Our paper aims to provide a short guide on how community psychologists can contribute to the improvement of rural young people's prospects. After briefly introducing the demographic trends of these young people in continental Europe for the past decade, we list the current challenges faced by rural European young generations, as well as the opportunities emerging for them from the twin transition that can inspire the community psychology field. We then contextualize community psychologists' interventions in this domain according to an ecological-systemic standpoint and by embracing a Participatory Action Research (PAR) per spective on research and practice. We further detail the reasons for adopting a PAR approach in research and prac tice to address rural young people's challenges and opportu nities. Finally, we highlight four potential intermediation missions to uphold community psychologists' rural youth development input, based on the adopted theoretical and methodological standpoint. We conclude that our short guide can facilitate community psychology professionals' complete understanding of rural young generations' pros pects, in line with the expected increase in the need for rural young people's participation. Our proposal may also have long-term benefits for rural communities by contribut ing to the redesigning of intergenerational relationships and securing critical mass.

Simoes, F., Fernandes-Jesus, M., Marta, E., Albanesi, C., Carr, N., The increasing relevance of European rural young people in policy agendas: Contributions from community psychology, <<JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY>>, 2022; 33 (3): 3-13. [doi:10.1002/casp.2640] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/229807]

The increasing relevance of European rural young people in policy agendas: Contributions from community psychology

Marta, Elena;
2022

Abstract

Our paper aims to provide a short guide on how community psychologists can contribute to the improvement of rural young people's prospects. After briefly introducing the demographic trends of these young people in continental Europe for the past decade, we list the current challenges faced by rural European young generations, as well as the opportunities emerging for them from the twin transition that can inspire the community psychology field. We then contextualize community psychologists' interventions in this domain according to an ecological-systemic standpoint and by embracing a Participatory Action Research (PAR) per spective on research and practice. We further detail the reasons for adopting a PAR approach in research and prac tice to address rural young people's challenges and opportu nities. Finally, we highlight four potential intermediation missions to uphold community psychologists' rural youth development input, based on the adopted theoretical and methodological standpoint. We conclude that our short guide can facilitate community psychology professionals' complete understanding of rural young generations' pros pects, in line with the expected increase in the need for rural young people's participation. Our proposal may also have long-term benefits for rural communities by contribut ing to the redesigning of intergenerational relationships and securing critical mass.
2022
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Simoes, F., Fernandes-Jesus, M., Marta, E., Albanesi, C., Carr, N., The increasing relevance of European rural young people in policy agendas: Contributions from community psychology, <<JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY>>, 2022; 33 (3): 3-13. [doi:10.1002/casp.2640] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/229807]
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