In 2019, KYTKE was chosen from over 140 proposals as one of three projects included in the European Social Inclusion Initiative. The initiative was launched by a very esteemed global research centre The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). The research group that studies the activities and impacts of the KYTKE project consists of researchers from Harvard and Aalto Universities. The research is meant to find practices that are effective in increasing inclusion and thus help governments and other operators that work with these issues of great societal significance.
Study on the KYTKE project
Before the research project phase, the impacts of the KYTKE operations were also studied by the Centre for Educational Assessment in the University of Helsinki. They studied the KYTKE project during the year 2015. The study focused on the school workshops but also dealt with other areas. The entire report can be found here.
National online survey
In 2013, KYTKE cooperated with Fountain Park Oy and the Finnish National Agency for Education and carried out the first national online survey about young people’s attitudes towards tolerance and cultural diversity. The first survey was filled by approximately 10,000 young people from all over Finland. The Finnish National Agency for Education commissioned Fountain Park Oy to conduct the survey again in 2017, and this time, about 16,000 people participated in it. The results can be found in Finnish by clicking the links below.
For several years, the KYTKE project has gathered valuable information from the target groups using means such as feedback forms. The forms were designed to measure the impacts and the quality of the activities and to provide information about attitudes and thoughts of the participants. In addition to target groups, information has also been gathered regularly from the employees and workshop leaders. This information has been used to develop our activities and to guarantee their high quality.