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See detailIntergenerational differences in social and political participation in Western Europe
Meyers, Christiane UL

Scientific Conference (2017, January 17)

The global crisis and its negative consequences on living conditions in Europe have led in some countries to massive protests, especially among young persons. Kern et al. (2015) argue that this rising and ... [more ▼]

The global crisis and its negative consequences on living conditions in Europe have led in some countries to massive protests, especially among young persons. Kern et al. (2015) argue that this rising and sudden political engagement can be explained by grievance theory: individuals whose interests are threatened react by engaging themselves politically. However, they also demonstrate that political participation in a more long-term perspective is better explained by the civic voluntarism model. Brady et al. (1995) establish that resources like time, money and civic skills are central for getting politically active. Persons with a low socioeconomic status who possess fewer resources are generally less political active. In a long-term perspective the economic crisis and the deterioration of living conditions should lead to less political participation of young people. I want to use the civic voluntarism model to analyse and describe the changing political participation forms of different generations. Generations are defined as persons having experienced similar historical conditions when growing up, thus developing similar values and beliefs (Grasso, 2014). I will look at the generation of the baby boomers born after World War II and compare them to the generation Y born before the turn of the millennium. Both generations grew up in times of social changes and challenges. I will use a broad definition of participation, which integrates political and social engagement, to look at the different participation modes of the generations (Meyers & Willems, 2016; Sloam, 2014; Dalton, 2008). The analysis is based on data of the European Values Study and uses multivariate methods (factor and cluster analysis) to determine different engagement types within the two generations in Western Europe. Are there signs that the young generation disengages from society? Do they engage themselves in other ways than the older generation? How can the civic voluntarism model help to explain the differences between older and younger generations? [less ▲]

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See detailResearch on ‘Youth in Action’ projects in Luxembourg: the variety of learning effects on participants
Meyers, Christiane UL

Scientific Conference (2016, November 08)

The European Union promotes young people's mobility since a lot of years by specific programmes. In the area of non-formal activities, the Youth in Action programme supports individual mobility activities ... [more ▼]

The European Union promotes young people's mobility since a lot of years by specific programmes. In the area of non-formal activities, the Youth in Action programme supports individual mobility activities as well as group mobility of young persons and youth workers. Although the programme is very successful, there existed not much knowledge about the effects of the projects on participants and project leaders. Therefore, in 2008 a small group of countries founded the RAY network - 'Research-based analysis and monitoring of Youth in action' – which has expanded since then and comprises today 31 countries. Its goal is to permanently gather and analyse data on the processes and outcomes of the YiA programme and its successor programme. Luxembourg joined the RAY network in 2010 and participated from 2011 to 2014 in 6 surveys in the framework of the YiA programme. During this time about 589 project participants and 252 project leaders answered the online questionnaires, which were sent to them some time after the end of the activity. In addition to the quantitative survey, a qualitative study on the effects of non-formal learning in the projects was realised in 2012/2013. In my presentation I want to show some of the results found in Luxembourg. Among other things, I will present a factor analysis on the competences, skills and attitudes developed by the participants and show how different project types can influence these effects. [less ▲]

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See detailSoziale und politische Partizipation Jugendlicher in Luxemburg: Strukturen, Angebote und Formen
Meyers, Christiane UL; Willems, Helmut UL

in Mörgen, Rebecca; Rieker, Peter; Schnitzer, Anna (Eds.) Partizipation von Kindern und Jugendlichen in vergleichender Perspektive. Bedingungen - Möglichkeiten – Grenzen (2016)

Im Frühling 2015 demonstrierten 15.000 luxemburgische Schüler und Studenten gegen ein Gesetzesprojekt der Regierung, das die bestehenden Studentenbeihilfen kürzen wollte. Angesichts einer rückläufigen ... [more ▼]

Im Frühling 2015 demonstrierten 15.000 luxemburgische Schüler und Studenten gegen ein Gesetzesprojekt der Regierung, das die bestehenden Studentenbeihilfen kürzen wollte. Angesichts einer rückläufigen politischen Beteiligung bei Jugendlichen (auch) in Luxemburg war dieses Ereignis Anlass für viele Fachleute, über das politische Interesse und die politische Beteiligung Jugendlicher im luxemburgischen Kontext neu nachzudenken. Der vorliegende Beitrag versucht einen ersten Befund zur Situation der politischen und gesellschaftlichen Beteiligung junger Menschen in Luxemburg zu geben. [less ▲]

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See detailPartizipation von Kindern und Jugendlichen in Luxemburg
Meyers, Christiane UL; Willems, Helmut UL

Conference given outside the academic context (2015)

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See detailEntwicklung bürgerschaftlicher Teilhabe in der Transitionsphase
Meyers, Christiane UL; Weis, Daniel UL; Scharf, Jan UL et al

in Willems, Helmut (Ed.) Übergänge vom Jugend- ins Erwachsenenalter: Verläufe, Perspektiven, Herausforderungen (2015)

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See detailThe transition from youth into adulthood: processes, perspectives, challenges
Willems, Helmut UL; Weis, Daniel UL; Biewers, Sandra UL et al

in MENJE; UL (Eds.) The Transition from Youth into Adulthood. Summary of the National Report on the Situation of Young People in Luxembourg 2015 (2015)

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See detailZentrale Ergebnisse, Schlussfolgerungen und Herausforderungen
Willems, Helmut UL; Schumacher, Anette UL; Biewers, Sandra UL et al

in Willems, Helmut (Ed.) Übergänge vom Jugend- ins Erwachsenenalter: Verläufe, Perspektiven, Herausforderungen (2015)

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See detailÜbergänge vom Jugend- ins Erwachsenenalter: Verläufe, Perspektiven, Herausforderungen
Willems, Helmut UL; Weis, Daniel UL; Biewers, Sandra UL et al

in MENJE; UL (Eds.) Übergänge vom Jugend- ins Erwachsenenalter. Kurzfassung des nationalen Berichtes zur Situation der Jugend in Luxemburg 2015 (2015)

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See detailEin partizipatives Modell der Wissensgenerierung – Der luxemburgische Jugendbericht
Meyers, Christiane UL; Heinen, Andreas UL; Willems, Helmut UL

in Willems, Helmut (Ed.) Konzepte und Methoden der Jugendberichterstattung: Wissenschaftliche Herausforderungen und Perspektiven (2014)

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See detailLernprozesse und Lernerfahrungen in Jugendprojekten. Eine Studie zu Aspekten non-formaler Bildung in den Projekten von "Jugend in Aktion" in Luxemburg
Weis, Daniel UL; Meyers, Christiane UL; Willems, Helmut UL

Report (2013)

This report summarises the results of a study of the learning effects in the projects of the European Union "Youth in Action” programme (YiA). This national study is part of a European study into non ... [more ▼]

This report summarises the results of a study of the learning effects in the projects of the European Union "Youth in Action” programme (YiA). This national study is part of a European study into non-formal learning and takes an academic look at the learning and educational processes within the scope of the projects. The main area of interest here are projects financed by the Luxembourg Agency for the YiA programme. By incorporating them into the European study, which is being carried out by the international RAY Network, the results can also be compared to those of other countries. [less ▲]

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See detailJugendliche als Zielgruppe offener Jugendarbeit
Willems, Helmut UL; Heinen, Andreas UL; Meyers, Christiane UL

in Handbuch offene Jugendarbeit in Luxemburg (2013)

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