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Social Innovation - Empowering the Young (SocIEtY) for the Common Good

Objective

“Social Innovation–Empowering the Young (SocIEtY) for the Common Good” will both focus on and integrate disadvantaged young people into the research process to improve their quality of life and to foster social innovation. Therefore SocIEtY will extend the given informational basis for designing and implementing policies to reduce inequalities by giving voice and opportunities for developing aspirations to young people facing multifaceted inequalities while living in deprived city districts. The approach is to bring to the fore young persons’ concerns and voices about their self-perception and social participation in society.
To accomplish these ambitious research tasks, the research strategy will benefit from the complementarities between qualitative and quantitative methodologies, reflected in the close interconnections between the Work Packages (WPs). SocIEtY will refine a coherent theoretical and methodological framework for the whole project on the basis of the Capability Approach. As a second step a documentary analysis and interviews with relevant political stakeholders and a longitudinal analysis of EU-SILC data will be carried out. Additionally, national and regional data for each partner country (WP3) for evaluating existing policies towards inequalities will be analysed. 11 analyses of social support networks (WP4) will be carried out, scrutinizing the strategies and policies of local actors in deprived city districts of each partner country.
Finally, SocIEtY will develop an innovative participative research methodology (WP5) bringing different stakeholders and different narratives together. An aim of this empirical instrument is to enable deliberative processes in which every participant has equal opportunity to voice their concerns and aspirations with regard to the common good. Traditional empirical research is combined with a participation methodology, broadening the informational basis for social innovation in public policies.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2012-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 540 400
Administrative Contact
Iris Litty (Ms.)

Participants (12)

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 227 240
Address
Colinton Road 219
EH14 1DJ Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ronald Mcquaid (Prof.)
CENTRE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES SUR LES QUALIFICATIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 116 399,09
Address
Place De La Joliette 10
13567 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thierry Giudicelli (Mrs.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 218 600
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Svetlana Wolkov (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 158 440
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrica Chiappero Martinetti (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 213 018,25
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Komen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 219 200
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Saskia Vanden Broeck (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 880
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Perez García (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 101 520
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adrian-Nicolae Dan (Dr.)
BBJ CONSULT AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 56 400
Address
Herzbergstrasse 83
10365 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Regine Schröer (Ms.)
Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt
Austria
EU contribution
€ 111 890,75
Address
Aspernbrueckengasse 4/5
1020 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bettina Haidinger (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 110 040
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roland Atzmueller (Dr.)
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 301 500
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Myriam Jorio (Ms.)