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Experiences of youth in natural mentoring relationships: Qualitative exploratory study

Project description

Growing up with natural mentoring relationships

Natural mentoring relationships (NMRs) can have a positive impact on a child’s cognitive and socio-emotional development. NMRs contribute to intergenerational dialogue and social cohesion in EU societies, a current priority of the Council of Europe’s Youth policy. However, knowledge of NMRs’ dynamics and benefits as experienced by young adolescents (ages 12-15) in the EU is limited, and there are no mentoring programmes are available. The EU-funded ENCOUNTER project will examine the experiences of young adolescents in the EU. The research team will compare the dynamics and features of NMRs between genders in the Czech Republic and beyond. ENCOUNTER will also review theories on youth development and conceptualise a theoretical framework on natural mentoring phenomena.


Net EU contribution
€ 144 980,64
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1

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Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00