Prof. Dr. Emanuela Chiapparini
Prof. Dr. Emanuela Chiapparini Institutsleiterin
School of Social Work
Abteilung Soziale Intervention
Bachelor's and Master's programme
Continuing Education Module Applied Research (2020-2023)
Workshops and corses for people experienced in poverty and professionals
Participatory models in poverty policy
Transdisciplinary cooperation and organisation
User Involement and Peer Groups
All-day school, Quality, Inklusion and Wellbeing
Participation in foster care of children and young people
Children and Youth Study
Qualitative research methods, mixed methods
- 2022-ongoing Head of Institute Childhood, Youth and Family Bern University of Applied Sciences
- 2022 Lecturer University of Fribourg
- 2019-ongoing Lecturer and researcher (Prof FH) with a focus on «Social Work at School» and «poverty prevention» Bern University of Applied Sciences
- 2014-2018 Lecturer and researcher at the Institute «Childhood, Young People and Family» with a focus on «Social Work at School» Zurich University of Applied Sciences
- 2014-2016 Three international research stays Boston University and New York University
- 2014 Researcher in the SNFS-Projekt „Back to the everyday life “ University of Zurich
- 2013 Researcher, EUMARR-project (SNFS, ESF) University of Zurich
- 2012 Researcher, youth project about association activity of young people in the March (SZ) supported by foundation Mercartor Schweiz, idee:sport and Jugendbüro March) University of Zurich
- 2012-2014 Lecturer in sociology of youth and qualitative methods University of Zurich
- 2012-2014 Postdoc in sociology of youth University of Zurich
- 2010-2011 Research assistant in sociology of youth University of Zurich
- 2009-2013 Co-founder and co-supervisor of the research group QualiZüri University of Zurich
- 2009 Visiting researcher Universities of Canterbury and London
- 2021 Continuing Education in Leadership: Development, Reflection and Empowerment in Leadership Bern University of Applied Sciences
- 2012-2014 Academic Didactic Program "Teaching Skills" University of Zurich
- 2011 PhD thesis about young people and broken rules at school, University of Zurich "Ehrliche Unehrlichkeit. Eine qualitative Untersuchung zur Tugend Ehrlichkeit bei Jugendlichen an der Zürcher Volksschule" (Budrich Verlag) University of Zurich
- 2004-2006 Advanced training in Social Sciences and Religion Florence
- 2001 M.A. Thesis about Values and Education of Young People at School University of Zurich
- 1995-2001 M.A. in Educational Science, Philosophy, Religious Studies University of Zurich
- 2014-2016 Three international research stay Boston University and New York University
Opening up university education to the "outside" - an explorative study to identify impact potentials, stumbling blocks and preconditions of including the practice field of social work and the population in the university, 2020-2021
Innovation study "Parent education settings and accessibility of parents" support by Association of Parent Education Switzerland - lead - 2020-2021
Project on femmes tables and men's tables in Switzerland support by Health Promotion Switzerland Evaluation of low-threshold parent education programs in the areas of health, family and integration - lead - 2019-2021
Project "Participation of persons affected by and at risk of poverty: Development of practical aids, advice on the design of a participatory meeting and coordination of working bodies" support by the Federal Social Insurance Office - lead - 2019-2021
International collaborative study "Covid Kids - Understanding the influence of COVID-19 on children's and adolescents' school experience and subjective well-being"- lead in Switzerland - 2020
Project "Participatory models in poverty reduction and prevention", a cooperation project of the Universities of Applied Sciences BFH, HES-SO Fribourg and Geneva - support by the Federal Social Insurance Office Overall lead - 2019-2020
Participation of social welfare recipients (PartSoz) - Development and testing of an instrument to evaluate forms of participation in poverty prevention and combating. Co-leadership - 2019-2020
Project "AusTEr" on pedagogical responsibilities, professionalization, quality, cooperation and child welfare at all-day schools in the city of Zurich, support by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - lead at the Department of Social Work - 2016-2020
Pilot project "BixAn.ch wirkt!". Development of a user-friendly and sustainable website for educational and leisure activities with a focus on socially disadvantaged children and families, in collaboration with Pro Juventute - lead - 2018-2020
Analysis and groundwork on exchange and mobility in out-of-school youth work - team member - 2018
Children's well-being in all-day schooling- lead - 2016-2017
Involvement of addressees (user involvement) in practice, research and teaching - lead - since 2015
Overall evaluation study of the master's program in social work BE/LU/SG/ZH - lead of study I "online survey" - 2014-2015
Importance of peer relationships in informal groups at the beginning of professional training - lead - 2012-2016
Master's program in social work BE/LU/SG/ZH. Evaluation 2013-2019 - lead of sub-study I "online survey" - 2014-2015
Project "Back to everyday life - mothers after treatment of their alcohol dependence" support by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - project collaborator - 2012-2014.
