Styles: Young people’s participation as lived practice. PARTISPACE Deliverable D6.3.

Year of production: 2018

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The purpose of this report is to focus on ‘how’ young people participate by mobilising the concept of ‘style’. Thus, in relation to the overarching research question of PARTISPACE, we are interested in how young people experience participation in relation to their living conditions, socio-cultural backgrounds, and local contexts of engagement. The starting assumption of our research rests on the premise that young people do participate but just not in ways that adults, policy and formal structures would necessarily acknowledge, therefore we are also concerned with issues of recognition.



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.

Rowley Harriet

Lecturer in Education and Community, Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

Ilaria Pitti

Post-doc fellow at the University of Bologna

Mengilli Yağmur

M.A Researcher at the Goethe University of Frankfurt

Bečević Zulmir

PdD in Childhood studies, lecturer and researcher at the Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg

Alessandro Martelli

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

Martin Céline

Researcher, PhD student at the University of Cergy Pontoise

Osmanoğlu Berrin

Percy-Smith Barry

Popivanov Boris