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On the Margins of the European Community Young adult immigrants in seven European countries

Objective

The extents to which different groups of young adult migrants are socially included or excluded, and the factors that facilitate inclusion or help cause exclusion is a vital issue for young adult immigrants, the nations they have joined, and the European Union whose policies have facilitated large volumes and rapid rates of change in migrant flows. Our central concept is that there are a range of factors that inhibit, or encourage, the abilities of individuals and groups to make the transition from excluded to included within societies. The principal aim of EUMARGINS is to identify and prioritise those factors that matter most (for specific young adult migrant groups and in different countries as well as for all young adult migrant groups and across Europe) and to lay a foundation for recommendations that can assist the transitions from exclusion to inclusion, particularly focusing on dominant factors of unemployment/jobs and the related education aspects. Given these premises the project will focus upon:  Young individuals with immigrant origin in seven local urban-metropolitan areas in seven different European countries.  In every research setting most and less marginalised immigrant groups will be investigated in order to provide a comparative framework also at the local level.  Major social domain will be education and labour market. These are the most important arenas in which young adults have to establish themselves as active social actors in society. Other relevant areas of young adults’ interest such as leisure and socio-political activism will also be considered.  The study focuses upon the experiences of social inclusion/exclusion among young adults with immigrant background living in Oslo, Gothenburg, London, Genoa, Metz, Barcelona and Tallinn. EUMARGINS will be based on a combination of biographical and ethnographical data-collection in the above mentioned cities, and in addition, analysis of available statistical data on relevant

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 395 666
Administrative Contact
Max Johannes Demuth (Mr.)

Participants (6)

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 196 842
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margareta Ahlqwist (Dr.)
GOLDSMITHS' COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 188 830
Address
Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Offerman (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 174 884
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrizia Cerretesi (Ms.)
Grup Igia
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 332
Address
C/ Enric Granados 116 1° 2 A
08008 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oriol Romaní Alfonso (Prof.)
Institute of Baltic Studies
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 145 086
Address
Lai 30
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kristina Kallas (Ms.)
Association Recherches, Observations, Formations, Enseignements
France
EU contribution
€ 162 092
Address
Rue De La Sajotte 10
88170 Aroffe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marie Lambert (Ms.)