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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 Portuguese Case Studies: Stigma and Innovation

Porto case study 1; workshop with young peopleThe Portuguese PROMISE case studies explored experiences of stigmatisation and conflict faced by young people living in Portugal and how they respond to these stigmatisations in socially innovative ways. Data for these two case studies were collected by the PROMISE team based at the Research Centre for Human Development of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (CEDH-UCP) in Porto between January and November 2017.

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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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