Exploring civic engagement opportunities of young migrants in Austria

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Written by: Melanie Saumer  | Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna, Austria  Based on the most recent statistics, more than a quarter of the Austrian population has migrant background and in fact, the country's population is growing solely because of migration. Moreover, in 2021 alone, 39,930 appl...
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The SV Festival - A place for great conversations and inputs

The SV Festival - A place for great conversations and inputs
Written by: Emilie Egelund Rademacher | Student and co-researcher | Copenhagen, Denmark At the beginning of the summer, YouCount Denmark participated with our young co-researchers in the SV Festival. A local music festival with space for knowledge sharing and negotiation of ongoing projects. Being a part of the festival opened discussions...
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How to Reward Young Citizen Social Scientists?

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In YouCount, youths from nine European countries will participate as citizen scientists in case studies addressing their lived experience of social exclusion and inclusion. As their contribution is essential to the research, there is a genuine need to discuss their rewards and compensation: How to avoid any kinds of exploitation of young citizen scientists?

How should we reward their work? What kinds of rewards should we use? How can we reward an originally volunteer activity? What will constitute a fair solution in the local cases and across the cases? How should we design and develop the SPOTTERON citizen science application? 

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