The overall design of EURYKA had three main components:

A multidimensional theoretical framework that combined macro-level (institutional), meso-level (organizational), and micro-level (individual) explanatory factors, while accounting for the complexity of youth experience of inequalities and the differential aspects of how young people do politics in Europe.

A cross-national comparative design that included European countries with different degrees of exposure to inequalities and different policy regimes (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK).

An integrated methodological approach based on multiple sources and methods: an analysis of public policies and practices towards youth; an analysis of actors’ interventions in the public domain on issues relating to youth; an organizational and panel survey plus survey experiments; biographical interviews; and an analysis of social media.