The project officially has ended in March 2013. Some follow-ups will be posted here. The 

are still available for download.

The research project "Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe (GOETE)" has asked the young people involved in the study to express their own views on their transitions in the education system. Together with the researchers the young people have produced a variety of film formats on what education means to them. The outcome are a wealth of different approaches from video interviews to documentaries on a typical school day to a 30 minute fiction movie.

It is our pleasure to invite you to the international conference

‘Youth and Educational Disadvantage: The Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe’

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, March 21st, 2013

During the meeting the research results of the EU-funded project ‘Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe’ (GOETE) will be presented and discussed. At the centre of attention is a dialogue between research, practice and policy on the topic.

The interview was conducted by Lenart J. Kučić on July 10, 2010.

When young people in European cities start burning cars, occupying the faculties, and throwing well measured granite cubes into the Parliamentary windows, youth issue becomes an important political theme. Youth protests are frightening for adults, since they are touching their deepest parental fears and remind them that the society is less friendly than they see it themselves – it is unpredictable, uncertain, with no real prospects and no hope that someday it will be better – which is first felt precisely by young people.

How to make boring European projects interesting

Joanne McDowell, Queens University Belfast

One main part of the GOETE project aims to provide a comparative assessment of individual educational trajectories and educational practice from the perspective of students and parents through standardised questionnaires. Two questionnaires were developed and used to survey students and their parents. The student survey aimed to assess young people’s subjective accounts and experiences regarding progression through their educational trajectories to date as well as attitudes, expectations and aspirations towards continued participation in education. The parental survey was used to assess parents’ views in relation to school choice, progression, problems and support experienced in their child’s schooling as well as their expectations for their child’s future educational and employment career.


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