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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)

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/quantitative analysis
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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)

ISTITUTO PSICOANALITICO PER LE RICERCHE SOCIALI ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 194 097,50
Address
Via Passeggiata Di Ripetta 11
00186 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHRISTLICHES JUGENDDORFWERK DEUTSCHLANDS GEMEINNUTZIGER EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 196 110
Address
Sickingenstrasse 20-28
10553 Berlin
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 188 937,50
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 191 436,25
Address
Palma De Cima
1649 023 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITA MATEJA BELA V BANSKEJ BYSTRICI
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 153 037,50
Address
Narodna 12
974 01 Banska Bystrica
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NUORISOTUTKIMUSSEURA RY UNGDOMSFORSKNINGSSALLSKAPET RF
Finland
EU contribution
€ 145 425
Address
Asemapaallikonkatu 1
00520 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
YES FORUM EWIV - YOUTH AND EUROPEAN SOCIAL WORK FORUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 725
Address
Wagenburgstrasse 26-28
70184 Stuttgart
Activity type
Other
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 207 177,50
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GESIS-LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 320 762,50
Address
B2 1
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
FEDERAL STATE AUTONOMOUS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION NATIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY HIGHER SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Myasnitskaya Str 20
101000 Moskva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DRUSTVENIH ZNANOSTI IVO PILAR
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 145 832,50
Address
Marulicev Trg 19/1
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments