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Mapping mobility – Pathways , institutions and structural effects of youth mobility in EU (Ref.:649269)


Youth mobility: Maximising opportunities for individuals, labour markets and regions in EU (Ref.:649491)


Social exclusion of youth in EU: Cumulative disadvantage, coping strategies, effective policies and transfer (Ref.: 649496)


Negotiating early job – Insecurity and labour market exclusion in Europe (Ref.:649395)


Spaces and styles of participation: Formal, no formal and informal possibilities of young people participation in European cities (Ref.:649416)


Constructing active citizenship with European youth: Policies, practices, challenges and solutions (Ref.:649538)

FP7 funded projects


Reducing early school leaving in the EU (Ref.:320223)

CITISPYCE citispyce

Combating inequalities through innovative social practices of, and for, young people in cities across Europe (Ref.:320359)


Measuring Youth Well-Being (Ref.:613368)


Empowering the young generation: towards a new social contract in South and East Mediterranean countries (Ref.: 613174)


Freedom, dignity and justice: A comprehensive approach to the understanding of youth exclusion and the prospects for youth inclusion and overall change in the South and East Mediterranean (Ref.: 612782)


Barriers to EUropean Citizenship examines the barriers that still exist to realise and exercise citizenship rights of EU citizens.

Cultural Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship: Family Values and Youth Unemployment in Europe

Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion – to integrate and innovate existing European social sciences research infrastructures on ‘Poverty and Living Conditions’ and ‘Working Conditions and Vulnerability’ providing transnational data access, organizing mutual knowledge exchange activities and improving methods and tools for comparative research.

To examine Innovative Social Policies for Inclusive and Resilient Labour Markets in Europe.

The ImPRovE project aims to improve the basis for evidence-based policy making in Europe

Families and Societies
Extends our knowledge on how policies promote well-being, inclusion and sustainable societal development among families.

RECWOWE was a Network of Excellence of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) on ‘Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe’. It set out to create a European research network capable of overcoming the fragmentation of existing research on questions of work and welfare in Europe. It promoted the research excellence required in identifying and understanding the multiple tensions between work and welfare, as well as strategies for managing or resolving them.

Investigating the determinants of food choice, lifestyle and health in European children, adolescents and their parents

Social Innovation – Empowering the Young for the Common Good focuses on and integrates disadvantaged young people into the research process to improve their quality of life and to foster social innovation.

Access, coping and relevance of education for young people in European knowledge societies in comparative perspective.

How young people’s social participation is shaped by the shadows (past, present and future) of totalitarianism and populism in Europe

To analyse future developments of European labour market(s) preparing to face ecological, demographic, regional and skills transitions.

Developing tools, methods and policies to inform EU strategy for social innovation.

Strengthening the capabilities of young people to actively shape their personal and work lives in knowledge societies and cope with economic, cultural, demographic and technological challenges.

To analyse the organisational integration of social and employment policies at the local level and its regional, national and European context.

To facilitate active inclusion through integrated and participatory modes of multilevel governance.

Examines how local welfare systems support women’s labour market participation, and the extent to which female labour market integration contributes to strengthening social cohesion.

How local welfare systems favour social cohesion.

Identifying the future potential of innovative services

Combating inequalities through innovative social practices of, and for, young people in cities across Europe.

Examines how urban diversity can be a benefit to Europe.

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)

YIPPEE – Young people from a public care background: pathways to education in Europe
The overall aim of the proposed project is to contribute to the knowledge and policy development and changes in practice that may lead to the retention of many more young men and women from a public care background in education after the end of compulsory schooling and to open up the prospect of further and higher education to them.

YOUNEX – Youth, unemployment, and exclusion in Europe: a multidimensional approach to understanding the conditions and prospects for social and political integration of young unemployed
This research aims to advance knowledge on the causes, processes, and perspectives for change related to the social and political exclusion of unemployed youth. The project runs from 2008 to 2011.

EDUMIGROM – Ethnic differences in education and diverging prospects for urban youth in an enlarged Europe
The research project aims to study how ethnic differences in education contribute to the diverging prospects for minority ethnic youth and their peers in urban settings. 2008-2011.

CSEYHP – Combating social exclusion among young homeless populations: a comparative investigation of homeless paths and reinsertion programmes for young men and women of different ethnic and migrant statuses
This research project meets the EU guidelines for youth policy by focusing on socially excluded youth – homeless young people and those at risk of homelesness – and promoting a dynamic understanding of their life trajectories. 2008-2011.

UP2YOUTH Youth – actor of social change
UP2YOUTH is an research project researching the agency of young people in the context of social change. While their transitions to adulthood are structured by risk and uncertainty young men and women develop coping strategies which in turn affect social structures. 2006-2009

WELLCHI NETWORK The well-being of children: the impact of changing family forms, working conditions of parents, social policy and legislative measures
The purpose of this CA is to set up and operate a network to improve our knowledge of the impact of changing family forms, the working conditions of parents, and social policy and legislative measures on the well-being of children and their families. 2004-2007.

LLL2010 Towards a Lifelong Learning Society in Europe: The Contribution of the Education System
The project will integrate into a coherent picture different aspects – historical, political, institutional, economic, individual and methodological – related to participation in and access to lifelong learning. 2005-2010.

TRESEGY Toward a social construction of an European youth-ness: experience of inclusion and exclusion in the public sphere among second generation migrated teenagers
This project aims to explore second generation migrated teenagers in nine different local urban areas among six national contexts. 2006-2009.

This project will analyse the potential contribution of the Internet to promoting civic engagement and participation among young people (aged 15-25). It will focus specifically on the range of civic sites now emerging on the web. 2006-2008.

INCLUD-ED Strategies for inclusion and social cohesion in Europe from education
INCLUD-ED analyses educational strategies that contribute to overcome inequalities and promote social cohesion, and educational strategies that generate social exclusion, particularly focusing on vulnerable and marginalised groups. Europe needs to identify these strategies that will in turn be used by policy makers, education managers, teachers, students and families, and contribute to shape new policies to meet the Lisbon goals. 2006-2011.

REFLEX The flexible professional in the knowledge society new demands on higher education in Europe

As Europe and the rest of the world moves towards a knowledge society, an effective system of higher education is increasingly important to the economy and society. 2004-2007.

EMILIE A European Approach to Multicultural Citizenship Legal Political and Educational Challenges
This interdisciplinary project is a response to the current ‘crisis of multiculturalism’ and the lack of a common EU intellectual framework to discuss the relevant challenges. 2006-2009.