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This page is dedicated to different resources developed in our research projects that are available to public use.


Rural NEET Youth Network: Modelling the risks underlying rural NEETs social exclusion

One of the goals of the Rural NEETs Youth Network (COST Action 18213) was the creation of an online observatory that will serve as an open-access synthesizer to store and share three sources of information (research data, methodological tools, and best-practices) concerning rural NEETs. The main objective is that this observatory will be able to last after the 4 years action grant period and be a reference for all the researching about the topic.


Public employment services tracking effectiveness in supporting rural NEETs

The aim of Track-IN was to broaden knowledge of the effects of employment initiatives targeting rural NEETs, by creating a cross-country model of how policies influence Public Employment Services (PES) tracking deliverance. On its website, the project provides different resources about its results and their implications for public policies.


Intergroup factors and bystanders’ helping behaviors on bias-based cyberbullying incidents

TURN_ON HELP aimed to understand cyberbullying towards different minority groups, namely LGBTI+ and Black youth, and examining what can influence bystanders’ behaviors when they witness bias-based cyberbullying episodes. The results of an online survey and their implications are shared on the project’s final report.


Climate Futures and Just Transformations: Young People's Narratives and Political Imaginaries

JUSTFUTURES mapped existing collective action groups, analyzing narratives and media(ted) discourses of climate futures, and examining, through extensive field work, young people’s imaginaries of climate futures. The project’s website provides access to this mapping of climate movements in Portugal.


Intersections of right-wing populism and (un)just rural energy transitions in Portugal as communicative and socio-spatial practices

This exploratory project aimed to analyze the relationship between the way in which the energy transition to renewable energies is being carried out in rural territories in Portugal and its impact on the support of affected communities to far-right populist rhetoric. A policy brief with implications and recommendations for the Media and Policy makers is available on our website, as well as recording of the project’s final debate.


Human-Centric Energy Districts: Smart Value Generation by Building Efficiency and Energy Justice for Sustainable Living

Smart-BEEjS aimed to train PhD researchers to design transformational pathways that tackle Energy Poverty and Justice, providing evidence and using the decentralized nature of ‘Positive Energy Districts’ and ‘Networks of Districts’ as the central platform of transformation whilst recognizing the economic, social, and environmental challenges faced. The deliverables developed in the project are evidence-based materials that can be useful to map factors influencing Energy Justice.

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