SoYouth - Forms of participation and engagement in youth leisure activities in the canton of Zurich - project collaborator and lead of the qualitative sub-study - 2010-2014
Project "Binational marriages as an indicator for the emergence of a European society" support by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - project collaborator - 2010-2013
Research project on youth clubs in March support by the foundation Mercator Switzerland, Stiftung idee:sport and Jugendbüro March - project collaborator and co-lead of the qualitative study - 2012
Project management for the participatory elaboration a proposal for a permanent structure for the participation of people experiencing poverty in poverty prevention and reduction - support by the Federal Social Insurance Office - Lead -2022-2023
Chiapparini, Emanuela; Koller, Andrea (2023). The benefits and use of all-day schools at secondary level from the perspective of young people (submitted). Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft Springer VS
Chiapparini, Emanuela (7 June 2021). More open space in the institutionalized spare time : Students perspective on all-day schools in Switzerland (Unpublished). In: World Education Research Association (WERA). Santiago de Compostela.
Chiapparini, Emanuela; Schuwey, Claudia; Beyeler, Michelle; Reynaud, Caroline; Guerry, Sophie; Blanchet, Nathalie; Lucas, Barbara (2020). Participation models for people affected by and at risk of poverty in the combatting and prevention of poverty (Beiträge zur Sozialen Sicherheit: Forschungsbericht 7/20). Bern: Bundesamt für Sozialversicherungen BSV
Schroedter, Julia; Rössel, Jürg; Chiapparini, Emanuela (2020). Love Across Borders: On Population Structures, Meeting Places and Preferences in a Globalizing World Journal of comparative family studies, 51(1), pp. 18-58. University of Toronto Press 10.3138/jcfs.51.1.003 <http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/jcfs.51.1.003>
Chiapparini, Emanuela; Scholian, Andrea; Schuler, Patricia; Kappler, Christa (27 September 2019). Quality of Extra-Curricular Activities as Seen from the Stakeholders’ Different Points of View. Empirical Research on Extended Education at All-Day Schools in Zurich (Switzerland) In: WERA-IRN EXTENDED EDUCATION conference. Stockholm University. 26.-28. September 2019.
Beyeler, Michelle; Chiapparini, Emanuela (2019). Innovation from Below: Approaches and Practices of User Involvement in Activation Service In: 2019 Annual ESPAnet Conference, Stream 25: Innovative Approaches to Labour Market Inclusion. Stockholm. 6. - 8.9.2019.
Sauerwein, Markus N.; Thieme, Nina; Chiapparini, Emanuela (2019). What about the all-day school? A research review with a social pedagogical comment Soziale Passagen, 11(1), pp. 81-97. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 10.1007/s12592-019-00318-0 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12592-019-00318-0>
Schuler, Patricia; Elvstrand, Helene; Kappler, Christa; Lago, Lina; Jansson, Magnus; Chiapparini, Emanuela (2019). Teaching in Different Spaces – How Professionals Work Together in All-Day Schools in Switzerland and in Leisure Time Centres in Sweden In: Schüpbach, Marianne; Lilla, Nanine (eds.) Extended Education from an International Comparative Point of View (pp. 85-99). Wiesbaden: Springer 10.1007/978-3-658-27172-5_7 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-27172-5_7>
Schuler, Patricia; Kappler, Christa; Chiapparini, Emanuela (2019). No More Homework? Negotiations of Parental Engagement in All-Day Schools. International Journal about Parents in Education, 11(1), pp. 46-54. ERNAPE – European Research Network about Parents in Education
Schuler, Patricia; Kappler, Christa; Chiapparini, Emanuela (7 September 2018). Family school partnership in all day schools In: “Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research”, at the ECER 2018 “Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research". Bolzano. 3.-7. September 2018.
Chiapparini, Emanuela (6 July 2018). Poverty - how to break the taboos : chances and challenges of social user involvement In: International Conference Genfest 2018 "Beyond all borders". Manila. 6.-8. Juli 2018.
