Workpackages

 

WP1 - Coordination and managament

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna is responsible for the management of the project.

WP2 - Development of an integrated theory of youth active citizenship in the EU

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

London School of Economics and Political Science

It will provide an extensive and critical review of existing theoretical and empirical literature, across different disciplines on: the factors influencing young people trust toward EU as well as other beliefs, attitudes and dispositions toward the EU; evidence of studies and interventions addressing how to stimulate societal and political engagement of young people; and the literature on young people European identity and sense of belonging to the EU and on their understanding of citizenship and perceived roles, rights and duties e as EU citizens. It will provide a provisional theory of active citizenship of young people that will be subsequently updated.

WP3 - Public authorities engaging with youth

Örebro University

It will focus on the analysis of key discourses on youth active citizenship policies and how policies are received and implemented by policymakers, examining also if and how policies and public authorities acknowledge young people’s diversity.

 

WP4 - Exploiting European data and testing the integrated theory of youth active EU citizenship

Friedrich-Schiller University

Masaryk University

It will reanalyze existing European surveys on opinion and attitudes toward Europe and EU, as well as surveys  monitoring youth civic and political engagement. It will include empirical test of the reasons for declining trust  emerging from the theory and of the factors influencing societal and political engagement, accounting for differences based on young people cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicity, gender and their intersection.

WP5 - Representation of the EU and youth active EU citizenship in the media environment

Masaryk University

Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna

It will analyze how the media represent the EU and youth engagement, in national and EU mainstream and progressive/alternative media.

WP6 - Representation of the EU and youth active EU citizenship in educational contexts

University of Porto

It will analyze key discourses on active citizenship and EU in schools examining how history textbooks as well as teachers involved in civic/citizenship education represent EU and deliver citizenship education, and how this impacts on young people’s understanding of their role as citizens.

WP7 - Processes in youth's construction of active EU citizenship

Friedrich-Schiller University

Masaryk University

It will collect longitudinal data on adolescents and young adults to test processes influencing societal and political engagement of young people, (including those who have different types of cross-national mobility experiences) in different European countries. WP7 will assess differences depending on macro social factors as well as age, gender, socioeconomic and educational background, and life situation. Differences according to young people’s cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicity, gender and their intersection, as well as macro-social influences will accounted for in this WP.

WP 8 - Meaning and practices of youth participation and cases of successful participation

London School of Economics and Political Science

It will map and explore participatory practices of young people in EU, across a range of languages, meanings and media, and will provide an in-depth analysis of their phenomenological significance.

WP9 - Modelling and testing the processes of construction of youth active EU citizenship: a social innovation intervention

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

Örebro University

It proposes a school-based socially innovative intervention that involves students and teachers. It will examine how young people engage in social issues having local and European relevance, combining a participatory approach, community analysis, and structured dialogue with public authorities and will be evaluated before, after and during its implementation.

WP10 - Impact and dissemination: knowledge, tools and recommendations to promote and enact youth active citizenship in the EU

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

Forum Nazionale dei Giovani

It will exploit the findings to provide to relevant stakeholders ideas, recommendations and instruments to strengthen youths’ engagement and promote their active citizenship in EU.