EURYKA consists of eight research work packages:
1. Policy analysis: Tracking public policies and practices which promote youth participation and inclusion in each country as well as at the EU level.
2. Political claims analysis: Studying how young people and their particular ways of doing politics are dealt with in the media, as well as the presence of organized youth in the public domain and the claims for new democratic models and social and political change they raise in each country.
3. Organizational analysis: Investigating youth political participation by examining the networks and (youth-led) organizations that are active in the fields of youth inclusion, participation, national and transnational democratic innovation and experimentation.
4. Panel survey analysis: Causally disentangling the different forms of youth political participation: retrieving their norms, values, attitudes, expectations, and behaviors regarding democracy, power, politics, policy-making as well as social and political participation (online and offline) and the organization of economic, social and private life, as well as their individual characteristics that might be associated with that.
5. Experimental analysis: Testing hypothesized causal mechanisms on young people‘s experience of inequalities and their support and potential for social and political change to strengthen democratic life, especially those that may include avenues for reimagining democracy in Europe.
6. Biographical analysis: Examining the individual trajectories of young people since their childhood to investigate how they influence young people’s ways of doing politics and how inequalities are lived by, and (re-)acted upon, by individual young people in different countries and socio-economic contexts.
7. Social media analysis: Investigating youth political participation online and the impact of inequalities on this by examining the use young people make of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and how digital participation and representation may (or may not) provide the seeds for reinvigorating democracy in Europe.
8. Prescriptive analysis: Advancing recommendations on how to make democratic models more inclusive for young people.