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Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities

Deliverables

Working papers series

Working papers series called “Youth and Political Change Series” aimed to spreading the findings produced in the project among interested scholars and to stimulate exchanges with the latter.

Integrated report on experimental analysis

Report, based on national reports provided by participants, summarizing the main findings of WP5, consisting of an assessment of the causal effect of different dimensions of the youth experience of inequalities and young people’s support and potential for social and political change aimed at strengthening democratic life in Europe and at advancing new democratic models inclusive of young peoples' needs and aspirations.

Integrated report on political claims analysis

Report, based on national reports provided by participants, summarizing the main findings of WP2, consisting of a comparative assessment of how young people raise claims against inequalities and social and political exclusion in a context of austerity in the media as well as how young people's ways of doing politics are dealt with in the media as well as the presence of organized youth and contestation in the public domain.

Fourth policy brief

Policy brief dealing with the following aspects addressed in the project: young people's norms, values, attitudes, expectations, and behaviors regarding democracy, power, politics, policy-making as well as social and political participation (online and offline) and the organization of economic, social and private life (WP4, WP5, and WP6);

Second policy brief

Policy brief dealing with the following aspects addressed in the project: youth political participation and contestation against inequalities and austerity in the public domain (WP2).

Publishable synthesis of project’s main findings

Collective book summarizing the main research findings.

Guidelines for the social media analysis

Guidelines for the analysis of policy documents, defining how to retrieve information about different social media channels used by the organizations and public institutions, instructions for archiving the relevant material for further analysis, and instructions for content analysis.

Questionnaire for the organizational survey

Semi-structured questionnaire for the interviews with selected organizations including questions relating specifically to the youth dimension of the organizations, such as the mobilization and participation patterns amongst youth people, their perceptions, identities, and visions regarding their and other organizations, the experiences of young people with activities and projects testing for instance alternative decision-making structures and forms of political engagements (such as digital forms of participation), innovative features, recurrent patterns and modes of replication to different politico-institutional and social contexts, etc. (English version).

Blueprint on “European Youth Reinventing Democracy”

Blueprint spelling out the policy implications of the main findings so as to nurture and develop a new model for European democracy that recognizes the diversity of European youth and gives great potential for the political socialisation and influence of young people.

Integrated report on policy analysis

Report, based on national reports provided by participants, summarizing the main findings of WP1, consisting of a comparative assessment of public policies and practices towards promoting youth participation (online and offline) and inclusion.

Integrated report on organizational analysis

Report, based on national reports provided by participants, summarizing the main findings of WP3. The report will consist of: a) a comparative assessment of young people's ways of doing politics by investigating youth involvement in networks and organizations that are engaged in activities of social and political inclusion of diverse youth groups and of democratic innovation, and b) the networks and activities of organizations that are active in the field of youth and of youth-led organizations.

Survey experiments questionnaires

Survey experiment questionnaires including questions for treatments, dependent variables, manipulation checks, and conditioning factors (English version).

Fifth policy brief

Policy brief dealing with the following aspects addressed in the project: the use of social media by young people across national publics and its impact on patterns of youth inclusion and political engagement (WP7).

Guidelines for the biographical interviews

Guidelines for the biographical interviews with young people, defining the subjects to be interviewed, the number of interviews, and the content of the interviews.

Prescriptive report on youth and political change

Report spelling out the prescriptive findings for stakeholders, consisting of a critical assessment of current democratic practices, presenting specific recommendations and case studies and informing policy-makers of different future scenarios for the development of democracy and political participation in Europe, putting particular emphasis on implementing new democratic models. Concurrently the report will present specific recommendations targeted to young people as to how to engage in democracy (based on what young people need) – and to politicians as to how to engage youth. The findings will be prepared for dissemination to different stakeholders. We will produce a full edition for experts and academics, a more concise set of recommendations for policy-makers, and a segmented multimedia version for wider reach.

Codebook for the analysis of organizations’ websites

Codebook for the analysis of websites including questions about the organizations’ goals, structure, membership, territorial scope, location, activities, and networks (English version).

Integrated report on panel survey analysis

Report, based on national reports provided by participants, summarizing the main findings of WP4, consisting of a comparative assessment of young people's norms, values, attitudes, expectations and behaviors regarding democracy, power, politics, policy-making as well as social and political participation (online and offline) and the organization of economic, social and private life. Emphasis will be also placed on the individual characteristics that might be associated with these values, norms, attitudes and expectations and explain patterns and, most likely, trajectories of social and political change.

Communication plan

Plan describing the overall strategy and time schedule of communication activities, as well as the specific measures, duties, and responsibilities.

Dissemination and exploitation plan

Plan describing the dissemination and exploitation activities aimed at maximizing the project’s impact both during and after the project.

Questionnaire for the panel survey

Questionnaire for the retrieval of panel survey data including questions measuring the norms, values, attitudes, expectations, and behaviors of young people regarding democracy, power, politics, policy-making as well as social and political participation (online and offline) and the organization of economic, social and private life, and also questions measuring their personal background and characteristics (English version).

Integrated report on biographical analysis

Report, based on national reports provided by participants, summarizing the main findings of WP6, consisting of a comparative assessment of individual trajectories of young people and of the effects of inequalities on young people’s potential for new ways of political engagement and interaction that may feed into the development of new democratic models.

Integrated report on social media analysis

Report, based on national reports provided by participants, summarizing the main findings of WP7, consisting of a comparative assessment of young people's ways of doing politics online by looking at social media access and effective use by young people in general. This involves a comparison between young people's “connective” and “collective action”, an assessment of opportunities provided by organizations and public institutions and the use of these opportunities, and an analysis on the interlinkages between social media effective use and digital literacy (data drawn from the panel survey in WP4) across the different countries of the project and their implications for the EU level.

