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Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities

Objective

The proposed project aims to study the relations between inequalities and young people's ways of doing politics as well as to advance scenarios for future democratic models and political systems in Europe that are more inclusive for young people. It has three main objectives: (1) To provide systematic evidence on the ways in which inequalities are lived by young people and (re)acted upon, exploring the coping mechanisms which are embedded in young people's ways of doing politics; these coping mechanisms are manifested in multiple forms, i.e. as either political (dis)engagement and contestation online and offline or as (trans-)national democratic innovation and experimentation; (2) To advance knowledge on the conditions and causes underpinning young people's ways of doing politics; this involves an examination of their norms, values, attitudes, and behaviors regarding democracy, power, politics, policy-making, social and political participation (online and offline) and the organization of economic, social and private life in order to identify ways to strengthen youth political participation and engagement with democratic life in Europe; (3) To suggest a number of different future scenarios for the development of democracy and political participation in Europe, putting particular emphasis on implementing new democratic models that are more inclusive for young people especially those with fewer opportunities. The research design consists of a multidimensional theoretical framework that combines macro-level (institutional), meso-level (organizational), and micro-level (individual) explanatory factors, a cross-national comparative design that includes nine European countries with different institutional arrangements and policies towards youth, and an integrated methodological approach based on multiple sources and methods (policy analysis, claims-making analysis, organizational survey, panel survey, survey experiments, biographical interviews, and social media analysis).

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (9)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 618 510,63
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 249 640,63
Address
Piazza Dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 287 890,63
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 325 984,38
Address
Adolf Reichwein Strasse 2A
57076 Siegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 351 765,63
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75341 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 192 890,63
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 169 140,63
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 262 896,84
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 39
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN ALTERNATIVES LIMITED LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 137 000
Address
The Nexus Building Suite 501 Broadway
SG6 9BL Letchworth Garden City Herts
Activity type
Other