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Constructing AcTive CitizensHip with European Youth: Policies, Practices, Challenges and Solutions

Objective

The proposal will investigate young people’s views of the EU and of their role in building the EU through their participatory practices at EU, national, regional and local levels. These issues will be examined from an interdisciplinary perspective (Political Sciences, Sociology, History, Media and Communications, Education, Psychology) as building blocks for a new and groundbreaking conceptualization and theoretical model of youth active citizenship in the EU, including “psychological” citizenship and practices of social and political engagement.
To achieve this aim, the proposal will adopt an innovative approach combining traditional theoretical hypothesis testing with empirical-phenomenological analysis and allowing to integrate the perspectives of young people, as co-producers of knowledge, with those of researchers and other stakeholders. A wide range of research methods will be used including documentary and media analysis, interviews and focus groups, a cross-national longitudinal study, ethnographic case studies of participatory practices and a socially innovative intervention. These quantitative and qualitative methods will allow to develop a new, robust and cutting-edge conceptualization of youth active citizenship in the EU and new evidence-based multilevel integrated theoretical model.
This approach will offer a multifaceted understanding of the different factors influencing the perspectives of “native EU citizens” and the ways in which they engage in society, leading to groundbreaking changes in the ways in which youth engagement, participation and active citizenship are understood. Moreover, the project will provide policy makers with a set of evidence-based ideas, recommendations and instruments to integrate young people’s perspectives into various areas of policy-making. The findings of the project will thus fully cover the challenges, scope and impact of bringing the EU closer to its young citizens and boosting their participation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /social sciences/sociology
  • /social sciences/psychology

Call for proposal

H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 519 500

Participants (8)

OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 419 717,50
Address
Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 372 674,75
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 148 125
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 219 500
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 231 625
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 336 831,25
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORUM NAZIONALE DEI GIOVANI ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 93 312,50
Address
Via Novara 41
00198 Rome
Activity type
Other