Negotiate Overcoming early job-insecurity in Europe

National stakeholders from Switzerland discussed policy-relevant research results

Young people walking in street. Photo: colourbox.com
by Greta Juul

Representatives from Swiss public authorities, professional associations, private consultancies as well as of the Association of the Swiss Student Bodies met at the second national stakeholder meeting on the 15th of December 2016 at the University of Basel.

In the first part of the meeting, the invited participants were briefed about the project progress that had been made since the first stakeholder meeting in November 2015 by Christian Imdorf (Co-leader NEGOTIATE at UNIBAS), Lulu P. Shi (PhD student at UNIBAS) and Valentin Kilchmann (MA student at UNIBAS). The presentation included a recap of the aims of the project, and a summary of findings of several deliverables (D3.4, D7.2, D8.2). After presenting policy-relevant research results, the stakeholders were asked to express their views and to engage in a dialogue with the researchers about the assessment of the Swiss labour market in general and the activation measures for youth in particular.

In the second part of the meeting key items as well as first descriptive results from the recruiter survey, which was carried out in May and June 2016 in the four countries Bulgaria, Greece, Norway and Switzerland were presented to the stakeholders. The participants were encouraged to think about issues that they wished to be analysed and to formulate questions, which the researchers could answer with the obtained survey data. The goal is to enhance the communication between academic researchers, experts involved in policy-making and the directly affected in the labour market.

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