Research Programme

Education as Welfare
Enhancing opportunities for socially vulnerable youth


A considerable number of young persons is increasingly exposed to social disqualification and even disaffiliation. Education is regarded as a primary means to tackle this development. The Marie Curie ITN "Education as Welfare - Enhancing opportunities for socially vulnerable youth in Europe" (EduWel) aims to consolidate research on education and welfare and evaluate its capacity to tackle the multiple challenges and pressures a large proportion of young people in Europe faces in transition from school to working life.

The scientific objective of the research and training programme is to identify factors with which to extend young people's opportunities and capabilities in work, autonomy and participation - the central dimensions of welfare using the theoretical framework of the Capability Approach (Sen, Nussbaum).

EduWel will deliver interdisciplinary knowledge that will close the capability gap by extending socially vulnerable young peoples opportunities and abilities to live a life they have reason to value and to help them fully participate in society.

EduWel will build a network of international excellent early stage researchers (ESRs) and experienced senior researchers devoted to analysis of existing datasets and the collection of comparative data and complementary qualitative research on socially vulnerable young people in the following Working Groups:


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