Introduction in English

Welcome to this website for the Nordic Research Network on Youth Issues. We are a network of Nordic researchers from several academic disciplines who share the interest and enthusiasm for developing relevant and useful knowledge on young people’s everydaylife, their sense of belonging, and their experiences of social marginalisation.

Established in 2013, the network today consists of approx. 40 researchers from 20 universities, university colleges and research institutes, mainly from the three Scandinavian countries. Our ambition is to be a network with participants from all the five Nordic countries as well as the three self-governed areas.

The common interest in the network is research on young people’s everyday life, and the situation for young people in vulnerable positions and in difficult transitional phases in their way from youth to adult life. A main objective is to develop syntheses from our research, in order to strengthen the research-based knowledge on young people’s situation from a qualitative research tradition.

The network members meet twice a year for a two-day working seminar. Work languages are Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.

For the time being, we are finishing a Nordic anthology on the situation for young people, who – for different reasons – are in risk of in marginalization. The book will be in print during 2016. A common and comparative research program is in progress.