Forum Discussion Paper 2012 Youth International Volunteering and Development - an Opportunity for Development, International Understanding or Social Inclusion?

This is the twelfth in a series of discussion papers produced by Forum, which follows on from our research work on trends in international volunteering and co-operation in recent years.

One of the key areas identified for the IVCO conference in 2012 is the issue of international youth volunteering and how International Volunteer and Co-operation Organisations (IVCOs) do and can engage.

This paper aims to consider some of the implications of current international youth volunteering programs, what we can learn from them and identify some challenges for the future.

The views expressed in this paper are not necessarily those of Forum or its members or of the organisations for which the authors work. The responsibility for these views rests with the authors alone.

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