YOUTH POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
Existing studies on the political participation of young people in Portugal paint a pessimistic picture of their low levels of political involvement, both in comparative and longitudinal terms. But is it really the case? In this project, supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, we draw on existing studies and broaden and deepen its focus. We use data from representative surveys of the population, but also interviews, focus groups and ethnographic approaches to answer some fundamental questions:
What picture emerges when we expand our angle of analysis to encompass new and unconventional forms of political participation?
What factors determine the different types of political participation among young people, and how have they changed over time?
To what extent have political parties changed the way they seek to attract and integrate young people?
Pedro C. Magalhães
EMERGING FORMS OF POLITICAL LIFE
(CIIE-CENTRO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO E INTERVENÇÃO EDUCATIVAS, U.PORTO)
Pedro D. Ferreira
Maria F. Jesus
YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTICIPATION
(GOVCOPP – UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO)