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PROMoting youth Involvement and Social Engagement: Opportunities and challenges for 'conflicted' young people across Europe

Objective

The challenges faced by young people across Europe have been the focus of public, political and academic debates at local, national and international levels. Young people face tough choices in key areas of social life that affect their participation in society, and their potential marginalisation from it: from structural issues of unemployment, lack of access to affordable housing and debt problems, to information overload on big questions like the environment, identity, faith and radicalisation, and negotiating the moral challenges of illegal markets and an increasingly sexualised social-media generation. While there are wide variations in opportunities and challenges between and within countries, young people today face tough choices in negotiating this moral maze. The PROMISE project will investigate how young people’s, often negative, responses to these problems create conflict, and how, instead, their responses can provide opportunities for positive social engagement. By addressing the experiences, values and attitudes of European youth seen to be in conflict with older generations, authorities and social norms PROMISE will get to the heart of barriers and opportunities for social engagement. We will employ a four pronged methodology to gather and analyse data (primary and secondary) on a cross-national level, alongside comparative ethnographic case study data that uniquely addresses the experiences of ‘conflicted’ youth within the context and social history of each country. Each case study will address a site of conflict and stigmatisation as a (potential) site of innovation or social change. Throughout the process, we will involve young people across Europe in setting the agenda, in documenting their situation and in articulating their needs. PROMISE will produce a comparative ethnography of young people in 10 European countries, a comparative quantitative analysis of attitudes, values and control, and policy papers and positive engagement strategies.

For better communication the next acronyms are used in the proposal:
UNIMAN (P1), IPRS (P2), CJD (P3), UAB (P4), UCP (P5), UMB (P6), FYRN (P7),UTARTU (P8), CYC (P9), IPI (P10), YES (P11), GESIS (P11)
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Address

Oxford Road
M13 9pl Manchester

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 648 566

Participants (11)

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ISTITUTO PSICOANALITICO PER LE RICERCHE SOCIALI ASSOCIAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 194 097,50

CHRISTLICHES JUGENDDORFWERK DEUTSCHLANDS GEMEINNUTZIGER EV (CJD)

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 196 110

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 188 937,50

UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 191 436,25

UNIVERZITA MATEJA BELA V BANSKEJ BYSTRICI

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 153 037,50

NUORISOTUTKIMUSSEURA RY UNGDOMSFORSKNINGSSALLSKAPET RF

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 145 425

YES FORUM EWIV - YOUTH AND EUROPEAN SOCIAL WORK FORUM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 107 725

TARTU ULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 207 177,50

GESIS-LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 320 762,50

FEDERAL STATE AUTONOMOUS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION NATIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY HIGHER SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

Russia

INSTITUT DRUSTVENIH ZNANOSTI IVO PILAR

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 145 832,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 693221

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 724 107,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 107,25

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom