Durham University

Department of Geography

News Archive

European Commission Grant Success

(14 August 2012)

Laique Pride

Protesting sectarianism in Beirut, May 2011.
Source: Lynn Staeheli

Working with both Alex Jeffrey from Cambridge University and Dan Hammett from Sheffield University, YouCitizen will examine the meaning and experience of citizenship for youth in countries that have been divided by conflict and violence. The project will explore networks of organisations promoting citizenship, and their influence on young people aged 15 - 24 in South Africa, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Lebanon, The goals and activities of these organisations will be examined the project will look at understanding the ways in which youth’s experiences and understanding of citizenship are influenced by these organisations and relate back to their daily life.