Negotiate Overcoming early job-insecurity in Europe

NEGOTIATE at ERAZ conference in Belgrade, Serbia

by Ischi Graus

On 8 June 2017 NEGOTIATE researcher Veneta Krasteva took part in the ‘3rd International Scientific Conference: Knowledge Based Sustainable Economic Development’ (ERAZ) held in Belgrade, Serbia. The event was organised by the Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance, Belgrade in collaboration with the Faculty of Business Studies, Mediterranean University – Podgorica, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia and the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.

Conference ERAZ is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia. The event was attended by researchers from eight countries from different scientific organizations, stakeholders and media.

In the beginning of her presentation Veneta Krasteva has presented NEGOTIATE project – its aims, the main stages of work and consortium members. Leaflets among the guests were distributed.

After that, based on life-course interviews conducted in the framework of NEGOTIATE project, Veneta Krasteva has revealed the subjective experience and perception of job insecurity and unemployment of people from two birth cohorts in Bulgaria, who have entered the labour market in periods of economic crisis. In the text the researcher shows: How the interviewees perceive their own situation and capabilities for action and choice when entering the labour market. The themes discussed in the report were the challenges associated with economic crisis, the impact of education, the role of employers, the importance of gender and the source of support.

A paper:Early job insecurity and unemployment: a thematic analysis of interviews with two generations in Bulgaria” will be published in the “Proceedings of the Third International Scientific Conference – ERAZ 2017” after peer reviewing.



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