Institutional research grant
Estonian Research Council
Promoting Youth Involvement and Social Engagement (PROMISE) is a EU funded research project which explores the experiences of young people who encounter conflicts and/or are stigmatized. The project brings together twelve collaborating centres in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, the Russian Federation, Croatia and the UK.
Young people are often at the forefront of social, cultural and political change, often driven by their energy and creativity, but also by their frustration at the challenges they face. PROMISE aims to investigate young people’s responses to these challenges, and seeks ways to transform this into positive social achievement. Through an understanding of the experiences, values and attitudes of European youth, PROMISE will get to the heart of barriers and opportunities for social engagement.
Using a mixed methods approach, this project gathers quantitative data to explore differences in youth attitudes and behaviour across Europe, as well as employing ethnographic and participatory research methods to look more closely at youth engagement and innovation. As such, PROMISE aims to engage young people across Europe providing a space for them to set the agenda, document their situations and articulate their needs.
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The main objective of the project is to develop the concept of the Baltic offshore electricity grid integrated with planned offshore wind farms which will increase connectivity of Baltic energy markets and improve offshore wind farm deployment. This objective will be achieved through a series of actions including: establishment of six expert working groups in different thematic fields, performing a high-level analysis leading up to the development of the optimal Baltic grid layout. All actions will be done in cooperation with key stakeholders including transmission system operators, investors, maritime administration, academic institutions etc. One of the key outputs of the project will be recommendations to the future Ten Year Network Development Plans and maritime spatial plans.
The project concentrates on intellectual property (mainly industrial property) in the context of Estonian economy. The research integrates theoretical and empirical parts. The dynamics of industrial property cannot be studied without empirical data (patent indicators, industry-academia cooperation patterns and strategies, etc.). In order to understand the empirical data, it has to be conceptualized within the theoretical context. The project leads to policy recommendations to enhance industryacademia cooperation and to support the transformation to the knowledge-based economy.