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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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EU Youth Strategy and the PROMISE policy briefs

Promise poster all countriesThe EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 provides Member States with a renewed frame to cooperate in the field of youth. “Youth” is a national policy area for many Member States and the EU Youth Strategy supports member states to coordinate and supplement their national policies by focusing on three key areas: Engage, Connect & Empower. These key areas resonate with the policy recommendations from PROMISE.

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Horizon 2020 PROMISE Final Conference

Final conference posterHorizon 2020 PROMISE will be holding its final conference “Young People and Social Change: Action, Reaction and Inaction” on 8-9 April 2019 at the University of Manchester.

This study was funded for a period of three years and sadly we are reaching the end of our project.

You are all invited to celebrate with us the great achievements of this major European research project.

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


Open all minds
Open all dreams
Research, question
Open all doors
Open all senses
Open all defenses, ask
What were these closed for?

Lemn Sissay, Chancellor of The University of Manchester

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