We are starting the MOTHER 360 degree

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Youth Research Center team is expanding research activities regarding to transition to motherhood. Our project Mother 360 degree – a journey to motherhood in contemporary Poland according to experts will be focused on research interview with medical experts, supported professions and parenting blogers or influencers.

Mother 360 degree supports the our longitude research enterprise GEMTRA (http://youth.swps.pl/gemtra/?lang=en). The main goals of this project are to characterize intensive motherhood, take a look at professions of the future and the impact of a pandemic on motherhood perspective changes. More details HERE.


New project BULTRA

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We are pleased to inform you that we are starting a new project untilited  School peer violence and entering adulthood: reconstructing and evaluating the meaning of bullying in the process of transition (BULTRA)

The project aims to understand the importance of school bullying (participation in it as a victim, perpetrator or witness) on the transitional processes related to entering adulthood. We want to investigate to what extent post-bullying syndrome and broader bullying experiences affect present biographies of young people in the fields of education, the labor market, personal / family life, and mobility decisions.

We encourage you to see the details of the project!


New publication from the CEEYouth project

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We are happy to inform that in the frames of CEEYouth research project Agnieszka Trąbka and Paula Pustułka published the article entitled “Bees & butterflies: Polish migrants’ social anchoring, mobility and risks post-Brexit” analysing how young Poles in the UK are coping with Brexit. The paper has been published open access and you can download it from the homepage of the “Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies“.


We’ve got research founds for a new project!

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We are pleased to announce that as a partner in a consortium, under the leadership of the University of Luxembourg, we have been granted a prestigious research project in the European Union Programme for research and innovation – Horizon 2020, in the panel: MIGRATION-03-2019: Social and economic effects of migration in Europe and integration policies, with the project: EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions (MIMY). As the Council of Europe underlines “the youth perspective is rarely taken into account in national and international debate on migration. The needs of young migrants should be better understood and their role in European society should be acknowledged.” (COE 2017: 12).

The overall objective of MIMY is to investigate the integration processes of young migrants (aged between 18 and 29) and minors (15-17) who are third country nationals at risk and who find themselves in vulnerable conditions. The main aim of MIMY is to focus on the integration processes of young migrants and to understand their daily intercultural relations with the local population which leads to the main research question of: How to support the liquid integration processes of young migrants in vulnerable conditions in Europe to increase social and economic benefits of and for migrants?

In the project, we will apply several research methods and techniques, such as statistical secondary data analysis, qualitative analysis of legislation and integration policies, focus group interviews with young migrants and their parents, semi-structured interviews with youth, discourse analysis, biographical narratives, participatory action research, scoping study, Delphi method.

Members of the Polish team: Prof. Izabela Grabowska – Principal Investigator, Dr. Agnieszka Trąbka, Dr. Justyna Sarnowska, Dr. Paula Pustułka.


How to inspire community change? Youth Research Center researchers train young leaders of tomorrow

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Youth Research Centre researchers joined a final conference of the Third University Mission’s Youth Votes Plus programme and carried out a series of workshops with secondary school students. Youth Votes Plus programme strives to develop and enhance leadership, civic and social competencies among secondary school youth in Poland. The workshops run by Dr Justyna Sarnowska and Dr Dominika Blachnicka-Ciacek from SWPS University Youth Centre aimed at supporting students in equipping them in practical tools to inspire and execute social change on community level. Young participants learned how to assess challenges and attitudes of local community, how to undertake research on focal community issues, how to map stakeholder groups and how design inclusive strategies of change. Prof. Izabela Grabowska met with the teachers to talk about life-long learning idea.


Justyna Sarnowska distinguished for the doctoral dissertation

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We are very pleased to inform that the coordinator of the Youth Research Center, Dr. Justyna Sarnowska, was distinguished for the doctoral dissertation: Socialization role of international migration in school-to-work transition in the first edition of the Joanna Matejko competition for the best master’s thesis and doctoral thesis on the topic of international migration to and from Poland and the Polish diaspora.

Congratulations also to the other laureates of the competition: Dr. Joanna Kulpińska – winner of the main award for her doctoral dissertation, Gabriela Gałecka – winner of the main award for her master’s thesis and dr Zofia Trębacz distinguished for her doctoral dissertation and Marta Kluszczyńska distinguished for her master’s thesis.

The organizer of the competition is the Centre for Migration Research of the University of Warsaw and the Centre for Migration Research Foundation under the patronage of the Migration Research Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

dr. Justyna Sarnowska, prof. Marek Okólski

dr. Justyna Sarnowska


Youth Research Center on the IMISCOE Spring Conference: Transforming Mobility and Immobility: Brexit and Beyond

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The IMISCOE Spring Conference: Transforming Mobility and Immobility: Brexit and Beyond took place on March 28-29 2019 at Sheffield University.

During the first conference day, Dominika Winogrodzka together with Olga Czeranowska (CMR) gave a presentation on “Geographical and occupational trajectories of multiple migrants from Poland” on the session “Future mobility.” Dominika Winogrodzka has presented the preliminary results of the research project “Peer groups and migration”. Dominika Winogrodzka and Olga Czeranowska were analysing the subjective and objective dimensions of careers (including consideration education and human capital, as well as duration and number of migrations) and the motivations behind young people’s international mobility and level of their satisfaction with results of migrations. In the presentation, both were considered quantitative and qualitative aspects of Polish immigration after 1989.

During the second conference day, Professor Izabela Grabowska together with Doctor Agnieszka Trąbka gave a talk on “Youth from Central and Eastern Europe facing risks in the UK. The comparative study of Poles and Lithuanians in the context of Brexit” on the “Brexit and uncertainties” session. The methodological concept of project “CEEYouth: The comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit“ was presented. Professor Izabela Grabowska and Doctor Agnieszka Trabąka were presenting among others the research hypotheses, the mix-method methodology, the profile of participant of the quantitive part, the idea and timetable of synchronous and asynchronous encounters (24 months) and the research agenda (Presentation_Grabowska_Trabka).

Luka Klimavičiūtė (the member of CEEYouth project team) gave a speech on “Lithuanian and Polish returnees: knowledge transfer and long-term knowledge mobility” on “Returnings” session.

The programme of the event is available here.