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Funding: European Commission 7th Framework
Duration: January 2013 -December 2015
Germany, UK, France, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Romania, Austria, Switzerland
The aim of SocIEtY is to explore how young people aged 15-24 live in different European countries today; and examine what can be done to create social and institutional opportunities which will better enable them to live lives they have reason to value. Using Amartya Sen's Capability Approach as a framework, the project will seek to develop a broad knowledge base to foster socially innovative policymaking. Employing quantitative and qualitative methods SocIEtY will build knowledge on how existing policies and social practices of networks of social support tackle the problems faced by disadvantaged young people; how far, and in what ways, young people's ideas, experiences, aspirations and voices can be included in policymaking; and how social innovation can link these two issues, leading to social inclusion and to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
All the project reports are available at: http://www.society-youth.eu/publications
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