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The overall ambition of MOVE is to provide a research-informed contribution towards an improvement of the conditions of the mobility of young people in Europe and a reduction of the negative impacts of mobility through the identification of ways of good practice thus fostering sustainable development and wellbeing.

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How can the mobility of young people be ‘good’ both for socio-economic development and for individual development of young people?

The main research question of MOVE is: How can the mobility of young people be ‘good’ both for socio-economic development and for individual development of young people, and what are the factors that foster/hinder such beneficial mobility?

The project has a total grant of 2.499.910,00 €.

Main objectives

Based on an interdisciplinary and multilevel research approach the main objectives of MOVE are to:

  1. carry out a comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon of mobility of young people in the EU
  2. generate systematic data about young people’s mobility patterns in Europe based on qualitative case studies, a mobility survey and on secondary data analysis
  3. provide a quantitative integrated database on European youth mobility
  4. offer a data based theoretical framework in which mobility can be reflected

Research design

MOVE is based on a multilevel research design, including case studies on six types of mobility (higher education, voluntary work, employment, vocational training, pupil's exchange and entrepreneurship), a survey (N=6400) and secondary data analysis, taking into consideration social inequality (e.g. migration background, gender, educational inequalities, impairments). The focus will be on the regional contexts of mobility and the agency of young people.

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Partners in the project

  • Universitat Hildesheim, Germany (Alice Altissimo, Andreas Herz)
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut e.V., Germany (Tabea Schlimbach)
  • ASE, Academia De Studii Economice Din Bucuresti, Romania (Prof. Dr. Monica Roman, Dr. Iona Manafi, Prof. Dr. Dorel Mihai Paraschiv)
  • University of Miskols, Hungary (Dr. Zsuzsanna Dabasi-Halász)
  • Høgskulen i Sogn og Fjordane, Norway (MA Tuba Ardic, Assoc. Prof. Jan Skrobanek, Assoc. Prof. Roger Hestholm)
  • Ilustre Colegio Nacional de Doctores y Licenciados en Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia, Spain (Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Navarrete, Laura Díaz Chorne)
  • European Research and Project Office GmbH, Germany (Vivien Breitrück)
  • ERYICA – European Youth Information and Counselling Agency, Luxembourg (Imre Simon)

The Move team with contact information