Conditions, opportunities and challenges of the political participation of adolescents and young adults with a migration background (July 2023 – April 2025)

The objective of this research project is to make available new and nuanced data on the political participation of young people with an own/familial migration or refugee background and, more specifically, to shed light on the conditions, challenges and opportunities of their political participation. In a first step, items in the 2024 SVR Integration Barometer will be evaluated. The representative sample of people with a migration background will be used to gain insights into the extent of their political participation, the conditions and opportunities of that participation and the obstacles to participation. Second, guided, qualitative interviews will be conducted and analysed to identify the conditions under which political participation can succeed as well as to pinpoint the barriers to access and participation that young people with a migration background are up against. A third objective is to produce recommendations for action for politics, educational stakeholders and civil society.

The research project is part of the “YoungUp!” project, which is sponsored by the Federal Council of Migration and Integration (BZI) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration and Commissioner for Anti-Racism.

Publication of a study with project results is planned for February 2025.

Dr. Nora Storz
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Tel. 030.2888659 – 26
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