Promoting European active citizenship: a participatory intervention towards the politicisation of youth social concerns

Author/s Joana P. Cruz, Carla Malafaia, Filipe Piedade, José Eduardo Silva, Isabel Menezes
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/1 Language English
Pages 21 P. 69-89 File size 231 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2019-001006
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Despite their normative and regulatory nature, schools, as contexts for democratic educa-tion, are also places for free discussion, critical analysis and imagining personal and societal change. Under the European project CATCH-EyoU, we developed a 2-years school-based in-tervention with a group of Portuguese secondary school students, inspired by the approach of youth participatory action research (YPAR). Having youths as co-researchers, both conven-tional (questionnaires and interviews) and emergent (theatre of the oppressed, photovoice) methods were mobilised to research dating violence, a problem previously identified by them as relevant in their community. The intervention process will be described, and its potential and limitations discussed.

Keywords: Youth, citizenship, participation, intervention, participatory research

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Joana P. Cruz, Carla Malafaia, Filipe Piedade, José Eduardo Silva, Isabel Menezes, Promoting European active citizenship: a participatory intervention towards the politicisation of youth social concerns in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 1/2019, pp 69-89, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2019-001006