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EURYKA - Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities was a cross-national research project which provided systematic and practice-related knowledge about how inequalities mediate youth political participation. It suggested novel democratic models to help reimagine a more inclusive European politics. EURYKA brought together researchers and civil society practitioners from nine European countries: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

With the aim of strengthening European democratic life, the project intended to reach a better understanding of the conditions, processes, and mechanisms underpinning how young people do politics: how do they form opinions and take actions to bring about social and political change?

At the core of EURYKA’s conceptual framework was the idea of youth political participation as a form of coping mechanism for dealing with inequalities. We thus investigated the norms, values, attitudes and behaviors underpinning such mechanisms and how these relate to issues such as democracy, power, politics, policy-making, social and political participation (online and offline) and the organization of economic, social and private life.

The EURYKA project was concluded in January 2020.


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 Project information

Project type: Collaborative Project
Call: H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016-2017 
Start date: 1 February 2017
Duration: 36 months
Coordinator: Professor Marco Giugni, University of Geneva
Grant Agreement no: 727025
EU-funded budget: € 2,595,720.00


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727025.