Preventing the Social Exclusion of Young People – 3rd edition

29 November 2023

Preventing the Social Exclusion of Young People – 3rd Edition is a RUN-EU Short Advanced Programme (SAP) jointly coordinated by the Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NHL Stenden), and the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV).

Young people are among the most vulnerable in our society. One in five children live in families at risk of poverty and one-third of young adults in Europe are currently unemployed, not in education or training and therefore at risk of social exclusion.

Social services, such as social work, can provide innovative and creative approaches to build inclusive and sustainable communities for young people and minimise social and climate inequalities.

In this programme, students will be challenged to apply critical thinking to provide solutions to social problems commonly encountered in society.

Working in multidisciplinary student design teams, students will contribute to inclusive methods to improve the well-being of young people, prevent social exclusion and develop innovative solutions to address social and environmental inequalities.

This SAP is primarily designed for undergraduate students, but Masters and PhD students are also welcome to apply.

From 5 March to 24 April 2024

Face-to-face week
From 18 to 22 March at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (Dornbirn, Austria)

Mode of delivery

Language of instruction

ECTS credits

Academic recognition
To be defined by each Home Institution.
In general, most students will have the SAP certified in their Diploma Supplement, as a minimal condition.

Eligible participants
RUN-EU degree students.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this Short Advanced Programme, students will be able to:

  • identify and demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historical trends related to youth work and social exclusion
  • apply critical thinking to provide practical solutions to problem-based scenarios or social issues commonly encountered in the field
  • understand and apply inclusive methods to enhance the well-being of young people and help prevent social exclusion
  • understand the importance of climate justice for youth work and reflect on personal behaviour towards sustainability
  • practice transdisciplinary approaches to social inclusive methods
  • work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • communicate solutions for societal real problems and challenges that demand innovation and various skills.

How to apply
Fill in the application form

Deadline for applications
13 December 2023

Selection criteria
Background, motivation, representation of subject areas/fields, balanced participation of RUN-EU member institutions.
A maximum of 35 students will be selected for this programme. The selection team will also take steps towards ensuring a diverse and representative group of students.

Hosted by

HAMK, Finland
NHL Stenden, The Netherlands
FHV, Austria

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