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Spaces and Styles of Participation. Formal, non-formal and informal possibilities of young people’s participation in European cities.

Objective

Existing research suggests that political participation and European orientation of young people depend on how they experience influence and involvement at local level. This reflects that individuals need the experience of self-efficacy to engage in wider communities. Research also reveals that only few young people engage in formalised participation (parties, trade unions, or youth councils) as these are not flexible enough for individualised concerns, biographies and life styles and they reflect patterns of social inequality.
The project Spaces and Styles of Participation (PARTISPACE) starts from the assumption that all young people do participate while not all participation is recognised as such. The study asks for the different ways in which young people participate in decisions „which concern them and, in general, the life of their communities”. How do 15- and 30-year-olds engage with the public in formal, non-formal and informal settings and how is this supported or inhibited by local youth policies and youth work? The countries involved – Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK – secure contrasting contexts of young people’s growing up as well as differing orientations towards Europe.
The design of PARTISPACE includes:
• National research literature reviews and policy analysis;
• Analysis of European Social Survey data on young people’s participatory orientations;
• Local case studies in one major city per country including expert interviews, focus groups discussions, city walks and biographical interviews with young people, ethnographic case studies of formal, non-formal, and informal participatory spaces.
• Activating and supporting participatory action research by young people themselves.
The analysis relates local constellations with national and European patterns and discourses of youth participation. Findings are constantly discussed with representatives of the youth sector at local and European level.

Call for proposal

H2020-YOUNG-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2014

Coordinator

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Net EU contribution
€ 415 916,00
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25

Participants (9)

ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SANTE PUBLIQUE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 261 791,00
Address
Avenue Du Professeur Leon Bernard
35043 Rennes Cedex

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Ille-et-Vilaine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
CY CERGY PARIS UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 122 666,00
Address
33 Boulevard Du Port
95011 Cergy-pontoise

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-d’Oise
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 202 812,00
Address
Oxford Road All Saints Building
M15 6BH Manchester

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 160 812,00
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Calderdale and Kirklees
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 193 553,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 355 687,00
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
NEW EUROPE CENTER FOR REGIONAL STUDIES SDRUZHENIE
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 175 187,00
Address
Ulica Mladezka 20b
4002 Plovdiv

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Южен централен Пловдив
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY VAKIF
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 97 287,00
Address
Kayisdagi Street Agustos Campus 26
81120 Istanbul

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Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
OST - OSTSCHWEIZER FACHHOCHSCHULE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Oberseestrasse 10
8640 Rapperswil

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ostschweiz St. Gallen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 590 250,00