Civil Society and Employability in Superdiverse Areas in Sweden and theUK: the comparative context and emerging findings. POSTPONED

1150 Muirhead Tower
Social Sciences
Tuesday 26th November 2019 (14:00-15:30)
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The research project – LOCALiTIES - investigates the mechanisms and the conditions under which civil society initiatives support employability in superdiverse neighbourhoods in Sweden and the UK. Central mechanisms refer to different modes of organisation, and conditions to national and local socio-economic contexts.

We are in the process of exploring ways in which civil society plays out locally as a result of the different emphasis placed upon its role in Sweden and the UK. The comparative focus on formal as well as informal initiatives in Sweden and the UK will help capture how different types of CSOs support employability and how their modes of operation are shaped by national frameworks and local contexts. This presentation will explore considerations and challenges for the comparative mixed methods design and the emerging findings of the initial mapping of civil society activity in Birmingham and Gothenburg.  

LOCALiTIES is funded by FORTE, the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare 2019 - 2022. The team consist of Gabriella Elgenius (project lead), Jenny Phillimore, Juta Kawalerowicz and Magda Borkowska.