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Ethnic Differences in Education and Diverging Prospects for Urban Youth in an Enlarged Europe

Objective

The research project aims to study how ethnic differences in education contribute to the diverging prospects for minority ethnic youth and their peers in urban settings. Through a comparative endeavor involving nine countries from among old and new member states of the European Union, EDUMIGROM will explore how far existing educational policies, practices and experiences in markedly different welfare regimes protect minority ethnic youth against marginalization and eventual social exclusion. Despite great variations in economic development and welfare arrangements, recent developments seem to lead to similar consequences for certain groups of second-generation immigrants in the western half of the continent and Roma in Central and Eastern Europe. Formally citizens with full rights in the respective states, people affiliated with these groups tend to experience new and intensive forms of involuntary separation, social exclusion, and second-class citizenship. The project will critically examine the role of education in these processes of ‘minoritization’. In ethnically diverse urban communities, schools often become targets for locally organized political struggles shaped by a broader political and civic culture of ethnic mobilization. EDUMIGROM aims to investigate how schools operate in their roles of socialization and knowledge distribution, and how they influence young people’s identity formation. The project will also explore how schools contribute to reducing, maintaining, or deepening inequalities in young people’s access to the labor market, further education and training, and also to different domains of social, cultural, and political participation. The results of macro-level investigations, a comparative survey and multi-faceted field research in local settings will provide rich datasets for intra- and cross-country comparisons and evidence-based policy making.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 488 102
Administrative Contact
Lilla Jakobs (Ms.)

Participants (10)

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZOCIOLOGIAI KUTATOINTEZET

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 84 720
Address
Uri Utca 49
1014 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mária Neményi (Dr.)
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 89 040
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hana Dokoupilova (Ms.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 96 480
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE VICTOR SEGALEN BORDEAUX II
France
EU contribution
€ 109 440
Address
Rue Leo Saignat 146
33076 Bordeaux Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charles-Henry Cuin (Prof.)
HESSISCHE STIFTUNG FRIEDENS- UND KONFLIKTFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 109 440
Address
Leimenrode 29
60322 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sabine Mannitz (Dr.)
TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
Address
Toth Kalman U 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beáta Bozsó (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 79 920
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hajnalka Harbula (Ms.)
SOCIOLOGICKY USTAV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 79 920
Address
Klemensova 19
813 64 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zuzana Kusa (Dr.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 45 390
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sol Britt Svensson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 109 440
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Ms.)