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The LEMA Project

Learning from the margins

Social inclu­sion of high­ly mar­gin­alised young peo­ple in urban settings

The ratio­nale of the LEMA project is the glob­al con­cern for the chal­lenges of mar­gin­al­ized young peo­ple. These chal­lenges are man­i­fest­ed in dif­fer­ent ways in rela­tion to edu­ca­tion, work and every­day life. In this col­lab­o­ra­tion between Den­mark (Copen­hagen), Swe­den (Malmö) and Spain (Mála­ga) these fac­tors are ana­lyzed from the expe­ri­ences of young peo­ple in that situation.

On this webapp you will find guid­ance and prac­ti­cal tips/advice, teach­ing mate­ri­als and oth­er inspi­ra­tional resources for pro­fes­sion­als, stu­dents, tar­get groups and oth­ers involved in inclu­sive par­tic­i­pa­to­ry ped­a­gogy research and prac­tice. Our aim is:

  • to enhance the pro­fes­sion­al iden­ti­ty of social edu­ca­tors by strength­en­ing their capac­i­ty to man­age young peo­ple in mar­gin­al­ized posi­tions in urban areas, and
  • to explore social inno­va­tion actions with at-risk youth.

How we work

Urban Meth­ods.   Devel­oped as a part of the urban pro­file edu­ca­tion for spe­cial and social edu­ca­tors at Copen­hagen Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege the Spaghet­ti Dia­gram is a quick and visu­al quan­ti­ta­tive method to ana­lyze human move­ment in urban spaces.

City map­ping is a qual­i­ta­tive method to explore the per­cep­tion of urban spaces.

Life­line, Upturned Par­tic­i­pa­tion and Future Work­shop are meth­ods that have devel­oped dur­ing research.

Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Social Plan­ning (PSP) is a method­olog­i­cal approach for crit­i­cal reflec­tion, strate­gic solu­tions, and cre­ative answers towards social inclu­sion of young, mar­gin­al­ized people.

Explore here how PSP is uti­lized in Den­mark, Spain and Swe­den.

About the project  The ratio­nale of the project is the glob­al con­cern for the chal­lenges of mar­gin­al­ized young peo­ple in rela­tion to edu­ca­tion, work and every­day life.

Learn more about the project, the project part­ners, and our activ­i­ties in var­i­ous urban areas in Copen­hagen, Mála­ga and Malmö.

Arti­cles and Reports.   Learn more about sim­i­lar­i­ties and dif­fer­ences between the coun­tries in regard to how mar­gin­al­iza­tion of urban youth is produced.

What insti­tu­tions / organ­i­sa­tions are key play­ers in pre­ven­tion and inter­ven­tion, and how do pro­fes­sion­als nav­i­gate the lim­i­ta­tions and pos­si­bil­i­ties of urban space?