Forms of participation of youth with migrant origin in associations in Portugal
Keywords:civic participation, associations, youth, immigrant
The civic participation of young people with immigrant background is an area of study that needs academic attention in Portugal. This article aims to analyze the various forms of involvement and participation of young people of African descent and with Ukrainian and Romanian backgrounds, in immigrant associations in Portugal. The empirical work focused on a set of nine immigrant associations. Through a multiple case study, we carried out semi-structured interviews with coordinators and young people aged between 15 and 24 years who participate in these contexts. The results of this article indicate that immigrant associations are experienced as contexts of socialization, leisure, participation, education and expression of cultural belongings.
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