This report emphasizes the role that local stakeholders play within 11 analyzed countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Scotland, Spain, and Switzerland) in designing and implementing policies and social programs envisaging a better social and economic integration of disadvantaged young people in order to improve their quality of life. The report is mainly based on 11 qualitative case studies following a common framework of analysis and report structure.
This paper designs a participative research agenda which allows identifying in a participative way what kind of inequalities and disadvantages matter to young people and what kinds of public action should be set up. It is a guideline for reflection on the participatory nature of the research and aims at opening up methodological avenues and raising some reflexive questions about SocIEtY’s research with regard to a conceptualisation of democracy and participation in line with the Capability Approach.
This paper comprises eleven presentations of the SocIEtY workshop taken place from 10-12 February 2014 in Ghent. The researchers introduce their local case studies and first ideas of the participatory research. It refers to work packages 4 and 5.