Following a successful Final Conference held in December 2015 at Aston University, Birmingham in collaboration with Citispyce partner, Birmingham City Council, CITISPYCE has now concluded its research programme. Its key reports on social inequalities and social innovation of and for young people against these inequalities in Europe post-2008 and recommendations for future policies and practice are availble for downloading from this site. Although the main research work has been completed, we shall continue to provide updates on our follow-up activities.
Running through this project has been a commitment to direct engagement with disadvantaged young people in deprived neighbourhoods across Europe and CITISPYCE partners have built what we hope will be lasting relationships with some remarkable individuals. Not only have we been able to gain a deeper understanding of their lived experiences of inequalities but we have been privileged to hear positive stories on how they are trying - and in a number of cases are able - to overcome them. We share examples of what we consider to be the most innovative practices by and for young people through the Case Studies which can be found on the Work packages page of the website and will be featuring individual social innovations in a series of ebulletins over the coming months.