Impact program

Impact Program

The Tilburg University Impact Program brings together researchers and stakeholders in complex societal issues in order to advance society with the help of knowledge and innovation.

Youth in a resilient society

The ‘JOIN’ program – ‘youngsters in a resilient society’, develops and tests new instruments that strengthen the participation of (vulnerable) youngsters in society. Tilburg University takes part in five projects within the program which is carried out by a consortium of over fifty scientific and societal partners.

The program is part of the Dutch National Research agenda and has been granted funding by NWO (the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research).

Our society is facing profound changes and shocks. What is the best possible way to deal with these?  For youngsters, the future generation, this is a crucial question. The JOIN theme program – ‘youngsters in a resilient society’ – develops and tests new instruments that strengthen the participation of (vulnerable) youngsters in society, governance and the economy, thereby making society more resilient.

Tilburg University researchers lead three projects within the program and contribute to two others:

Youngsters and the Constitutional State
All Youngsters in the Picture
Youth resilience: Self-insight and engagement
DELIBERATOR: Youngsters and new forms of democracy
Disabled youngsters, labor force participation, and inclusive organizations