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PROMISE is a collaborative research project exploring young people’s role in shaping society, focussing specifically on young people ‘in conflict’ with authority.

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PROMISE Russian Case Studies: Youth Activism in St. Petersburg and Kazan

Activists tear off illegal commercial sex ads

Activists tear off illegal commercial sex ads

The Russian PROMISE team is  focusing on the engagement and activism of marginalized young people within the current social and political context. The research team, based in the Centre for Youth Studies at the National Research University High School of Economics (NRU HSE) in St. Petersburg have been busy working on three case studies:

Case study 1: New pro-citizen activities of young Petersburgers’ for ‘public morals and order’

Case study 2: Feminist and LGBTQ+ youth activism in St. Petersburg

Case study 3: HIV activism in St. Petersburg and Kazan/Tatarstan

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PROMISE Finnish case studies: Young motherhood and young people’s urban belongings

Creative urban belongings and circusAs part of PROMISEFinnish Youth Research Society conducted two independent case studies that focused on young mothers in multicultural Finland and young people’s spatial occupations and belongings in the media city.

This is the first newsfeed in a series detailing case studies in our partner countries. Keep an eye out here for updates from Russia, Slovakia, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy, Estonia, Croatia and the UK.

Below is a brief overview about the Finnish case studies. 

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PROMISE is funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Grant Agreement no. 693221.


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