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  • Academic Network on Global Education & Learning - ANGEL aims to bring together all those with an interest in research on global education. 
  • Activate! change drivers -  A network of more than 2000 young leaders driving change for the public good across South Africa.
  • The Carnegie Civic Research Network  -  A network of leading experts on civic activism, dedicated to examining the changing patterns of civic activism in their countries.
  • The Centre of Democracy - The Centre showcases the people and ideas that have shaped democracy in South Australia. Featuring treasures from the state’s collections and the latest in digital technology, the gallery challenges visitors to think again about people and power.
  • First News ACTive Citizenship Award Scheme for schools - The awards celebrate and acknowledge positive changes children are making in their communities. The scheme’s toolkits support, engage and empower children to become change makers, and to lead action on real issues they are concerned and passionate about. It also gives pupils the opportunity to report their projects in First News. Citizenship curriculum guidance is provided for teachers, along with ideas for developing ACTive Citizenship projects in school.
  • The Freire Project - The Freire Project is dedicated to building an international critical community which works to promote social justice in a variety of cultural contexts. 
  • Minority Women and Austerity - Research project which explores minority women's activism in the context of the on-going economic crisis and austerity measures in Scotland, England and France.
  • Parliament of South Australia for schools - All young people in South Australia are welcome to visit the Parliament of South Australia on an educational tour hosted by the local Member of Parliament who covers their school, TAFE, or other learning institution. This way, students can put a face to the concept of representative democracy. Students leave understanding how Parliament works and how they can engage with their Parliament.
  • PARTISPACE - The project Spaces and Styles of Participation (PARTISPACE) starts from the assumption that all young people do participate while not all participation is recognised as such. The study asks for the different ways in which young people participate in decisions “which concern them and, in general, the life of their communities”: How do 15-30-year-olds engage with the public in formal, non-formal and informal settings and how is this supported or inhibited by local youth policies and youth work? The following countries are involved: Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.
  • Political Studies Association - The Political Studies Association exists to develop and promote the study of politics, with an international membership including academics in political science and current affairs, theorists and practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and students in higher education. 
  • Rethinking Civil Society: History, Theory, Critique - A five-year research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Its aim is to examine the historical evolution and contemporary resonance of the idea of civil society, spanning a broad range of fields of enquiry – political theory and philosophy; intellectual, literary and art history.
  • Social and Citizenship Education Association Australia-  A professional association which aims to support, promote and improve the quality of Social and Citizenship Education in Australia.
  • Statistics Canada Report Political participation and civic engagement of youth -  Study report which provides new information on the political participation of youth aged 15 to 24 years in Canada.
  • TakingITGlobal - TakingITGlobal is one of the world's leading networks of young people learning about, engaging with, and working towards tackling global challenges.
  • The United Nations World Report on Youth Civic Engagement - Explores young people’s participation in economic, political and community life, responding to growing interest in, and an increased policy focus on, youth civic engagement in recent years among Governments, young people and researchers
  • UNESCO Operational Strategy on Youth  - The Strategy covers a period of eight years, from 2014 to 2021, and provides a framework for constructive partnerships to be developed with and between youth organizations and youth-related stakeholders. 
  • Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) Research Network - The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of the recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors. The Network believes that youth engagement in participatory politics reflects fundamental changes in political expectations, the developmental pathways that can lead to engagement, and the ways in which youth can be politically active. Through research and targeted action projects YPP is working to understand participatory politics, and support the development and implementation of best practices around youth engagement in participatory politics.


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Youth Activism and Education
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