Chiapparini, Emanuela; Schuler, Patricia (2 December 2017). Professional cooperation in all-day schools In: WERA-IRN Conference "Extended Education from an International Comparative Point of View". World Education Research Association International Research Network (WERA-IRN)
Schuler, Patricia; Chiapparini, Emanuela; Selmani, Kadrie; Kappler, Christa (25 August 2017). Learning in different spaces : how do all-day schooling, extracurricular activities and care time fit together? In: ECER 2017 (European Conference on Educational Research) zum Thema "Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and educational research". Copenhagen, Denmark. 22-25 August 2017.
Eicher, Véronique; Chiapparini, Emanuela; Hess, Jeannine (28 June 2017). Including the topic of service user involvement in different teaching settings in Switzerland In: European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) Kongress zum Thema „Promoting a sustainable future in social work education“. Paris. 26.-29. Juni 2017.
Chiapparini, Emanuela (2017). Interlocking of School Education and Social Work : An International Comparison of Community Schools in New York and All-Day Schools in Zurich In: Professional Cooperation in All-Day Schools: WERA-IRN Conference, Extended Education from an International Comparative Point of View. Bamberg, Germany. November 30 – December 2, 2017.
Schuler, Patricia; Chiapparini, Emanuela; Kappler, Christa; Selmani, Kadrie (2017). AusTEr – Pedagogical responsibilities in multiprofessional cooperation in Swiss all-day schools In: Professional Cooperation in All-Day Schools: WERA-IRN Conference, Extended Education from an International Comparative Point of View. Bamberg, Germany. November 30 – December 2, 2017.
Chiapparini, Emanuela (ed.) (2016). The service user as a partner in social work projects and education : concepts and evaluations of courses with a gap-mending approach in Europe Opladen, Berlin & Toronto: Barbara Budrich 10.3224/84740507 <http://dx.doi.org/10.3224/84740507>
Chiapparini, Emanuela (2016). Conclusion : empowering service users and innovative learning settings with long-term effects In: Chiapparini, Emanuela (ed.) The Service User as a Partner in Social Work Projects and Education : Concepts and Evaluations of Courses with a Gap-Mending Approach in Europe (pp. 133-140). Opladen: Barbara Budrich
Chiapparini, Emanuela (2016). Introduction: service user involvement : social work projects and education with a gap-mending approach in Europe In: The Service User as a Partner in Social Work Projects and Education : Concepts and Evaluations of Courses with a Gap-Mending Approach in Europe (pp. 13-23). Opladen: Barbara Budrich
Chiapparini, Emanuela (2016). Service user involvement : social work projects and education with gap-mending approach in Europe : overview of the theoretical background and of the evaluation In: Chiapparini, Emanuela (ed.) The Service User as a Partner in Social Work Projects and Education : Concepts and Evaluations of Courses with a Gap-Mending Approach in Europe (pp. 25-36). Opladen: Barbara Budrich
Eicher, Véronique; Chiapparini, Emanuela (2016). Switzerland: first approaches on an implementation of courses with a gap-mending approach : user involvement outside of social work education In: The Service User as a Partner in Social Work Projects and Education : Concepts and Evaluations of Courses with a Gap-Mending Approach in Europe (pp. 124-131). Opladen: Barbara Budrich
Eicher, Véronique; Chiapparini, Emanuela (4 September 2015). Transitions in emerging adulthood : opportunities and risks In: 3. Internationaler Kongress der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Soziale Arbeit (SGSA). Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Soziale Arbeit (SGSA)
Eicher, Véronique; Chiapparini, Emanuela (1 July 2015). Reflections on integrating service users’ experience in social work education in Switzerland In: EASSW Conference "Social Work Education in Europe : towards 2025". European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW)
Chiapparini, Emanuela (4 December 2014). Investigating the relevance of relationships among members of informal peer groups at the beginning of professional training In: Speech held during a workshop with Carrie James. Harvard University
Chiapparini, Emanuela (2014). Dishonesty from the View of Youths. Some Social ScientificReflections on the Virtue of Honesty in a School Context Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation, 34(4), pp. 355-372. Beltz Juventa
Expert in different boards (e.g. SNSF, Foundation DROSOS or AJB Zürich)
Reviewer of Scientific Journals (e.g. International Journal for Research on Extended Education, Diskurs Kindheit- und Jugendforschung oder Beiträge für Lehrerbildung)