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Youth and Ethnic Minorities in Portugal and Spain: The Social Integration of the second generation


Research objectives and content

Several crucial social issues have to be faced in the European Union (EU). The situation of youth is one of them, young people living in the EU are not homogeneous, international immigration in the last decades has led to an increasing social diversity. Those migration inflows in the North-Western European countries happened mainly during the 50s and 60s, many of these newcomers became permanent residents, and a second generation was born and/or educated in the host countries. Currently the numbers of children of foreign workers are growing in Portugal and Spain. The aim of this application is to study the integration of these children and youngsters in Iberian societies. Special attention will be paid to educational and training strategies, youth employment, social and family relations and their geographical configuration, religious beliefs, socio-political participation, identities, and gender relations of the second generation. Two main groups will be analysed: children of EU and non-EU foreign workers.

Training content (objective, benefit and expected impact)

The applicant will develop new theoretical knowledge on ethnic minority youth, methodological expertise on sociological intervention and focus groups, and fresh empirical material. This will allow him to produce clearly written material for government, local authorities, social organisations and companies as well as scientific publications.

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