IRIS Newsletter 1/2007 published Youth and Participation is the topic of the latest IRIS Newsletter. Participation of chidren and young people has become the number one topic in youth policies. But, what does it mean? Who is participating in what? Does participation make a difference with regard to social integration or is it just a cover-up of the exclusion of young people from decisions that concern them? The new IRIS newsletter is dealing with these questions before the background of …

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Jugend und Partizipation ist das Thema des neuen IRIS Newsletters. Die Beteiligung von Kindern und Jugendlichen ist in den letzten Jahren zu einem der jugendpolitischen Schwerpunktthemen geworden. Doch was heißt Partizipation? Wer partizipiert woran und wobei? Macht Partizipation einen Unterschied in Bezug auf soziale Integration? Wo ermöglicht Partizipation Teilhabe, wo ist sie legitimatorisches Feigenblatt dafür, dass die meisten Kinder und Jugendlichen von den sie betreffenden Entscheidungen ausgeschlossen sind? Mit diesen Fragen setzt sich der aktuelle IRIS-Newsletter mit dem Titel „Jugend …

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In 2006, Andreas Walther and Axel Pohl were commissioned to write an expertise on the subject „Learning from Europe – European approaches to support disadvantaged youth“ by the Federal Institute for Vocational Training. The expertise covers the following themes: •   „Learning from Europe“: international comparison as a way to develop support measures •   „Disadvantaged youth“: European approaches to foster social integration of young people •   Overview of European approaches to support disadvantaged youth •   European approaches compared: a grid • …

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At the outset of this project potential partner cities were invited to join a network in which young people would be empowered to make a contribution to civic life in their cities; to make recommendations to statutory bodies; and help to develop forms of governance that encourage the active participation of young people. The idea behind this was simple: young people are the future and, as such, they should be the source of solutions to local issues. The „Young Citizens‘ Project“ ended up …

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Beteiligung von Jugendlichen ist inzwischen einer der Standards der Jugendpolitik in vielen Feldern. Dennoch bleiben viele Beteiligungsprojekte in den Ansätzen stecken, weil sich nur die ohnehin schon engagierten Jugendlichen beteiligen, oder schlafen nach kurzer Zeit wieder ein. Wie dies für den Kontext der Stadtentwicklung geändert werden könnte, untersuchte ein europäisches Städtenetzwerk im Rahmen der EU-Gemeinschaftsinitiative “URBACT”, bei der IRIS in Person von Axel Pohl als Thematischer Experte mit der wissenschaftlichen Begleitung beauftragt war.

One of the working groups of the UP2YOUTH project is dealing with the situation and coping strategies of young parents. UP2YOUTH is a European research network funded by the EU’s 6th framework programme. It gathers 17 research institutions from all over Europe . For more information, please visit the Internet portal www.up2youth.org

One thematic strand of the European research project UP2YOUTH – Youth as Actor of Social Change is dealing with the transitions to work of young people with a migration background and from ethnic minorities. The working group is trying to answer the following research questions: Individualisation How do young migrants and youth from ethnic minorities manage education and labour market entrance? What are their specific problems and coping strategies? Which (discriminating) limitations are ethnic minority youth facing in education systems …

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Future-oriented intercultural strategies of human resources development (ZIP) Funded under the EQUAL-Program through the European Social Fund (ESF) and the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Coordinated by BBQ gGmbH, Stuttgart. Duration: 2006-2007 The action research project ZIP is a so called EQUAL-Development Partnership which consists of educational institutions and institutions of public Administration in the Stuttgart area. Beyond this regional connection ZIP is linked with seven EQUAL-funded projects in Europe. Iris e.V. represents one of the regional …

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