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Centre for Youth Studies

Director – Elena L. Omelchenko


Sedova str., 55 building 2

tel:  (812) 644-59-11
Extension number: 61317




Youth in Putin's Russia

Omelchenko E. L.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

Book chapter
Russian Youth in the Labour Market: Work Attitudes, Career Paths and Regional Disparities

Krupets Y., Sablina A., Vyhovska H.

In bk.: Youth in Putin's Russia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. Ch. 9. P. 301-338.

Working paper
Cultural employment in Russia and Europe: a comparative analysis

Полякова Е. Ю., Kuleva M.

CGES Working Papers. WP 2014-04. Centre for German and European Studies Bielefeld / St. Petersburg, 2018

Centre for Youth Studies is a research center aimed at large scale international projects concerning youth. It represents a fundamentally new academic space, where experienced researchers as well as students from different universities and different countries are invited for creative collaboration.


The project " The choice of life strategies by talented young people and their role in enhancing the competitiveness of Russian regions as a response to global challenges of the "brain drain" is supported within the 2021 call for proposals for grants from the Russian Science Foundation "Conducting basic research and exploratory scientific research by individual scientific groups". Congratulations!
April 01, 2021
The project " Anti-crisis Potential of Youth Policies in Russia and Europe in the Era of Global Risks: National Imaginary, Patriotism and Social Engagement" is almost over. In the course of the project, researchers conducted a comparative analysis of youth policies achieving anti-crisis solutions in Germany, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, and Russia. The results of the study were presented at seminars, conferences, and roundtables dedicated to youth and youth policy.
March 12, 2021
In frame of the seminar Dr. Marta Fanasca, new international research fellow of the Centre for Youth Studies, will present her research.
December 17, 2020
On November 10 an online meeting "Youth and youth policy: conceptualization in the new realm" took place. It was attended by researchers of youth policy, heads of youth centers, representatives of youth non-profit organizations, as well as officials of executive authorities. The main agenda of the meeting was a discussion of the federal law draft on youth policy.
November 13, 2020
On October 14 another seminar on the project took place. Our colleagues, who are studying the anti-crisis potential of youth policies in Russia and Europe, performed first steps in their analysis and also provided the first interviews with experts from European countries and regions of Russia. The purpose of the seminar was to talk over the first ideas and findings in the course of analysis of youth policy in Great Britain. So here we are delivering to you the major topics our colleagues are currently working on.
October 25, 2020
The Russian Foundation for Basic Research supported the CYS application to conduct a study on anti-crisis youth policies in Russia and Europe
July 20, 2020
As part of the initial project, the Center is focusing on studying new formats of craft trainings. Researchers interview young craftsmen from Saint-Petersburg and their students who participate in various master classes, courses and schools. Sociologists are already interviewing potters and ceramists, tanners, jewelers, woodworkers and their students, visitors to candle-making courses and many others.
May 06, 2020
Specialists of the HSE Centre for Youth Studies met with colleagues from the University of Georgia to discuss prospects for collaboration. They discussed the possibilities for development of academic exchange, summer schools, internships and a ‘Social Analysis of Youth’ track in the Master’s programme ‘Modern Social Analysis’.
April 17, 2019
The research project «Digital Youth and Media City», supported by the Kone Foundation, has been recently presented the digital book «Youth in the Media City – Belonging and Control on the Move». The presentation took place in Helsinki, 26 January.
February 05, 2019
On October 15, at the Center for Youth Studies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics there will be a seminar "SocUP" by Marko Vuoriheimo, a deaf rapper, a special representative on disability issues and an entrepreneur

October 10, 2018
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