NEW ABC Science Shop

Welcome to the NEW ABC Science Shop

This Science Shop has been created as part of the NEW ABC (Networking the Educational World: Across Boundaries for Community-building) H2020 research project financed under H2020 (with grant no. 101004640) –

We support researchers, citizens and societal organizations in generating new knowledge together. Our purpose is to help you better understand or find answers and solutions to concerns related to the inclusion of migrant and vulnerable children and youth in education.

If you want to submit a research question, please fill out this form or e-mail us with the description of the issue you are concerned with and we’ll be in touch.

Contacts for all partner countries


Rachele Antonini
Università di Bologna

Sociolinguistics, interpreting and translation studies, co-creation, participatory action research, child language brokering

Nicola Nasi
Università di Bologna

Language teaching and learning
Intercultural communication
Children and Youth
Social interaction

Chiara Bucaria
Università di Bologna

Audiovisual translation, non-professional translation, humour studies, and television studies

Greta Zanoni
Università di Bologna

Language teaching and learning, teachers training in a plurilingual environment

Ira Torresi
Università di Bologna

Interpreting and translation studies, Child language brokering, Visual semiotics across cultures

Silvia Sordella
Università di Torino

Plurilingualism, second language acquisition, teachers training in a plurilingual environment


Paolo Della Putta
Università di Torino

Plurilingualism, second language acquisition, teachers training in a plurilingual environment

Cecilia Andorno
Università di Torino

Plurilingualism, second language acquisition, teachers training in a plurilingual environment

Gerardo Mazzaferro
Università di Torino

Department of Foreign Languages and Literature and Modern Cultures


Guida de Abreu
Oxford Brookes Univ.

Cultural-Developmental Psychology
Learning and identity development in socio-cultural contexts
Immigrant Young People in schools
Qualitative and participatory methods

Sarah Crafter
The Open University

Transitions to adulthood
Young people’s and family migration experiences
Qualitative and participatory methodological approaches

Nelli Stavropoulou
The Open University

Forced displacement and resettlement journeys,
Biographical narrative methods,
Participatory arts-based methods and storytelling


Isabel R. Pinto
Universidade do Porto

Social Psychology, misbehaviour and social control in groups, the impact of inclusive policies, extremisms and populism

Cátia de Carvalho
Universidade do Porto

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, Misinformation, Refugees and Migration


Marta Arumi
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Interpreting studies, conference interpreting, public service interpreting

Gema Rubio
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Discourse analysis, interculturality and social inclusion

Mireia Vargas
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

translation and interpreting studies, Chinese studies

Manex Urruzola

Communication and Dissemination, Scientific culture, STEAM Education


Stefania Savva
Synthesis Center for Research & Education

digital cultural heritage, design-based research,
co-creation, participatory action research


Jakub Kościółek, PhD
Jagiellonian University

cultural studies, African cultures and societies, studies on children and education, intercultural policies

Adam Bulandra, PhD
Interkulturalni PL Association

criminology, politics of inclusion and exclusion, asylum and migration law, local inclusion policies


Charlotte Menin

Visual art, photography
Cultural projects manager


Sari Pöyhönen
Jyväskylän yliopisto

Sociolinguistics of forced migration, language and identity, linguistic ethnography, creative inquiry in applied linguistics

Katarzyna Kärkkäinen
Jyväskylän yliopisto

Learning processes and integration, learning and teaching in multilingual and multicultural settings, role of education in integration, intercultural education, teacher professional development


Farzana Islam
Active Citizen Europe

Youth inclusion and integration, Stakeholder engagement, social risk management and development

How does it work?

What is it about?

The NEW ABC Science Shop carries out research projects focussing on the inclusion of migrant and vulnerable children and youth in formal, informal and non-formal education across the whole range of science and research fields represented by the project partners.

The field of the research to be undertaken depends on the expertise and areas of specialization of the members of the Science Shop and those undertaking the projects.

The co-construction of knowledge allows organizations and people to access research results and data that would otherwise not be available to them.

Who can participate?

The NEW ABC Science Shop works closely with civil society organizations (CSOs and NGOs), citizens, students, schools, academic researchers, local governments and administrators, national institutions and others.

How does it work?

The NEW ABC Science Shop offers free research and scientific support to non-profit organisations in the form of research conducted by researchers and students in close collaboration with the community:

  • The Department of Interpreting and Translation, and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Bologna
  • The Department of Humanities of the University of Turin
  • The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Open University
  • The Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development of Oxford Brookes University
  • The Department of Language and Communication Studies of the  of the University of Jyväskylä
  • Synthesis, Center for Research and Education Ltd
  • Interkulturalni PL Association
  • Combo
  • The Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto
  • União de Refugiados em Portugal
  • Active Citizen Europe
  • The Department of Translation and Interpreting and East Asian Studies of the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Elhuyar Fundazioa

Selected projects and research work are offered pro bono, i.e. with no cost for CSOs, NGOs, and private citizens. The number of requests that will be accepted depends on the time and effort that partner organizations can allocate to the activities of the Science Shop.

Civil society organizations and members can contact the NEW ABC Science Shop to express their interest in initiating co-participated research aimed at exploring specific issues or finding solutions to specific societal problems.

The NEW ABC Science Shop will then translate these requests into well-defined research questions. The research project will be supervised by experienced researchers according to the competences and expertise required.

The consortium includes partners from nine different countries, who share a marked and continued interest in the education, psychological development, and social inclusion of young people with an immigrant background. The NEW ABC Science Shop draws upon the expertise of the NEW ABC project partners which include both academic and non-academic partners specialized in: art, education, gender studies, interpreting and translation studies, journalism, law, psychology (cultural-developmental and social psychology), linguistics, migration, multilingual education, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics (sociolinguistics of language and immigration), sociology.