The project is being carried out by a joint team from Ecorys UK, and independent public policy research organisation, and The University of Huddersfield, in partnership with over 60 young people aged between 14 and 18 from the UK, Italy, Singapore and Lebanon.
YOUNG PEOPLE AS CO-RESEARCHERS
Young people have received training and support in participatory action research (PAR) and have each selected a set of topics to focus on and data collection methods that provide the best match – whether a formal 'project', diary or video-based recording, or a combination of both. They are also participating in the analysis, reporting and dissemination.
Participants are working individually and within small teams (virtual panels of up to 10), supported by an adult researcher, with four groups from the UK, and one each in the UK, Italy, Singapore and Lebanon.
Here, you can meet some of the young people who are participating as action researchers, and read about what they have planned.
A WIDER NETWORK
A wider group are contributing through a virtual 'network', providing case studies, providing feedback on emerging findings, and engaging with the young people on the panels to build a community of practice around the project.