Youth Research Platform

  • Elchardus, Mark (Administrative Promotor)
  • Vanhoutte, Bram, (Collaborator)
  • Rombauts, Cindy, (Collaborator)
  • Sanctobin, Sven (Collaborator)
  • Burssens, Dieter (Collaborator)
  • Vettenburg, Nicole (Scientific Promotor)
  • Walgrave, Lode (Scientific Promotor)
  • Huysmans, Hendrikje (Collaborator)
  • Rutgeerts, Ellen (Collaborator)
  • Sinnave, Ilse (Collaborator)

Project Details


The Youth Research Platform (JOP) is an interdisciplinary cooperation between 3 research groups, initiated by the Flemish government to stimulate systematical and interdisciplinary attention for youth research.

The participating research groups are the Department of Social Welfare Studies (Universiteit Gent), Research group 'Tempus Omnia Revelat' (Department of sociology - Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and the Research Group on Youth Criminology (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven).

The youth research platform has three central tasks: 1) to create an inventory of existing youth research; 2) to analyse and synthesise existing youth research; 3) to develop a survey, which will recurrently monitor the life-conditions and activities of young people. Later on, new research projects can be set up.
Effective start/end date1/04/0331/12/06

Flemish discipline codes

  • Sociology and anthropology


  • Youth Sociology
  • labour market entrants
  • youth culture
  • social inequality
  • citizenship
  • school leavers
  • youth
  • education
  • health
  • socialisation
  • Education
  • generations
  • youth sociology
  • Youth Culture
  • Youth
  • culture