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2018-12-27 00:00:01

Output of Erasmus+ INSIDE Project: Univ Course on Youth Identity

siuolaikine-jaunimo-tapatumo-samprata-ir-tyrimai-5748 Researchers from 6 European universities, working on the international Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Project: Innovative Curriculum for Strong Identities in Diverse Europe (INSIDE), have developed study materials for a university course on youth identity development, said Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) Psychology Institute Prof. Saulė Raižienė.

The university-level course, prepared during 2016-2018, is one of several materials prepared as part of the INSIDE Project.

The first one, SIDE curriculum, presents study materials and resources for a university course on youth identity development. The Strong Identities in Diverse Europe (SIDE) curriculum was developed by youth researchers from partner universities and tested in a course with an international group of students from five European universities. This curriculum is now publicly available for use.

The curriculum is oriented towards 6 ECTS (168 hours) course, but can be adapted by interested universities and other institutions to suit the needs of their students and teachers. You can access SIDE curriculum here

The second output of the INSIDE project includes two compendiums of scholarly papers on youth identity development in Europe, which were published in two leading peer-reviewed journals. One of them is in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2018, 47/4), where a special section, “Developing identities: Individual and Social Resources” has been prepared under the project. The other compendium is integrated in a recent issue of the European Psychologist (2018, 23/4), with two reviews on different aspects of youth identity development prepared under the project. The papers can be accessed through the project website:  

The final and third output, I-TOOLS, aims to make the latest research findings on youth identity easily accessible to broad audiences, including educators, policy makers, and youth organizations. The online resource I-TOOLS was prepared with popular videos, interviews with scholars, as well as other resources for those interested in youth identity development. You can access I-TOOLS here:

All three resources developed during the INSIDE project are closely inter-related in terms of topics covered and perspectives on youth identity. They are open for public use through the official website of the project: To find out more about the INSIDE project visit the website.  

INSIDE partners include: University of Bologna (Italy); University of Bordeaux (France); Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw (Poland); Babes-Bolyai University (Romania); Kaunas University of Technology (associated partner; Lithuania), Mykolas Romeris University (coordinator, Lithuania). and the Tolerant Youth Association (Lithuania).