besides, it serves as a platform for (interdisciplinary) academic research and enhances dialogue with practitioners through joint research projects, publications and conferences.
The Network is chaired by Dr Sandra J.T.M. Evers and the seminars are hosted by the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (VU University Amsterdam).
At the celebratory meeting of 16 June the Network launched the special issue of the European Journal of Development Research (issue 26.2 April 2014). Guest editors: Sandra J.T.M. Evers, Shanti George, Roy Gigengack, Roy Huijsmans. The theme of this special issue was "Generationing" development: situating children and youth in development processes.