YouCount Youth Citizen Social Science

Institute for Planetary Resilience and Community Transformation

YouCount is a 3-year Youth Citizen Social Science project. Funded by EU Horizon 2020, it was formed to co-create new knowledge and innovations to address how to increase social inclusion for young people.

Exploring opportunities and facilitators for social inclusion of youth across Europe

What is YouCount?

YouCount aims to address a pressing challenge for Europe: How to increase social inclusion for young people. It examines youth’s perspectives on three aspects of social inclusion – participation, belonging and citizenship. The project has two major strands of inquiry:

  • Generating knowledge about social inclusion and how to create social change through the involvement of young citizen scientists
  • Contributing to the scientific knowledge base for Y-CSS for scaling up.

In line with the EU Youth Strategy and official EU definitions, the project includes young people from a wide age range – 13 to 29 years old and focuses on those youths most at risk of marginalisation in terms of poverty, migration, disability, low education, unemployment, and disenfranchisement.