It is our pleasure to invite you to the international conference

‘Youth and Educational Disadvantage: The Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe’

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, March 21st, 2013

During the meeting the research results of the EU-funded project ‘Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe’ (GOETE) will be presented and discussed. At the centre of attention is a dialogue between research, practice and policy on the topic.

The Topic and Context

In recent years education has received a great deal of attention on the part of researchers, policymakers and the general public; in particular focussed on the competencies that children and young people acquire over time in the education system. But how actually do educational trajectories take shape? Or more precisely: which decisions lie at the basis of the individual educational trajectories of children and young people, who makes these decisions, on what basis, and under what conditions? This International Conference is a unique occasion aimed at addressing these questions.

The GOETE Research Project

GOETE was carried out in collaboration with 14 international partners in eight European countries (Germany, Finland, France, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, and Slovenia). The project focused on questions around ‘access’ to education, the means through which pupils ‘cope’ with the demands of the education system, and the ‘relevance’ of education for their future lives and for society. The conference presenters will explore the relationships between school and out-of-school agencies, as well as the educational biographies of students and the institutional regulation of education.

The programme of the conference can be downloaded from:

German Press Release for the conference is available for download, as well:

The Conference Venue

Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend, Casino Building,
Grüneburgweg 1, 60323,
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

For confirmation or any other questions regarding this event please send a short email to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.