There is a paucity of good quality, accessible research evidence that can be used effectively for the purposes of advocacy. Much available material is anecdotal and reportage and there is a lack of in-depth longitudinal research. There is a need for more systematic gathering, sharing and analysis of detailed evidence.
The practice of The Indra Congress must be underpinned by a continually developing body of theory, experience and understanding that documents, informs and moves the practice forward. To this end we aspire to:
- develop a database of information regarding relevant practice and practitioners across the world
- encourage related research and other academic activities in partnership with Higher Education Institutions, other agencies and organisations and the co-ordinators and young people in the grassroots centres.