The MIMY research project puts young people at the centre and recognises their power to create knowledge and affect change. We work with young people to promote their leadership, build skills, give recognition to their time and ensure they receive feedback on the research at every step along the way. MIMY in the UK aims to improve the situation of young people in South Yorkshire, namely Sheffield and Barnsley.
What is youth-centred peer research?
The young peer researchers in the University of Sheffield MIMY team have articulated a vision of peer research as being an inclusive process for creating research based on people’s lived experiences. Through this, the hope is to share the knowledge of those who have experiences of migration and integration, and to make their voices heard. This is research done by the community, for the community, and we hope that this will lead to more ethical research that does not exploit, and instead promotes equality.
Read more about what peer research means in MIMY on our EU website.