Youth Empowerment and Innovation
YEIP was created in response to a current social need to have more effective youth policies that can enhance young people’s social inclusion and minimize the risk of radicalization with greater ‘buy-in’ from youth themselves. To this end, YEIP will construct and test an innovative policy intervention that will generate a set of actions that will help address this need at the local, national and European levels. This measure is founded upon the ‘Good Lives Model’ which assumes that we are all goal-influenced and all seek certain ‘goods’ in our lives, not ‘material’ but qualitative, all likely to increase and improve our psychological wellbeing. YEIP adopts a youth-led research which repositions young people as important decision-makers of their own lives, rather than simply being passive subjects whose lives are guided by decisions made by adult ‘others’.