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Memory, Youth, Political Legacy And Civic Engagement

Objective

MYPLACE explores how young people‟s social participation is shaped by the
shadows (past, present and future) of totalitarianism and populism in Europe.
Conceptually, it goes beyond the comparison of discrete national „political cultures‟
or reified classifications of political heritage („postcommunist‟/‟liberal democratic‟);
it is premised rather on the pan-European nature of a range of radical and populist
political and philosophical traditions and the cyclical rather than novel nature of the
popularity they currently enjoy. Empirically, MYPLACE employs a combination of
survey, interview and ethnographic research instruments to provide new, pan-
European data that not only measure levels of participation but capture the meanings
young people attach to it. Analytically, through its specific focus on „youth‟ and the
historical and cultural contextualization of young people‟s social participation,
MYPLACE replaces the routine, and often abstract, iteration of the reasons for young
people‟s „disengagement‟ from politics with an empirically rich mapping of young
people‟s understandings of the civic and political space that they inhabit. In policy
terms, MYPLACE identifies the obstacles to, and facilitators of, young people‟s
reclamation of the European political arena as a place for them.
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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

€ 337 341,60

Administrative Contact

Liz Fay (Ms.)

Participants (19)

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THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 844 033

TALLINN UNIVERSITY

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 374 047

UNIVERZITA SV. CYRILA A METODA V TRAVNE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 393 453

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 545 953

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 103 602

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 590 897

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 526 494

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACAO E ESTUDOS DE SOCIOLOGIA CRL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 368 455

"STATE INSTITUTION OF ULYANOVSK STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE ""REGION"""

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 520 757,51

DAUGAVPILS UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 290 254

EURASIA Partnership Foundation - Georgia

Georgia

EU Contribution

€ 112 086

INSTITUT DRUSTVENIH ZNANOSTI IVO PILAR

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 341 749

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 375 270

DEBRECENI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 365 929

PANTEIO PANEPISTIMIO KOINONIKON KAIPOLITIKON EPISTIMON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 451 800

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 148 302

CRRC GEORGIA NON-ENTREPRENEURIAL (NON-COMMERCIAL

Georgia

EU Contribution

€ 142 432

ASTON UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 83 350,40

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY SCIENTIFIC RESERCH CENTER REGION

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 78 243,49

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266831

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 972 302,08

  • EU contribution

    € 7 994 449

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom