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November 2015

Researchers win €2.5m grant

(11 November 2015)

Academic colleagues from the School of Social Sciences (SoSS) and the School of Law have won a grant of €2.5 million from Horizon 2020. The three-year project brings together researchers from the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCCJ) and from Sociology and will begin the New Year.

The project will focus on youth inclusion and social engagement across the European Union and will consider sites (public, virtual, private) and agents (adults, institutions, peers) of conflict and stigmatisation of young people. The aim is to consider the active responses of some young people to conflict and stigma alongside opportunities for change within these sites.

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020).

The academic colleagues working on the project are:

  • Dr Jo Deakin (CCCJ)
  • Dr Claire Fox (CCCJ)
  • Jon Spencer (CCCJ)
  • Necla Acik (CCCJ)
  • Professor Hilary Pilkington (SoSS)