The centre utilises a partnership model aimed to promote research carried out in close cooperation with external actors. In each joint project, the researcher and the external partner formulate the central research question together to ensure mutually beneficial outcomes. It is important that the research questions be formulated in a way that makes them both of high scientific interest and of strong interest to the respective project partner.
In addition to publication in academic journals or other outlets, which the University requires, projects must be reported to the external partner. Since it must be easy for the partner to access the research results and implement them in practice, the researcher(s) involved and the external partner must agree on how the project outcome should be reported. The model is designed so that each project corresponds to 30% of a full-time position.
The model also includes a support function where the centre director meets with the researchers involved in projects on several occasions to discuss and provide support in the research process.
Besides the research conducted within the framework of the partnership model, the centre for child and youth studies collaborates with external actors for example by funding doctoral studentships. Together with the Närhälsan community health services in Gothenburg and Campus Västervik in Västervik, two doctoral studentships funded in equal parts by the University and the respective partner were established in autumn 2016.
Many collaborative research projects are focused around early intervention for children, adolescents and their families aimed to promote psychological health as well as inclusion of children and youth and thus social sustainability in the long term. Two new outreach projects have been launched in 2016: one in the municipality of Lysekil and one involving seven municipalities in the Fyrbodal region.
Young people with risky use of alcohol and drugs
Young adults living in rural areas
Fyrbodal Local Federation
Welfare technology for increased well-being and empowerment
Ledarskap i klassrummet
Lärarens ledarskap i och utanför klassrummet
Barns, ungas och föräldrars upplevelse av ett samlat stöd i ett familjehus
Out-reach workers experienced opportunities in social work with young people.
Lysekil Municipality, Department of Education
Trygg hela dagen
Du äger ditt liv
Orust Municipality and Dals-Ed Municipality
HittaDrivet: studiemotivation och genusmönster i grundskolan
Undervisning och kommunikation i träningsskolan
Svenska som andra språk i förskolan
Vänersborg kommun och Trollhättan kommun
Kartläggning av nyanlända elevers mottagande och utbildningssituation, samt deras övergångar i skolsystemet (KAN-projektet)
Health care for youths in Åmål
Young and unemployed in Västervik
Children’s Transitions from Preschool to School
Trollhättan City and Västra Götaland County
Agency, gender and intercultural encounters of children and young people: A case study of a football club
The significance of early interventions in preschool
Västra Götaland County
Barnrättsarbete genom ombud