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Scarred Youth – What can the EU do? | Our final conference in Brussels

On 4 and 5 December 2017 the NEGOTIATE project’s final conference titled ‘Scarred Youth – What can the EU do?’ will take place in the Norway House in Brussels.

Ten years after the onset of the financial crisis, unemployment and job insecurity are still challenges that affect young people in all European countries. The NEGOTIATE project reveals that despite convergences in policies there are still significant divergences in outcomes between countries and bad luck in timing of labour market entry leaves scars on the young.

Impact of the economic crisis on youth – How to close the gaps in Europe?

In the first session we will discuss the differentiated impact of the economic crisis on European youth. Maria Symeonaki from Panteion University in Greece will open the session presenting findings from NEGOTIATE’s extensive research on the differences between Member States and their strategies to cope with the crisis.

The researchers find that young people are facing disproportionally high risks of unemployment compared to other age groups all across Europe. Within the different European countries gender, though at different levels, is a significant variable regarding the differentiated effects of the crisis: women are more exposed and vulnerable to unemployment and early job insecurity than men. Additionally, the level of education – of both the individuals and their parents – plays a role regarding the effects that rising unemployment rates can have on young peoples’ lives.

The mapping of the impact is based on innovative analyses of data from the European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) and the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC). A brief summary of the findings is published in the policy brief on ‘Early job insecurity in Europe: Mapping diversity and the impact of the economic crisis’.

During the conference, we will further discuss the different responses of European states to the economic crisis, the discrepancies in tackling the long-term consequences of the crisis, and what the European Union should do to narrow the gaps between its Member States.

Here you can find the draft programme of the conference.

Join us to discuss the outcomes of the research project and its policy recommendations together with the involved scholars, policy makers, civil society and youth.

Online registration closes on 29 November 2017.

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Swiss stakeholders debating research findings at the University of Basel

by Ischi Graus

The employers’ ambivalent evaluations of applicants’ participation in active labour market programmes were discussed at the stakeholder meeting in Switzerland.

Representatives from Swiss public authorities, and the Association of the Swiss student body met at the third national stakeholder meeting on the 19th of September 2017 at the University of Basel (UNIBAS).

Christian Imdorf (Co-leader NEGOTIATE at UNIBAS) and PhD student Lulu P. Shi presented descriptive findings from the recruiter survey, which was carried out in May and June 2016 in the four countries Bulgaria, Greece, Norway and Switzerland. The focus was on the results found in Switzerland.

Hotly debated topics of the meeting were the employers’ ambivalent evaluations of applicants’ participation in active labour market programmes (ALMP) and – against the background of a recent media coverage in Switzerland – the dramatisation of the negative impact of having worked as a call centre agent for a skilled worker’s occupational career.

The findings that employers show higher reservations to hire job hoppers compared to unemployed candidates was also met with interest. All in all, the Swiss stakeholders showed interest in further insights and made helpful suggestions.

Here you can read their National Stakeholder Committee Report 2017.

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Final conference – Scarred Youth – What can the EU do?

by Ischi Graus

The NEGOTIATE project‘s final conference titled ‘Scarred Youth – What can the EU do?’ will take place in the Norway House in Brussels on 4 and 5 December 2017.

Ten years after the onset of the financial crisis, unemployment and job insecurity are still challenges that affect young people in all European countries. The NEGOTIATE project reveals that despite convergences in policies there are still significant divergences in outcomes between countries and bad luck in timing of labour market entry leaves scars on the young. In a strongly differentiated European context, where differences in risks and opportunities for young people within and between different countries grow, is there ground for common policies? Are good practices transferable from one context to another. What have we learned? Please find attached the draft program for the conference.

Draft programme

To join us for this debate please register here by Wednesday 29 November 2017.

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Discussing early job insecurity and the consequences for the transition to adulthood at a conference in Cyprus

by Ischi Graus

On 29-30 September Bulgarian researcher Lyuba Spasova as representative of the ISSK NEGOTIATE team, took part in the 2017 Youth Conference “Precarious youth employment – challenges and solutions through stronger participation of young people in the social dialogue” that took place in Kato Platres, Cyprus. The conference was organised by the EZA Platform for Young Workers in collaboration with DEOK Cyprus and brought together young experts and activist from labor syndicates and NGOs with researchers and policy makers from all over Europe.

As invited speaker Lyuba Spasova gave a talk on the core findings of the NEGOTIATE life-course interviews on early job insecurity and the consequences for the transition to adulthood. Drawing on NEGOTIATE Working paper No. 5.3 “An interview study of early job insecurity and consequences for the transition to adulthood” and NEGOTIATE Working paper No. 4.4 “Youth unemployment and the consequences for life satisfaction and social trust in seven European countries” she presented findings on the aspects of marginalisation and social exclusion of young people connected to employment insecurity, the patterns of active agency on the pathway to adulthood in relation to employment, education and family building and the effects of employment insecurity on life satisfaction and social trust.

In her talk as well as while taking part in other conference activities Lyuba was able to present the aims and tasks of the NEGOTIATE project and distributed leaflets among the other participants.

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NEGOTIATE – Overcoming early job-insecurity in Europe – Presented at International workshop

by Ischi Graus

The Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (ISSK-BAS) hosted an international scientific workshop for the 8th wave (2018-2019) of SHARE – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. The Bulgarian team coordinating SHARE is led by Dr. Ekaterina Markova and includes Dr. Gabriela Yordanova, Assoc.Prof. Vasil Kirov and Diana Nenkova. The meeting (25-27 September 2017) was opened by the Scientific Coordinator Prof. Dr. Axel Börsch-Supan, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy. Prof. Rumyana Stoilova, Director of ISSK-BAS presented the NEGOTIATE project to 100 scientists from Europe and Israel that took part in the meeting.

The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of more than 120,000 individuals aged 50 or older (more than 297,000 interviews). SHARE covers 27 European countries and Israel. Bulgaria was included for the first time in Wave 7.

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