Welcome to UP2YOUTH: Youth - actor of social change

EU-funded research
Links to European research in the areas of youth, family, citizenship and participation, migration and ethnic minorities funded under the EU's 5th and 6th framework programmes for research.
  Link   EUMARGINS - Young adult immigrants in seven European countries
This project focuses on inclusion and exclusion of young adult immigrants in these seven European countries (2008-2011)
  Link   EDUMIGROM - Ethnic differences in education and diverging prospects for urban youth in an enlarged Europe
The project aims to conduct a comparative investigation in ethnically diverse communities with second-generation migrants and Roma in nine countries of the European Union (2008-2011).
  Link   THESIM – Towards Harmonised European Statistics on International Migration
This project aims to develop additional efforts parallel to the forthcoming action plan for statistics on international migration. (2004-2005)
  Link   CAHRV – Co-ordination Action on Human Rights Violations
This project will integrate research across gender and generational divisions, connecting these with aspects of citizenship and governance. (2004-2007)
  Link   CINEFOGO – Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe – The Making of European Citizenship
The mission of this project is to generate and spread knowledge on the evolution of citizenship and multiple identities in Europe, and addressing civic apathy and social exclusion in Europe. (2005-2009)
  Link   CIVICACTIVE – Active Civic Participation
This project is going to lead to major advances in the sientific understanding of the factors promoting and inhibiting active civic participation and to provide the basis for designing policy responses. (2004-2007)
  Link   DEMOS – Democracy in Europe and the Mobilization of Society
This project focuses on forms of deliberative democracy as they are elaborated “from below“ and implemented both in the internal organization of social movements and in experiments of participatory public desicion-making. (2004-2007)
  Link   EMILIE
A European Approach to Multicultural Citizenship Legal Political and Educational Challenges(2006-2009)
  Link   PAGANINI – Participatory Governance and Institutional Innovation
The project investigates how participation contributes to problem solving in a number of highly contentious fields of EU governance. It looks at dynamic clusters of policy areas concerned with „the politics of life“: medicine, health, food, energy, e
  Link   FEMCIT – Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: The Impact of the Contemporary
The strategic goal is to construct a model of gendered citizenship that can serve as a tool of analysis for policy makers, legislators and social actors, as well as the academic community.
  Link   Politis – Building Europe with new Citizens? An Inquiry into the Civic Participation of Naturalised Citizens and Foreign Residents in 25 Countries.
Expected results of this project include an overview of active civic participation of immigrants in the EU, an exploration of Third country students ideas on Europe, an analysis of favourable and unfavourable national and biographical conditions for
  Link   SAL – Society and Lifestyles: Towards Enhancing Social Harmonization through Knowledge of Subcultural Communities
The overall project aim is to extend knowledge about values and religions in Europe by the investigation of communities representing various values and religious beliefs in New Member States. (2006-2009)
  Link   VEIL – Values, Equality and Differences in Liberal Democracies. Debates about Female Muslim Headscarves in Europe.
The project focuses on the debates, conflicts and regulations concerning head- and body coverings of Muslim women in the public sphere, particularly in public institutions such as schools, universities and the courts. (2006-2009)
  Link   WAVE – Welfare and Values in Europe: Transitions related to Religion, Minorities and Gender
This project aims to generate new insight into the religious, minority and gendered values which influence social cohesion and social change in European society. (2006-2009)
  Link   FEMAGE – Needs for Female Immigrants and their Integration in Ageing Societies
The overreaching objectives are to generate knowledge about obstacles and needs for opportunity enhancement for economic and social integration of female immigrants in a life-course perspective. (2006-2008)
  Link   FeMiPol – Integration of female immigrants in labour market and society. Policy assessment and policy recommendations
This study will explore and analyse the impact of integration policies, national and EU, on the position of migrant women within EU countries in the last decade. (2006-2008)
  Link   NEWGOV – New Modes of Governance
The aim of this project is to produce a deeper conceptual, empirical and normative understanding of all aspects of governance within and beyond Europe, giving special attention to the emergence, execution, evaluation and evolution of new and innovati
  Link   CIVICWEB – Young people, the Internet and Civic Participation
This project will analyse the potential contribution of the internet to promote civic engagement and participation among young people. (2006-2009)
- Multicultural Democracy and Immigrants´ Social Capital in Europe: Participation, Organisational Networks and Public Policies at the Local Level The main objective of this project is to study the degree of political integration of the foreign im
  Link   QUALITY - Quality of life in a changing Europe
This project aims to examine how, in an era of major change, European citizens evaluate the quality of their lives. The project will analyse international-comparative data on the social well-being of citizens and collect new data on social quality in
  Link   KASS - Kinship and Social Security
KASS is a 6th framework project (coordinated by Patrick Heady, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany)which investigates the role of family networks as sources of security and mutual assistance by use of ethnographic methods, f
  Link   RECWOWE - Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe
The ultimate aim of this project is the constitution of a 'virtual institute' federating the research excellence necessary to identify and understand the multiple tensions between work and welfare, as well as strategies for managing or resolving them
  Link   SPReW - Generational approach to the Social Patterns of Relation to Work
The project focuses on the factors leading to solidarity or tensions in intergenerational relations, in the area of work. (2006-2008)
  Link   TRESEGY
Toward a social construction of an European youth-ness: experience of inclusion and exclusion in the public sphere among second generation migrated teenagers (2006-2009)
  Link   Workcare – Social quality and the changing relationships between work, care and welfare in Europe
This project explores the relationships between the macro level structural changes concerning labour market, demography, welfare and economic policies and the micro level changes in individual orientations to work and care.
  Link   IMISCOE – International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe
The project will implement an integrated, multidiciplinary, rigorously comparative research programm, with Europe as its central focus.(2004-2009)
  Link   EUROREG
Changing interests and identities in European border regions: EU policies, ethnic minorities and socio-political transformation in member states and accession countries (2004-2007)
  Link   MISSOC tables
Mutual Information System on Social Protection in the EU Member states and the EEA - comparative tables
  Link   WELLCHI - Network on Well-being of Children
"The well-being of children: The impact of changing family forms, working conditions of parents, social policy and legislative measures - WELLCHI NETWORK" is a coordination action under the 6th Framework Programme of the EC (2004-2007)
  Link   Intercultural Active Citizenship Education (INTERACT)
This project is meant to focus on the intercultural element of citizenship education and it aims to provide guidelines for teacher training in this earea (2004-2007)
  Link   Job Mobilities and Family Lives in Europe. Modern mobile living and its relation to quality of life
The study aims at mapping demands and potentials of job mobility, identifying the consequences for family formation, assessing gender-specific issues, developing policy recommendations (2006-2008).
  Link   YOYO - Youth Policy and Participation
A European research project on participation and informal learning in young people's transitions to work (2001-2004)

Project supported by funding under the European Union's Sixth Research Framework Programme - Coordinated by IRIS e.V.

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