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Who is CATCH-EyoU

A multidisciplinary group of passionate scholars (THE CONSORTIUM), an International group of world wide recognized scientific advisors who can support us on our research journey (THE INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD), a group of young people who are used to have a say as consortium consultants (THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH PANEL) and a group of schools and teachers (and very soon also students!) who decided to join and experience our social innovation intervention.

The Consortium

Coordinated by Professor Elvira Cicognani, Department of Psychology, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, CATCH-EyoU is a three years research adventure that involves a consortium of 9 partners: Örebro University (SE), Friedrich Schiller University University Jena (DE), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR), University of Porto (PT), Masaryk University (CZ), The London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), University of Tartu (EE), Forum Nazionale dei Giovani (IT). For a detailed description of each team, look at the consortium page: simply click on partner’s icons and people will show up.

The Consortium disciplinary backgrounds


CicognaniI am currently full professor of social and community psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Bologna. I obtained my PhD in Developmental Social Psychology at Padua University in 1995. Since then, I have been doing research on adolescents and youth, as well as collaborated with community agencies (Local health services, Schools, Community organizations, Local and Regional administrations, etc.) on community interventions in the domain of health risk prevention and well being promotion. I started focusing my research interests on youth civic and political participation, and their association with sense of community and social well being about 15 years ago, within a project funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research and some international collaborations. I then enjoyed the extraordinary opportunity to participate in the PIDOP project (2009-2012), which allowed me to strengthen the collaboration with a network of excellent scholars and young researchers - some of whom members as myself of the European Association for Research on Adolescence - which the CATCH-EyoU project allowed me to continue. Among the multitude of stimulating and exciting aspects of participation to these projects I just want to mention the opportunity to see a generation of young researchers grow into mature scientists.

CATCH-EyoU has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement n. 649538