RETRY will addresses specific questions vis-à-vis the impact of welfare policies, community strategies, and personal tieson the transitions of young people striving to overcome structural inequalities and to navigate towards their desirable futures in a changing and unstable environment:
How are European welfare regimes navigated, and what does youth mobility reveal about their inability or unwillingness to provide social protection and social mobility?
Migration may represent an alternative path to achieve social mobility, but it can also be associated with impediments to access social rights. RETRY aims to understand how European welfare systems ensure social rights to their mobile citizens and under what conditions is it possible to talk about a 'spatiality of rights'.
Which alternative strategies are implemented to cope with social insecurity in a context of mobility?
In order to negotiate the obstacles posed by insecurity, young people mobilise alternative sources of social protection. RETRY tackle the question of what kinds of transnational fields are created by individual and collective social protection arrangements, and enquires into their transformative potential.
How, and under what conditions, do underprivileged youths growing up in migrancy use their mobility capital to set in motion upward social mobility careers?
The issue of whether spatial mobility constitutes an asset or not for young people remains unexplored. RETRY addresses this gap by looking at the role of the social capital available in the transnational space in shaping and achieving upward social mobility.