Third policy brief

Policy brief dealing with the following aspects addressed in the project: youth organizational networks, inequalities, and democratic innovation and experimentation (WP3).

Sixth policy brief

Policy brief summarizing the outcomes of the priority action roundtables.

First policy brief

Policy brief dealing with the following aspects addressed in the project: public policies and practices towards promoting youth inclusion and participation (online and offline) (WP1).

Guidelines for the analysis of policy documents

Guidelines for the analysis of policy documents, defining the kinds of documents to be consulted and how they will be analyzed.

Codebook for the political claims analysis

Codebook for the political claims analysis including instructions concerning the definition, sampling, and coding of claims and the variables and categories to be used in the coding.

Data management plan

Data management plan for the Open Research Data Pilot specifying the tasks and duties regarding research data quality, sharing and security and the data management life cycle for selected data sets collected in the project.

Comparative dataset on panel survey analysis

Standardized quantitative micro-level dataset individual characteristics of young people generated in WP4.

Final conference

Final conference devoted to disseminating the policy-relevant findings of the project.

Comparative dataset on policy analysis

Standardized quantitative macro-level dataset on public policies and practices towards promoting youth participation and inclusion generated in WP1.

Summer school

Summer school for Ph.D. students on youth studies.

Comparative dataset on organizational analysis

Standardized quantitative meso-level dataset on (youth-led) organizations that are active in the field of youth participation, inclusion, national and transnational democratic innovation and experimentation generated in WP3.

Democracy Summer Camp

Summer camp complementing the summer school.

Comparative dataset on political claims analysis

Standardized quantitative meso-level dataset on actors’ interventions in the public domain about issues relating to young people's ways of doing politics generated in WP2.

Priority action roundtables with stakeholders

Nine priority action roundtables with policy-makers, practitioners, and young people (one in each country).

Documentary video on “Young Democracy Creators in Europe”

Documentary video (web-doc) shedding light on the fight of young people from diverse socio-economic contexts against inequalities and how they rise as creators of European democracy.

Project website

Website hosting information about the project and the work/exchanges of the 'priority actions networks' and the 'legacy networks.'

Third, fourth, fifth and sixth project newsletter

Newsletter issues 3, 4, 5, and 6 providing an executive summary of the ongoing research work and its main findings as well as other project-related features. The newsletter will be issued electronically every six months.

First and second project newsletter

Newsletter issues 1 and 2 providing an executive summary of the ongoing research work and its main findings as well as other project-related features. The newsletters will be issued electronically every six months.

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Publications

Representation of Youth in the Public Debate in Greece, Italy, and Spain: Does the Political Leaning of Newspapers Have Any Effect?

Author(s): Lorenzo Bosi, Anna Lavizzari, Stefania Voli
Published in: American Behavioral Scientist, Issue 64/5, 2020, Page(s) 620-637, ISSN 0002-7642
DOI: 10.1177/0002764219885437

Talking About Youth: The Depoliticization of Young People in the Public Domain

Author(s): Marco Giugni, Maria Grasso
Published in: American Behavioral Scientist, Issue 64/5, 2020, Page(s) 591-607, ISSN 0002-7642
DOI: 10.1177/0002764219885429

The Diverging Presence of Youth in Public Discourse: A Comparative Analysis of Youth-Related Debates Across Countries and Issue Fields

Author(s): Christian Lahusen, Johannes Kiess
Published in: American Behavioral Scientist, Issue 64/5, 2020, Page(s) 574-590, ISSN 0002-7642
DOI: 10.1177/0002764219885426

Claiming and Framing Youth in the Public Domain During Times of Increasing Inequalities

Author(s): Maria Kousis, Marco Giugni
Published in: American Behavioral Scientist, Issue 64/5, 2020, Page(s) 567-573, ISSN 0002-7642
DOI: 10.1177/0002764219885423

Another Brick in the Wall? Young people, Protest and Nonprotest Claims Making in Nine European Countries

Author(s): Angelos Loukakis, Martín Portos
Published in: American Behavioral Scientist, Issue 64/5, 2020, Page(s) 669-685, ISSN 0002-7642
DOI: 10.1177/0002764219885435

The Spatial Scope of Youth-Related Claims Making in Nine European Countries

Author(s): Maria Paschou, Maria Kousis, Manlio Cinalli, Didier Chabanet
Published in: American Behavioral Scientist, Issue 64/5, 2020, Page(s) 686-700, ISSN 0002-7642
DOI: 10.1177/0002764219885438

Not Seen and Not Heard? The Representation of Young Women and Their Political Interests in the Traditional Print Public Sphere

Author(s): Katherine A. Smith, Valentina Holecz
Published in: American Behavioral Scientist, Issue 64/5, 2020, Page(s) 638-651, ISSN 0002-7642
DOI: 10.1177/0002764219885439

Falling on Deaf Ears? An Analysis of Youth Political Claims in the European Mainstream Press

Author(s): Ludovic Terren, Anna Clua Infante, Núria Ferran-Ferrer
Published in: American Behavioral Scientist, Issue 64/5, 2020, Page(s) 608-619, ISSN 0002-7642
DOI: 10.1177/0002764219885420

Youth- and Crime-Related Political Claims in Comparative Perspective

Author(s): Katrin Uba, Ludvig Stendahl
Published in: American Behavioral Scientist, Issue 64/5, 2020, Page(s) 652-668, ISSN 0002-7642
DOI: 10.1177/0002764219885422