The Department of Psychology, partner in the international project INSIDE, financed through ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnerships
The Department of Psychology is a partner in an ERASMUS+ consortium from five European universities and partners from the NGO sector, in the project INSIDE (Innovative Curriculum for Strong Identities in Diverse Europe). The project aims at developing new scientific evidence and tools on the topic of youth identity.
Current-day Europe presents numerous challenges to youth identity development, which may particularly hinder the development of youth with a /from vulnerable backgrounds. Persistent socio-economic inequalities, socio-cultural fragmentation and general lack of tolerance in European societies contribute to experiences of stigmatization and exclusion based on core aspects of youth identities, such as ethnicity, religion, social class, gender, sexual orientation or ability. The current geopolitical situation, with high levels of refugees and international migration to and within Europe, is creating a context in which challenges for identity-related youth transitions become even more salient.
In response to these challenges, the partnership INSIDE will generate new research/scientific knowledge and develop innovative education tools for up-to-date university and non-formal teaching on youth identity. In particular, the project will deliver: 1) a course curriculum for an intensive program on youth identity development, 2) a compendium of articles on identity-related research and applied work with youth, and 3) an open educational resource on support to youth facing identity-related challenges.
The project is implemented by Mykolas Romeris University (coordinator, Lithuania) in partnership with University of Bologna (Italy), Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania), University of Bordeaux (France), Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw (Poland) and Tolerant Youth Association (Lithuania). The project is funded by the Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership.