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

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.
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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)

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EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 227 240

CENTRE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES SUR LES QUALIFICATIONS

France

EU Contribution

€ 116 399,09

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 218 600

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 158 440

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 213 018,25

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 219 200

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 121 880

UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 101 520

BBJ CONSULT AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 56 400

Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 111 890,75

UNIVERSITAT LINZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 110 040

HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 301 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 320136

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 124 952,29

  • EU contribution

    € 2 496 528,09

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD

Germany