PARTISPACEProject reference: 649416
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Spaces and Styles of Participation. Formal, non-formal and informal possibilities of young people’s participation in European cities.
Total cost:EUR 2 575 965
EU contribution:EUR 1 985 711
Topic(s):YOUNG-5a-2014 - Societal and political engagement of young people and their perspectives on Europe
Call for proposal:H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2014See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:RIA - Research and Innovation action
Existing research suggests that political participation and European orientation of young people depend on how they experience influence and involvement at local level. This reflects that individuals need the experience of self-efficacy to engage in wider communities. Research also reveals that only few young people engage in formalised participation (parties, trade unions, or youth councils) as these are not flexible enough for individualised concerns, biographies and life styles and they reflect patterns of social inequality.
The project Spaces and Styles of Participation (PARTISPACE) starts from the assumption that all young people do participate while not all participation is recognised as such. The study asks for the different ways in which young people participate in decisions „which concern them and, in general, the life of their communities”. How do 15- and 30-year-olds engage with the public in formal, non-formal and informal settings and how is this supported or inhibited by local youth policies and youth work? The countries involved – Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK – secure contrasting contexts of young people’s growing up as well as differing orientations towards Europe.
The design of PARTISPACE includes:
• National research literature reviews and policy analysis;
• Analysis of European Social Survey data on young people’s participatory orientations;
• Local case studies in one major city per country including expert interviews, focus groups discussions, city walks and biographical interviews with young people, ethnographic case studies of formal, non-formal, and informal participatory spaces.
• Activating and supporting participatory action research by young people themselves.
The analysis relates local constellations with national and European patterns and discourses of youth participation. Findings are constantly discussed with representatives of the youth sector at local and European level.
EU contribution: EUR 415 916
THEODOR W ADORNO PLATZ 1
60629 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
EU contribution: EUR 261 791
AVENUE DU PROFESSEUR LEON BERNARD
35043 RENNES CEDEX
EU contribution: EUR 122 666
BOULEVARD DU PORT 33
EU contribution: EUR 202 812
OXFORD ROAD ALL SAINTS BUILDING
M15 6BH MANCHESTER
EU contribution: EUR 160 812
EU contribution: EUR 193 553
VIA ZAMBONI 33
EU contribution: EUR 355 687
405 30 GOETEBORG
EU contribution: EUR 175 187
ULICA MLADEZKA 20B
EU contribution: EUR 97 287
KAYISDAGI STREET AGUSTOS CAMPUS 26
EU contribution: EUR 0
9001 St. Gallen