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In this section you can find our blog posts as well our latest news and events. We invite you to comment and share your own reflections beneath each item, if you feel inspired . Any insight, experience or reflection that promote an open dialogue on our shared commitment to increase youth social inclusion in Europe through Youth Citizen Science is welcome!

The experience of the UK Team at the YouCount Final Conference 2023

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Written by: Andrew Dirzu, Arishel Jubb, Evie Ball, Khaleel Mamsa, Maria Turda, Suzanne Wilson, Julie Ridley An international audience gathered at the heart of European democracy in Brussels for the final YouCount Conference, including four young citizen scientists (YCSs), four academics and a local government stakeholder from the UK. The confe...
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YouCount Retrospective: A Journey from Hungary to Brussels

YouCount Retrospective: A Journey from Hungary to Brussels
The YouCount project has reached its much-anticipated culmination, marking a significant milestone in the realm of youth citizen social science. The final conference, held on the 4th and 5th of December 2023 in the vibrant city of Brussels, brought together a diverse assembly of youth co-researchers, academic professionals, policymakers, and citize...
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Diary Entry: YouCount's Final Conference on Youth Citizen Social Science Contributing to Social Inclusion

Diary Entry: YouCount's Final Conference on Youth Citizen Social Science Contributing to Social Inclusion
YouCount invited to its final conference from 4th-5th of December 2023 in Brussels. The two-day hybrid event under the title Youth Citizen Social Science Contributing to Social Inclusion was designed for academics, citizen science practitioners, youth and stakeholder organisations as well as policymakers interested in social inclusion of young peop...
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Common Signs Miniconference with and for deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Hungary

Common Signs Miniconference with and for deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Hungary
On 22 September 2023, we organised the national workshop of the YouCount project case study in Szeged (Hungary), the Common Signs Miniconference. The event was organised in collaboration with the Environmental Social Science Research Group (ESSRG), the Research Centre of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Szeged and the National Associat...
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Social innovation and citizen social science through participatory film – YouCount National Workshop in Budapest

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The YouCount research team, which has been working in Siklósbodony since 2021, presented its methodological findings at the conference "Visuality, Action, Participation - Visual Interventions and Participatory Research" at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest on 20 October 2023. The conference organisers invited artists, filmmakers,...
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At the intersection of youth, community and belonging. YouCount experiences, findings and continuous innovation – YouCount UK national workshop

YouCount UK national workshop
Authors: Maria Turda, Suzanne Wilson and Julie Ridley The national workshop as part of the YouCount UK case local dissemination took place on 7th of September 2023. It was a gathering involving Young Citizen Scientists (YCSs), other young people, researchers from the UK team, local and national stakeholders, including local authorities, third secto...
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Four different perspectives on local youth engagement through sustainable activities

Four different perspectives on local youth engagement through sustainable activities
Written by: Emilie Egelund Rademacher | Student and co-researcher | Copenhagen, Denmark  The idea behind the workshop On May 2nd, we, in the Danish case, held a national workshop. The workshop's idea was to discuss how to engage youth in their local environment through sustainable activities within everyday life, education, volunteering, and p...
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Fostering multicultural togetherness in Forcella (Naples, Italy): summing up local case and Living Lab experiences to detect paths for future projects

Living Lab meeting in Forcella (Naples) Living Lab meeting in Forcella (Naples)
The promotion of spaces in which citizens can dialogue and exchange viewpoints has been one of the main aims of the Italian local case since the very start of its unfolding. In this vein, since the project is coming to its end, as a final step of the local case and Living Lab paths a joint meeting was organized in Forcella (Naples) by the local res...
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Empowering Young Females and Males: Using Creativity to Explore Gender and Social Justice in the UK Case

Empowering Young Females and Males: Using Creativity to Explore Gender and Social Justice in the UK Case
The Preston research team made a choice to employ creative methods instead of traditional focus group discussions to delve into the perspectives of young people regarding gender and social justice. Recognising that young individuals might hesitate to express their true thoughts and feelings in a focus group setting, the team opted for creative...
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YouCount travels to the US for the C*Sci23 conference

YouCount travels to the US for the C*Sci23 conference
We are happy to announce that Cathrine Winther, Ph.D. student at the Aalborg University in Copenhagen who also leads the Danish YouCount case, will represent YouCount at the upcoming C*Sci23 conference in Phoenix, USA, with her poster "Co-creating youth engaging strategies - Experiences from youth c...
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Meet the young co-researchers from YouCount

Meet the young co-researchers from YouCount
Do you feel empowered by YouCount? Are youths important in your community? What is your favourite thing about being a part of YouCount? Our young citizen social scientists share their thoughts around these questions in a short video they have produced at the Consortium Meeting in San Sebastian, Spain. Video edited by: Emilie Egelund Rademacher...
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"I bring home a piece of reality"

"I bring home a piece of reality"
In March 2023, YouCount participants gathered for the Consortium Meeting in San Sebastian, Spain. Our young citizen social scientists interviewed eleven researchers coming from eight countries on their main takeaways from the meeting.Authors: Andrew Dirzu (UK), Elias Mokhlis (Norway), Hamza Nouali (Spain), Hasibe Akan (Sweden) W...
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How the Austrian team is letting young citizen scientists make important decisions

How the Austrian team is letting young citizen scientists make important decisions Stock image by Magnet.me from Unsplash
As outlined in our previous blog post, the main goal of the Austrian case is to explore young migrants' political and civic engagement opportunities. To identify these opportunities and propose solutions for any issues connected to the topic, workshops are organized with our young citizen scientists who are themselves representatives of the migrant...
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Social inclusion through the lenses of young citizen scientists in Lithuania

Social inclusion through the lenses of young citizen scientists in Lithuania
The focus on social inclusion in YouCount  In Lithuania YouCount highlights the need to build social inclusion using citizen social science as a tool to mobilise young people to address social issues that are important for them and to create a sense of belonging to a community. In order to involve into the project a wider target group of ...
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Social inclusion through civic engagement in Botkyrka, Sweden

Social inclusion through civic engagement in Botkyrka, Sweden
Can civil-society engagement function as a driver for other forms of social inclusion for young people? And if so, can we identify important drivers for enabling more young people to engage in civil society? These questions lie at the heart of our Swedish YouCount case. The case is carried out in Botkyrka, one of many highly diverse municipalities ...
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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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Leading Change with Young People in Preston, UK

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 Written by Salma Qasim, PhD student and research assistant in the UK case YouCount Preston Case A group of young people in Preston were invited to training sessions, the purpose of which were to find out more about what YouCount is all about. The aim was to equip them with the necessary skills to become youth citizen scientists in community r...
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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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"Crazy Eight", Bingo and Pizza - Our way of Youth Citizen Social Science in Oslo, Norway

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YouCount Norway held its first workshop after the summer holidays with young co-researchers from the district Gamle Oslo who are identifying existing (or lacking) job opportunities for local youth, and how social entrepreneurs, public institutions as well as non-profit and non-governmental organizations can increase these opportunities.  How i...
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Common Signs Research Group: promoting social inclusion of hard of hearing citizen scientists

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Gabriella Gálné, a senior researcher at the Common Signs Research Group and the local Living Lab, talks about the YouCount case study in Szeged. How it all began? The University of Szeged researchers organised the recruitment of our research team in the summer of 2021, and in September, they published a new call for applications...
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