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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!

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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“You start to understand why empowerment is so important”

“You start to understand why empowerment is so important”
Reidun Norvoll from Work Research Institute at Oslo Metropolitan University is project coordinator of YouCount and manages the Horizon 2020 project since its beginning. At the end of its second year, Reidun looks back at highlights and challenges of 2022 and forward at what lies ahead in 2023.  How was it to manage YouCount in 2022? Managing t...
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Creating a space for intergenerational dialogue at our first Living Lab

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  Julie Ridley and Salma Qasim, UCLan research team  Our ambition for the Living Lab In the UK, a team of social science academics and young students are exploring 'community belonging' along with young citizen scientists. Our key aspiration is to identify with the young citizen scientists, new ways to ensure young people feel they belong...
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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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"Crazy Eight", Bingo and Pizza - Our way of Youth Citizen Social Science in Oslo, Norway

YCLosaeterYouthGoupPhoto1 Together with our young co-researchers from the district Gamle Oslo, YouCount Norway held a first workshop after the summer break. Photo: Sara Plassnig
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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Identifying the keys to inclusion of unaccompanied young migrants in Gipuzkoa, Spain

Identifying the keys to inclusion of unaccompanied young migrants in Gipuzkoa, Spain
The main objective of our YouCount case, carried out in the Basque Country (Spain) in the province of Gipuzkoa, is to identify the keys to inclusion and exclusion of unaccompanied migrant minors. Together with these young people, we collect their desires, problems, needs and experiences. In addition to these young researchers and us academic resear...
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