Welcome to UP2YOUTH: Youth - actor of social change

Dresden University of Technology Print
Dresden University of Technology is partner in the working group concerned with Young Parenthood.

The Centre for Social Work and Welfare Studies at the Faculty of Education, Dresden, is of central significance for the development of sociopedagogical practice, training and research in Eastern Germany. Main themes are youth research, evaluation of employment policies and innovative training strategies in Eastern Germany, regional social research and research of social infrastructures and social networks. Research experience:

Youth organisations, Competence development and biographic sustainability (2004 – 2006)

Network – Young adults in school-to-work transitions": Research and evaluation of strategies in support of young adults entering the labour market (2001 – 2006)

Youth Policy and Participation (2001 – 2004). Potentials of participation and informal learning in young people’s transitions to the labour market. A comparative analysis in ten European regions, EGRIS (AC/ No: SERD-2000-0080)

Families and Transitions (2001 – 2004). A comparative analysis in nine European regions, EGRIS (AC/ No: SERD-2000-00087)

TSER - Thematic Network: “Misleading Trajectories” (AC/ No: ERB SOE2-CT98-3063): Evaluation of Employment Policies for Young Adults in Europe regarding non-intended Effects of Social Exclusion (1996 – 2001)

INTEGRA: “New concepts for social prevention and intervention on risk behaviour to improve the chances of disadvantaged target groups on the labour market” (1998 – 2000)

Ethnographic study on changed social spaces, biographical experiences, values and cop­ing strategies of youngsters after the German Re-Unification (1992-1994)

Lothar Böhnisch, professor, Fields of expertise: life course, social support, social policy, labour market, gender.

Simone Menz, researcher. Fields of expertise: youth, gender studies, biography.

Holger Kehler, researcher. Fields of expertise: youth, transitions to work, informal learning and social policy.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 August 2006 )

Project supported by funding under the European Union's Sixth Research Framework Programme - Coordinated by IRIS e.V.

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