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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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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 researchers speak with UN Deputy High Commissioner

On Cohesion publicationOn 12th November 2018 PROMISE team members from the UK reported their findings to the UN Deputy High Commissioner, Kate Gilmore, and two high-profile Manchester MP’s Debbie Abrahams and Tony Lloyd.

In a presentation and panel session to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights PROMISE researchers discussed issues of cohesion amongst the communities of Manchester and the stigmatisation of young people labelled as ‘risky’.


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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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