National Contexts of Youth Participation. Comparative Report. PARTISPACE Deliverable 2.2

Year of production: 2016

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 delineate the overall social, political, institutional and cultural framework in which the project PARTISPACE is placed and to identify the main starting points for the development of the forthcoming fieldwork. In so doing, the report has outlined the scenario of youth participation in the eight countries involved in the PARTISPACE project.


Andersson Björn

Morena Cuconato

De Luigi Nicola

Silvia Demozzi

Torbjörn Forkby

Marta IIardo

Alessandro Martelli

Tenured Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology and Business Law - University of Bologna

Ilaria Pitti

Post-doc fellow at the University of Bologna

Tuorto Dario

Federico Zannoni


The PARTISPACE project provides empirical knowledge on how to broaden the concepts of participation. The core of this knowledge lies in relating individual biographies of young people and the social spaces in which they act in order to understand the meaning of participation from their perspective.