Lead researcher

Pere Soler-Masó has a PhD in Education and teaches in the Department of Pedagogy at the University of Girona. He is a member of the research group on Policy, Programs and Sociocultural and Educational Services (GRES) of the Institution of Educational Research at the University of Girona. He is the director of the joint Master’s in Youth and Society offered by six universities. His teaching and research are focused on social pedagogy through community development, youth policy and youth movements and associations. He has been the lead researcher on multiple projects about youth, education and youth policy: The participation of students in student government (2008), Evaluation of Youth Policy (2010) and Project HEBE: Youth Empowerment (2014).


Soler, P.; Planas, A.; Ciraso-Calí, A.; Ribot-Horas, A. (2014). “Empowerment in the community. The dising of and open indicators system from participatory evaluation processes”. Pedagogía Social. Revista Interuniversitaria [Social Pedagogy. Inter-university Review], 24, 49-77.

Planas, A.; Soler, P.; Vilà, M. (2014). Assessing youth policies. A system of indicators for local government. Evaluation and Program Planning, 45, 22- 28.

Soler-Masó, P.; Planas-Lladó, A. & Feixa-Pàmpols, C. (2014): Young people and youth policies in Spain in times of austerity: between juggling and the trapeze, International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 19 (1), 62-78. DOI: 10.1080/02673843.2013.823552.

Planas, A; Soler, P; Fullana, J; Pallisera, M; Vilà, M. (2011) Student participation in university governance: the opinions of professors and students, Studies in Higher Education, 38 (4), 571-583.

Soler, P. (Coord.) (2012). La Animación Sociocultural. Una estrategia para el desarrollo y el empoderamiento de comunidades [Sociocultural Animation. A strategy for the development of community empowerment]. Barcelona: Open University of Catalonia.