“Sniffin’ glue” – Scanning some horizons for youth policy in 2020

Year of production: 2014

In this paper an author explores if far too few young people in Europe were even being allowed to “snif” a range of experiences and opportunities that might enhance their personal futures and contribute to more positive futures for their families, communities, regions, nations and Europe itself. He argues that on myriad fronts, the “glue” that produces tolerance and understanding, social cohesion, social inclusion and improved life chances needs both to be strengthened and extended.

This paper considers the broad themes that represent the essential core for youth policy development in Europe (and indeed beyond) as 2020 approaches.