NRP 52 “Childhood, Youth and Intergenerational Relationships in a Changing Society“

​The National Research Programme “Childhood, Youth and Intergenerational Relationships in a Changing Society“ (NRP 52) aims to shed new light on the living conditions and the needs of children and adolescents in Switzerland, and how these may evolve in the future. It focuses on relevant intergenerational and legal issues. The results should help highlight a possible need for action in policy terms, and by the federal, cantonal and municipal administrative authorities, the economy and charities, as well as the measures to be implemented in consequence. The NRP will pursue the paramount concerns voiced in the international debate on children, adolescents and intergenerational relationships, making use of social reporting from several countries, and referring to the state-of-the art in international social science research.

Facts & figures


CHF 12'000'000


5 years

President of the steering committee

Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello, Institut für Psychologie, Universität Bern

Implementation Officer

Dominik Büchel, Advocacy AG, Basel

Programme Coordinator

Stephanie M. Schönholzer, SNSF


2003 - 2007