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Education as Welfare - Enhancing opportunities for socially vulnerable youth in Europe

Objective

The ITN 'Education as Welfare - Enhancing opportunities for socially vulnerable youth in Europe' aims to consolidate research on education and welfare and evaluate its capacity to tackle the multiple challenges and pressures a large proportion of young people in Europe faces. In examining the welfare dimensions of educational settings and the educational dimensions of welfare services, it integrates welfare and educational perspectives into a coherent approach for theoretical analysis and public policy. By focusing on universal conditions of human development, this approach warrants international applicability. It produces knowledge that facilitates the enablement and social integration of young people facing economic, social and personal barriers after leaving compulsory schooling. The scientific objective of the research and training programme is to identify factors with which to extend young people’s opportunities and capabilities in work, autonomy and participation -- the central dimensions of welfare. The ITN will combine and synergise the interdisciplinary research experience and professional capacities of leading European university departments and social, economic and political actors. Alongside their own research projects, the Early-Stage Researchers will design and conduct a comparative Education-as-Welfare survey that will serve as one fundament of their methodological training. The five non-university partners will especially ensure the dissemination of the findings to education and welfare policymakers. The added value of the ITN consists in promoting a new type of governance of education and welfare that transcends traditional national borders. It will develop a theoretically advanced, empirically measurable and internationally comparable conception of education as welfare that the excellent experts in human service provision it has trained will be able to apply from an innovative, analytically sound and practically applicable perspective.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 757 334
Administrative Contact
Sebastian Kraus (Mr.)

Participants (10)

UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 285 472
Address
Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marek Kwiek (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 186 173
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrico Testi (Mr.)
FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE DE L'INTERNATIONALE DE L'EDUCATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 180 730
Address
Boulevard Du Roi Albert Ii 5
1210 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guntars Catlaks (Dr.)
INSTITUT SYNDICAL EUROPEEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 191 530
Address
Boulevard Du Roi Albert Ii 5, Box 4
1210 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marc Van Hees (Mr.)
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 428 568
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Myriam Jorio (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 206 353
Address
20 Bedford Way
WC1H 0AL London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paivi Suomi (Ms.)
Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 273
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 15 Palazzo Del Broletto
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrica Chiappero Martinetti (Prof.)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 207 252
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carita Bengs (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 193 573
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 203 952
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludde Edgren (Prof.)