Thank you for participating in this survey

What is this project about?

DesignMyFuture (DMF, is an EU-funded Strategic Partnership Project. The project tries to encourage young people to stay in school for as long as possible and have good skills for future jobs. We also want to help young people to make positive decisions about their future.

Who is involved in the DMF project?

DMF is led by Professor Mhairi Beaton and Dr Marc Fabri from Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom. Project partners are organisations working with young people in a number of European countries: Ahead Partnership (Leeds, UK), University of Tromso (Norway), CESIE (Italy), PIN (Portugal) and the National Education Institute (Slovenia). If you would like to contact the project team, please visit

Why am I being contacted?

We are conducting a survey amongst young people across Europe and we would like to learn from your experiences. We want to find out how young people can be supported in developing their identity, which can be defined as an understanding of one’s skills, interests, competences and needs.  

What questions will I be asked?

We are particularly interested in the support that you have experienced as you neared the end of your compulsory schooling. We would like to know about positive examples of support – what worked and why?

We are also interested in how the support provided might have been improved as you began to make choices about your future study or employment. Some of our questions may make you recall a difficult time in your life or some negative experiences. If this affects you, please be assured that you can withdraw your participation at any time and stop the survey.

What happens to the information that is gathered?

The information gathered through the survey will be used by the project team to inform the development of training materials for teachers, guidance materials for parents as well as the design of a game for young people. We also plan to publish our findings in project reports, blogs and academic papers.

You will be given the choice, in the consent form, whether to stay anonymous or whether your name and the country you live in may be included alongside selected quotes used in publications.

Our longer-term goal is to reduce early school leaving across Europe and provide better support for all young people as they near the end of compulsory education.

What if I do not wish to complete the survey or change my mind once I submit my responses?

IIf you decide not to complete the survey, any data collected up to that point will then not be used.

After submitting your responses, you can withdraw your data, without giving a reason, up to the point when all survey data will have been anonymised and amalgamated. After that point, your data cannot be excluded anymore. To request withdrawal, contact Dr Marc Fabri (

If you have been negatively affected by any of the issues dealt with in the survey, you may contact the following professional support service: Childline Support or call 0800 1111.

What do I have to do now?

Thank you for reading this information sheet. We look forward to receiving your completed survey and consent form.

If you have any further questions, please email Dr Marc Fabri at or call +44 0113 81 23317.

Consent Form for young person (1)

We require your consent prior to completing the survey:

Q2I have read the participant information sheet and consent to my data being used to inform the project
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