Published November 21, 2017 | Version v1
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Partispace Comparative Case Study Report

  • 1. Reader in Education, Principal Lecturer Youth and Community Work Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2. M.Sc. In Human and Economic Geography, University of Zurich Research Assistant at the Institute of Social Work, FHS St.Gallen, University of Applied Sciences
  • 3. Assoc. Prof., Chair Department of Sociology Faculty of Arts and Sciences Yeditepe University
  • 4. PhD candidate in Political Science at Université Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis Researcher at CRESPPA (Centre de recherches sociologiques et politiques de Paris)
  • 5. Researcher, Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 6. Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Head of the Research Institute of Social Work, senior lecturer in Social Education and Social Policy. FHS St.Gallen, University of Applied Sciences
  • 7. Dr. Phil. Diplompädagogin Researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Social Work FHS St.Gallen, University of Applied Science
  • 8. Research associate at University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, lic.rer.soc. / MA


Aiming at contributing to a better understanding of the current developments, paradoxes and ways to deal with youth political participation in Europe, the main research question of the PARTISPACE project is:

How and where do 15- to 30 year-old young people participate differently across social milieus and youth cultural scenes and across eight European cities (framed by different national welfare, education and youth policies)?

In relation to this research question, this report was intended to analyse case studies which explore participation practices in formal, non-formal and informal contexts and reconstruct practices, meanings, relationship and dynamics of different forms of youth participation in a comparative perspective and local constellations of youth participation.

In so doing, the report has outlined a mosaic of the different practices, activities, styles and spaces wherein young people situate their participation in the eight countries involved in the PARTISPACE project.



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PARTISPACE – Spaces and Styles of Participation. Formal, non-formal and informal possibilities of young people’s participation in European cities. 649416
European Commission