GENEsYs presentation by Vanessa Frangville (main coordinator) & Frederik Ponjaert (Research Fellow)

In 2016, EASt received an ARC advanced grant of €680.000 from the ULB to start its new project « GENEsYs » on East Asian Youth: Identities and Practices in Public Spaces.

East Asian societies have, over the past few decades, undergone dramatic demographic, economic, political and technological transitions. Particularly impacted by these transformations is the younger generation, whose experiences differ greatly from those of earlier generations. Continually exposed to both traditional and modern values and practices, East Asian “Millennials” or members of “Generation Y” (cohorts born between the 1980s and the early 2000s) have proven particularly active in appropriating old and creating new practices when seeking to shape their identities.