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New volume on youth participation

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youth-participation-cover-bigYouth participation has been one of the topics of the European research project UP2YOUTH. Now a new volume builds on the results of the project and sheds new light into an old topic.
The volume is entitled “Youth participation in Europe. Beyond discourses, practices and realities” and is edited by Patricia Loncle, Morena Cuconato, Virginie Muniglia and Andreas Walther

More information is at the publisher’s Website. More on the project at www.up2youth.org.

New European research project from January 2010: GOETE

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Since January 2010 IRIS is part of the European research project “Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe. Access, coping and relevance of education for young people in European knowledge societies in comparative perspective (GOETE)”.

There are 13 partner institutes from 8 European countries involved (Germany, Finland, France, UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Slovenia). The multidisciplinary consortium brings together researchers from such diverse areas as social education, educational science, comparative educational science, policy studies, sociology, social work and economics.

The project is funded for three years by the European Commission’s 7th framework programme for research. It is coordinated by Dr. Andreas Walther, Institute of Educational Science, University of Tübingen.

UP2YOUTH Slide

UP2YOUTH policy seminar, 5-6 March 2009

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UP2YOUTH Slide“Youth – actor of social change. Findings from European youth research” is the title of the UP2YOUTH policy seminar to be held 5-6 March 2009 in Brussels.

This event is organised by the project ‘Youth – actor of social change’ (UP2YOUTH) together with the European Commission’s DG Research and other EU-funded research projects.

UP2YOUTH – Transitions of youth with a migration background

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up2migrantsOne 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 and Labour markets?
  • How are they supported by their families and to what extent are issues (education, work, sex, leisure etc.) negotiated in the relation between family and the young person)? What gender differences exist in these respects?

Learning

  • What are the challenges of ethnic minority youth regarding involvement in (late-modern) educational contexts?
  • What and were do ethnic minority youth actually learn?
  • What are the prerequisites of successful ethnic minority youth?

Culture

  • Which forms of youth (and peer) culture are developed? In which non-formal and informal contexts does learning take place and how does different contexts contribute to their social integration?How are these cultural contexts recognised by societal institutions?
    Policy Level Which conditions (possibilities) of individual agency are provided for ethnic minority youth in different transition regimes? What forms of interplay between education systems, labour markets and modes of integration can be found and how do they influence transitions to work?
  • How can management of diversity be conceptualised without reproducing segmentation and inequality?

 

Contact: Axel Pohl

Europe

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Cooperation partners on the European level 

  • AREA, Asociación Regional y Europea de Análisis, Valencia, Spanien
  • IEKEP, Institute of Training and Vocational Guidance, Nea Ionia, Griechenland
  • ISCTE, Higher Institute for Science of Work and Enterprise, Lissabon, Portugal
  • Research and Analysis Group of the Social and the Sociability, GRASS, CNRS, Paris, Frankreich
  • STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finnland
  • YSRC, Youth Studies and Research Centre, Bukarest, Rumänien

The European research project FATE

Written by AP on . Posted in Families and Transitions in Europe

Comparative analysis on the changed role of the family against the background of longer and more complicated transitions of young women and men into work an economic independency.
The ‘Families and Transitions in Europe’ research project has been funded under the Improving the Human Potential key action of the European Commissions Fifth Framework Programme. It was developed and carried out in the framework of the European research network EGRIS and has been coordinated by the School of Policy Studies at the University of Ulster (Andy Biggart).

In the light of rapid socio-economic change, young people are becoming increasingly dependent on their families for a protracted period of time. The aim of the project was to examine the families role in facilitating or constraining active life management in the transition from education to the labour market, across different European models of State support for young people and their families.
FATE was a comparative research project, involving partners from nine European countries resp. regions (Bulgaria, Danmark, Germany East and West, United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain). It has explored how families deal with changing dependencies within youth and young adulthood, which strategies they develop and to which extent the availability of family resources impact on decision making processes of young women and men. To answer these questions, a comprehensive approach is necessary, which takes into account structural, institutional, cultural and subjective aspects.

The first phase gave an overview over structural and institutional factors of transitions by secondary analysis. The second phase consisted of a questionnaire among young people at the end of their educational transitions, generating data on their living arrangements and on their attitudes concerning education, work, dependency and family relationships. The third and most important phase of the project has been on the one hand qualitative interviews with young women and men regarding family support and the influence this support has on their transition-related decisions. On the other hand, interviews with one or both parents of these young people have been carried out. The content analysis of these semi-structured interviews followed a common thread of codes in order to facilitate the international comparison.

The study provided insights into two issues which are both central for social integration, but which up to now hardly have been analysed as interrelated: Family and Transitions of young women and men into work. Country-related as well as comparative reports have been elaborated, on national structures, on patterns of dependency and support, and above all on the ways, both generations evaluate this situation. Results have been published in the respective countries and made available for different target groups, such as policy makers, practitioners, and the scientific community. Results have been presented on a European Seminar (the European Observatory on Family), and on various national conferences.

Contact at IRIS: Jutta Goltz, Barbara Stauber, Andreas Walther

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