The findings of the first phase of the landmark Erasmus+ funded, pan-European youth-led project “Care2Work” were launched at an international Conference entitled “Barriers Understood”- Young BME Carers in Europe that was held on 10 February 2016 in Carpi, Italy.
The conference brought together over 110 researchers, policy makers, youth professionals and employment agencies representatives from across Europe to discuss the long-term implications of caring on young people’s personal and professional development with particular focus on youth from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
The report findings instigated a fruitful debate on caring as a positive experience that helps young people develop strong interpersonal and practical skills including empathy, responsibility and self-confidence. Strengths that if nurtured and managed well, can lead young carers to live successful and fulfilling lives.
10th February, 2016 – Carpi (Italy)
International conference “Barriers understood: Young BAME carers in Europe”