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YOUCOUNT - EMPOWERING YOUTH AND COCREATING SOCIAL INNOVATIONS AND POLICYMAKING THROUGH YOUTH-FOCUSED CITIZEN SOCIAL SCIENCE

Objective

In Europe, and globally, substantial numbers of young people are at risk of social exclusion, and there is therefore a pressing need to develop more knowledge and innovation to create more inclusive and youth-friendly societies. Citizen social science might contribute to these needs, but the actual outcomes of citizen social science and its innovative potential is uncertain.

YOUCOUNT will therefore, through cocreative youth citizen social science (Y-CSS) including youths in the age of 15- 29 years as citizen scientists, produce new knowledge of positive drivers for social inclusion of youth at risk of exclusion, and cocreate innovations and policy-making. Moreover, to provide evidence of the actual outcomes of Y-CSS through hands on citizen science activities.

The project includes four substudies: 1) Development of a framework for Y-CSS together with a transdisciplinary consortium and multilevel platform of key experts and stakeholders in a European and international setting. 2) Implementation of a multiple case study of Y-CSS projects in nine countries across Europe where over 900 young citizen scientists and nine local living labs will cocreate innovations together. 3) Mixed-methods evaluation of the outcomes and impact of the Y-CSS activities, and a multi-criteria assessment of the costs and benefits of Y-CSS, and 4) Creation of social and scientific impact through widespread scaling up and continuity. These activities will lead to robust knowledge and scientifically reasoned measures to promote Y-CSS and social change. The project will support dissemination and education in Y- CSS, and make synergies with other CS related projects and initiatives, in particularly with citizen social science.

Fields of science

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET
Address
Pilestredet 46
0167 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 548 806,25

Participants (10)

VETENSKAP & ALLMANHET, VA
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 108 433,75
Address
Grev Turegatan 14
102 42 Stockholm
Activity type
Other
SODERTORNS HOGSKOLA
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 98 073,75
Address
Alfred Nobel's Alle 7
SE-141 89 Huddinge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 200 145
Address
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PR1 2HE Preston
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION DEUSTO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 170 863,75
Address
Avenida De Las Universidades 24
48007 Bilbao
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 273 461,25
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 146 333,75
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 193 893,75
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ESSRG KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 203 210
Address
Ferenciek Tere 2 1 Em
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 697,50
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SPOTTERON GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 141 081,25
Address
Fassziehergasse 5/16
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)