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Combating inequalities through innovative social practices of, and for, young people in cities across Europe

Objective

This project builds on research that shows the disproportionate impact of the economic crisis on young people across Europe, including excessively high rates of youth unemployment and threats to the social provision enjoyed by previous generations. This is compounded by the 'coming of age' of the descendants of recent migrant communities - who now form significant proportions of the young population in major European cities. They are Europeans in language, social habit and cultural repertoire, yet continue to face longstanding barriers as a result of membership of communities already marginalised from mainstream labour markets and wider civic life. The project brings together stakeholders from civil society experienced in practical policy-making and implementation with well-established academic researchers to:
i) Map the changing demographic landscape of inequalities as seen in major cities in the EU today and the specific challenges facing young people disadvantaged by ethnic origin, cultural background, neighbourhood, family and educational and economic situation;
ii) Review approaches of different levels of government to engaging with disadvantaged youth and addressing inequality concerning young people, including state approaches and 3rd sector actions for promoting economic activity and entry into the labour market and ensuring effective distribution of services and community-led initiatives to enhance economic chances and participation in civic life;
iii) Uncover innovative strategies for navigating, surviving and overcoming inequalities that have emerged, and are emerging, among young people (16-24) in deprived parts of large cities through ethnographical research with young people themselves;
iv) Examine the extent to which these strategies might be regarded as socially innovative, explore through a series of pilot projects how such strategies might be transferable across Europe and use the findings for reshaping policies at EU, national and local levels.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2012-2
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Coordinator

ASTON UNIVERSITY
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 520 022,38
Administrative Contact
Ajmal Hussain (Mr.)

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 322 400
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)
HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 315 172
Address
Berliner Tor 5
20099 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simon Guentner (Prof.)
MALMO UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 284 852
Address
Nordenskioldsgatan 1
205 06 Malmoe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mikael Stigendal (Prof.)
MALMO STAD
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 122 190
Address
August Palm Plats 1
200 42 Malmo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pia Hellberg Lannerheim (Ms.)
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 157 450
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
601 77 Brno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alena Raisová (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET EKONOMICZNY W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 148 850
Address
Ulica Rakowicka 27
31 510 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stanisław Mazur (Dr.)
GMINA MIEJSKA KRAKOW - MIASTO NA PRAWACH POWIATU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 50 450
Address
Plac Wszystkich Swietych 3/4
31 004 Krakow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Janusz Grabiasz (Mr.)
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 93 070
Address
Council House, Victoria Square
B1 1BB Birmingham
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jennifer Crisp (Mrs.)
STICHTING+CONFIDENCE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 282 400
Address
Teilingerstraat 170 2 Etage
3032 AW Rotterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nico Van De Vrie (Mr.)
International Center For Minority Studies And Intercultural Relations

Participation ended

Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 19 617,62
Address
Antim Parvi 55
1303 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maya Kosseva (Dr.)
KENTRO MERIMNAS OIKOGENEIAS KAI PAIDIOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 68 600
Address
Skoufa 75
10680 Athina
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sophia Isabella Wanche-Politis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 610
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesca Bernardi (Ms.)