Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Brunila, M Kristiina
Organisation University of Helsinki
Project title Interrupting youth support systems in the ethos of vulnerability 2017-2020 (CoInterrupt)
Decision No. 308018
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 480 000
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Project description
In this research project we are dedicated to developing research by critically analyzing cross-sectoral policies and practices of youth support systems. We explore how they influence those young people who are considered as vulnerable. Even more importantly, we argue that by shining light on the ways in which youth support systems are constructed by policy makers, professionals, academic researchers and young people themselves, ideas and assumptions that tend to be taken face value without critical challenge can be challenged and improved. In particular, we create more room for young people’s own interpretations, responses and actions. Thereby we come to understand better the necessary conditions of creating or enhancing their agency for action, and how this can be seen as a key in improving their positive social participation.