What are we researching?

ALL-YOUTH – All youth want to rule their world is a multidisciplinary research project which explores the capacities of young people (aged between 16 and 25) and the obstacles that hamper their engagement with society. We also explore the visions of youth regarding sustainable future, growth and well-being.

The project consists of five subprojects:

Subproject 1: Towards Youth Equality (Consortium Director, Professor Reetta Toivanen and working group, University of Helsinki). Working group studies equality and accessibility of public spaces that are important to young people and implements student training in Harvard-style clinics.

Subproject 2: From Dreams to Reality (Professor Päivi Honkatukia and working group, University of Tampere). Working group explores young people’s perceptions of sustainable development and their visions and capacities to improve sustainable well-being in their everyday life.

Subproject 3: Digital Solutions for Digital Generation (Consortium Deputy Director, Professor Kaisa Väänänen and working group, Tampere University of Technology). Working group explores and develops, together with young people, innovative digital models and services which promote youth active citizenship, social well-being and economic growth.

Subproject 4: Resolving Legal Obstacles (Professor Jukka Väänänen and working group, University of Tampere). Working group analyses the legal obstacles which prevent youth from participating in the legislative drafting process and develops impact assessment of legislation that concerns young people.

Subproject 5: Creating Sustainable Well-Being (Professor Irmeli Mustalahti and working group, University of Eastern Finland). Working group tests the solutions created with young people and in  other subprojects and study how young people can support sustainable well-being and what is their employment potential in sustainable development, for example in bioeconomy.

Interaction Partners

  • Allianssi, Finnish Youth Cooperation
  • Association of Remote Forest Owners
  • City of Joensuu
  • City of Tampere
  • ENO Environment Online School
  • ESRC, Centre of Climate Change,
  • Economics and Policy, University of Leeds
  • Finland University
  • Finnish 4H
  • Finnish Forest Centre
  • Finnish League for Human Rights
  • IES, Institute for European Studies,
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • InFER, Institute of Forest,
  • Environmental and Natural Resource
  • Policy, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  • JoMoni, Joensuu District Multicultural Association
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Ministry of Justice
  • North Carelian Centre for Economic
  • Development, Transport and the
  • Environment
  • Paihola Reception Centre, Finnish
  • Red Cross
  • York College, City University of New York

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