How do young people navigate the challenges of an increasingly complex society and what factors account for differences in their engagement and contribution as citizens? How does neurobiological development interact with social and societal experiences, including family dynamics, peer relationships, and socio-economic opportunities? How can we gain insights into and predict the extent to which young individuals develop into engaged citizens who meet both their own and others’ needs? These questions lie at the heart of the conference’s discussions. This conference will bring together experts who explore the interplay between individual neurobiological development and the diverse social and societal opportunities that shape young people’s paths.

The conference serves as the starting point for the 10-year Dutch program “Growing Up Together in Society” (GUTS).



For all GUTS trainees, keep October 12 free for a full-day unique PhD/post doc training event at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam (more information will follow soon).