On the 14th of October 2016, Susanne Liljeholm Hansson from the Gothenburg team led a seminar with a group of professional social workers at The Social Resource Management Unit of the City of Gothenburg with the title Exclusion and Inclusion – Contrasts or Preconditions. Continue reading
From 7th to 11th 2016, the 10 teams of the PARTISPACE project met in Manchester (UK) for the 4th consortium meeting. The objective was first to assess the progress of the research so far and to reflect and prepare the forthcoming steps. Continue reading
What is the Partispace project all about? What objectives does it have? Which methodology is behind it?
Watch the interview with coordinator Andreas Walther to get a first hand view on this! Continue reading
Abstract “Non-Formal Spaces of Socio-Cultural Accompaniment: Responding to Young Unaccompanied Refugees: Reflections from the Partispace Project”
The so called “refugee crisis” hit Europe and the PARTISpace-countries became actors in the direct confrontation with (civil) wars, armed conflicts and poverty on a global dimension. The German (Frankfurt), Swedish (Gothenburg) and English (Manchester) teams decided to write an article about the ongoing discourse and its deposit in actual participatory activities on, with and for refugees – especially unaccompanied minor refugees. The following outlook comes from a perspective of the Frankfurt team and focuses on the incidents for, with and against refugees, but also frames the impact on the debate in Germany more specifically in Frankfurt. Continue reading
Nuit Debout was created by students in Rennes on April 5th 2016 after protests in Paris. Students first attempted to organize the Nuit Debout movement March 31st following the first protests in Paris, but the State prohibited public demonstrations in the historical city center. The State felt these prohibitions were justified as a result of clashes and vandalism that occurred during previous protests. Continue reading
Getting young people involved in local decision-making processes is one of the goals of the law regulating municipalities statutes in Germany. And as this law is within the competence of the regional governments each region – the Länder – has their own version of it. The regulations on youth participation however do not vary too much between the 16 “municipality laws” (“Gemeindeordnung” in German). They mostly consist of a lot of non-binding sentences like “local authorities should…” and “local authorities can…”. Continue reading
From 25th to 28th April 2016, the 10 teams of the PARTISPACE project met in Gothenburg (Sweden) for the 3rd consortium meeting. Almost one year after the official start of the project, the objective was first to assess the progress of the research so far and to reflect and prepare the forthcoming steps of the project.
The European Youth Event (EYE) will take place in the European Parliament, Strasbourg from 20th to 21th MAY 2016.
7000 young people from all over Europe will be gathered for this event, an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas and perspectives on youth-related issues. Young people would also be able to meet European decision-makers and professionals, a structured dialogue that will give food for thought to a report.
How to increase and improve youth participation in decision-making? This question will be one of the topic discussed during the workshop session.