YTT’s Research Team is made up of renowned experts in their ﬁeld, child-development psychologists, educational scientists, professors, pedagogists, GBV specialists and researchers from several Universities and Academic Institutions. It is led by the Educational Department of Roma Tre University and supported by the Division of Arts and Media at the University of the West of Scotland.
Our programs have been researched in cooperation with dozens of local organisations and collaborating with thousands of marginalised populations, from 60+ nationalities, spanning ages 3 to 70, across nine countries and over forty sites.
Here is a selection of the principal locations:
France: La Cimade Refugee Centre, Massy. Stalingrad Street Refugee Camp, Paris. Cimade Béziers Refugee Shelter, Béziers. St. Denis Street Refugee Camp, Paris. Humanitarian Centre for Migrants, Paris. Petit Forêt Refugee Camp, Calais. Centre
Secours Catholique, Calais. Old Lidl Refugee Camp, Calais.
Greece: City Plaza Hotel Refugee Squat, Athens. Notara 26 Refugee Squat, Athens. Skaramagas Refugee Camp, Athens. Estia Refugee Shelter, Athens. Irida Refugee Shelter Athens. Samos Refugee Camp, Samos Island. Kara Tepe Refugee Camp, Lesbos Island. High-School Refugee Squat, Athens. Society For The Care of Minors, Center for Unaccompanied Minors, Athens.
Italy: Moi Refugee Squat, Turin. CAS Fiuggi Refugee Centre, Fiuggi.
Serbia: Adasevci Refugee Camp, Vojvodina. PIN Refugee Centre, Belgrade. Principovac Refugee Camp, Sid. Obrenovac Refugee Camp, Belgrade.
England: Shefﬁeld Refugee Centre, Shefﬁeld.
Romania: Bucharest Centre.
Portugal: CPR: Bobadela Center for Refugees, Lisbon.
Morocco: CCSM Ofﬁces, Rabat.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: AidBrigade Community Centre, Sarajevo and Ušivak Refugee Camp, Ušivak
Some of the locations where we have worked
(Part of the research in these sites was funded by Fondation Engie)
Evaluations & Tests in Public Schools:
The effectiveness of our Gender-Equality Education and GBV Prevention programs has been meticulously scrutinised through scientiﬁc evaluations conducted within the controlled environments of Public Schools. These assessments employ a rigorous combination of quantitative and qualitative evaluation processes, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the programs' impact.
Italy: Over 600 schoolchildren across dozens of public schools participated in our program, alongside students from Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Chad, Tunisia, and Egypt through the PRIMED project. We also trained over 600 pre-service teachers. Our main program evaluation was led by Dr. Paola Perucchini, Dr. Fridanna Maricchiolo, Maria Gaetana Catalano (Roma Tre University), Dr. Giordana Szpuner, Dr. Guido Benvenuto, Sara Gabrielli (Sapienza University) involving 77 school-children divided into experimental and controlled groups. We investigated the reduction of explicit and implicit inter-ethnic prejudice and gender inequality. Prejudices were assessed through standardised tests, revealing a signiﬁcant reduction in both explicit and implicit prejudice within the experimental group. This groundbreaking research underscores that YTT’s Gender-Equality Education and GBV Prevention program effectively tackles prejudice, inequality, and discrimination
YTT Research Elements Results
Bosnia & Herzegovina: The YTT Peace-Building Program was meticulously crafted by YTT's theatre expert, Dr. Henry Bell from the University of the West of Scotland. This specialised program was tailored for local partner, the War Childhood Museum. Trained educational specialists and facilitators now orchestrate this transformative initiative across numerous primary and secondary schools composing of the three principal constituent groups: Bosniaks, Croats, and Serbs. The program is strategically designed to foster peaceful coexistence by nurturing constructive personal and group relationships that transcend the boundaries of ethnicity, religion, class, and nationality.
U.K: We embarked on an innovative journey by introducing a theatre-centric rendition of our Gender-Equality Education and GBV Prevention program. This variant was meticulously tested on a cohort of over 250 adolescents from multiple schools, creating an immersive and engaging educational experience. Moreover, our collaborative efforts extended globally as we joined forces with the Madhya Pradesh police force from India. This partnership led us to collaborate with esteemed academic institutions like Shefﬁeld Hallam University and Bournemouth University. Through these alliances, we fortiﬁed our commitment to fostering understanding, empathy, and knowledge in the realms of gender equality and the prevention of gender-based violence
Published Research, Studies and Awards:
Journal of Social Psychology of Education. The efficacy of a multi-faceted school-based program, click on the link to access: https://doi.org/10.1007/ s11218-022-09688-5 or download here: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/ 10.1007/s11218-022-09688-5.pdf.
Education Sciences & Society Journal, click on the link to access: http://ojs.francoangeli.it/_ojs/index.php/ess/article/view/9476/632
Q Times Journal of Education, Technology and Social Studies, click on link to access: Promoting inclusion through “Distance contact;" the Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow project during health emergency
Connecting through Educational Technology, The European Distance and E-Learning Network 2019. “Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow: An e-learning program on migration”, page 169 - 173.
RIDE Research in Drama Education Journal, click on link to access: Image Theatre: “Transforming Perspectives Through Embodied Responses to Refugee Drawings in Yesterday Today Tomorrow (Traceability is Credibility) at the 2017 Venice Biennale.” Ride Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 2018, 23 (2), 294-315.
YTT in collaboration with the Performance for Stage & Screen Department, was awarded First Place in the category of Shaping Futures at Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Development and Society Team Awards