Welcome to UP2YOUTH: Youth - actor of social change

German Youth Institute, Munich Print
The German Youth Institute (DJI) is partner in working group concerned with Transitions of ethnic minority youth.

The German Youth Institute (DJI) is a non-university social science research institute: It specialises in studying the situation of children, youth, women, men and families along with the public services offered to support and promote these groups. To analyse the manifold issues, the Institute employs a wide range of research strategies and methods: Continuous social monitoring of changing living conditions, studies on specific socio-political questions, accompanying research, evaluation, and advisory services for politicians and practitioners. It has been involved in EGRIS since 1993. Based on its research results, the German Youth Institute provides advisory services to politicians and practitioners working in welfare services focusing on children, youth and families.
Selected Key Activities: Youth and Youth Services (e.g. Evaluating child and youth welfare services, continuous monitoring of youth policies, co-ordinating the Federal Government’s reports on the situation of children and youth); Research Unit “Youth Transitions from school to Work”; Research Unit „International Research Co-operation (Department for Scientific Support of the Director: research projects funded by the EC e.g. 4th. and 5th. framework programmes of the European Commission); Families and Family Policies (e.g. Parenthood and the world of work, policies and support, co-ordinating the Federal Government’s reports on the situation of families; Gender Research and Women’s Policies (e.g. The construction of gender in organisations); Social Monitoring (e.g. Living situations , social networks, biographies, regional structures); Family survey, Youth survey)

René Bendit, phd, senior researcher. Fields of expertise: youth, youth policy, migration.

Jan Skrobanek, phd, researcher. Fields of expertise: migrant youth.

Mariella Wilhelm, research assistant. 

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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