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Youth Unemployment and insecure Jobs: What is their impact on European Youth in terms of Wellbeing & Health and long-term Economic Consequences?

13.09.2017
Kerstin Wilde, Project Advisor from the European Commission in the Research Executive Agency, presented EXCEPT on Thursday, September 7th, 2017, in a team meeting. Focus was on EXCEPT´s research concept, mixed methods and the first research outcomes: She presented how Young People in the EU face their individual situation of a macro-economic problem - and which impact it has on their he...
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EXCEPT paper presented at the 50th Annual Conference of British Social Policy Association

07.09.2017
A key methodological paper on measuring socioeconomic consequences of employment uncertainty for youth has been presented at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the British Social Policy Association. The conference titled “Social Inequalities: Research, Theory and Policy” took place in Durham, UK on July 10-12, 2017.  In their paper, Professor Dr Dirk Hofäcker and Prof...
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The EXCEPT set an example of the student exchange and collaboration

The EXCEPT set an example of the student exchange and collaboration

05.09.2017
The EXCEPT student exchange between the Universities of Duisburg-Essen and the University of Turin has been given a best practice award by the Academic Exchange Service at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Master students from the two universities are working together on research projects, looking at the employment and living conditions of young adults and comparing the data from Germany and Italy.
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EXCEPT round table discussion in Greece

EXCEPT round table discussion in Greece

31.08.2017
During the final day of the workshop in Thessaloniki, the EXCEPT team held a round table discussion with invited stakeholders. EXCEPT researchers presented main findings and policy recommendations of the project. Among the round table participants were representatives of NGO Pyxida, Career Officers from two of the local universities, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Train...
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EXCEPT team met with Bjorn Hvinden, the coordinator of the NEGOTIATE project

EXCEPT team met with Bjorn Hvinden, the coordinator of the NEGOTIATE project

30.08.2017
Bjorn Hvinden visited the EXCEPT workshop in Thessaloniki in August 2017. He gave the overview of the NEGOTIATE project and presented the main findings.  The EXCEPT researchers were very interested in the results and methods of the NEGOTIATE project, showing how important such meetings are for the promotion of cooperation.  EXCEPT project coordinator Marge Unt visited the Horizon2020 fun...
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Special issue of the ‘Studies of Transitions States and Societies’ will feature EXCEPT papers

Special issue of the ‘Studies of Transitions States and Societies’ will feature EXCEPT papers

30.08.2017
Special issue of the ‘Studies of Transitions States and Societies’ will feature EXCEPT papers We are happy to announce that the EXCEPT papers will be published in the special issue of the open access journal Studies of Transitions States and Societies (STSS). The first drafts of the papers outlying the results of the EXCEPT project were presented during the workshop in Thessaloniki....
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The sixth EXCEPT workshop in Thessaloniki

The sixth EXCEPT workshop in Thessaloniki

29.08.2017
On August 27-30, 2017, the EXCEPT project held its sixth Workshop in sunny Thessaloniki, Greece. The team discussed the latest findings from qualitative and quantitate research.  Country teams presented policy recommendations which were made by vulnerable youth, and discussed the long-term socio economic consequences of job insecurity regarding public and private pension schemes. First drafts...
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EXCEPT findings presented in Estonian media

EXCEPT findings presented in Estonian media

25.08.2017
The discussion “The charm and pain of becoming an adult in Estonia and Europe” held at Opinion Festival reached thousands through media. Estonian Public Broadcasting, as well as the biggest daily newspaper Postimees, reflected the main points of the discussion with an online article. The discussion was also broadcasted live on the page of Estonian Presidency of European Parliament a...
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EXCEPT research presented key findings to a group of teachers

EXCEPT research presented key findings to a group of teachers

22.08.2017
In the middle of August, Kaja Oras, a member of Tallinn University team, presented the EXCEPT findings to teachers interested in latest scientific research. The presentation was held at Social Competence Development summer seminar for teachers in Nõo, Estonia. Kaja told about six different educational and working trajectories of Estonian youth identified based on the qualitative interviews....
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Vibrant discussion about becoming adult involving youth, employers and researchers

Vibrant discussion about becoming adult involving youth, employers and researchers

17.08.2017
The EXCEPT Estonian team discussed the difficulties of entering the labour market with youth and employers last weekend at Opinion Festival held in Paide, Estonia. Over 9000 people visited the festival. The discussion titled “The charm and pain of becoming an adult in Estonia and Europe” was based on real stories of young people gathered through the EXCEPT project. Issues of youth w...
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Youth debate on internships as ‘stepping stones’ to employment

Youth debate on internships as ‘stepping stones’ to employment

15.08.2017
A youth debate was organised by the EXCEPT Estonian team at Opinion Festival in Paide. Two young debaters argued in favour and against unpaid internships as a possible stepping stone to the labour market. The debate initiated the discussion about the charms and pains of becoming an adult. EXCEPT researchers, youth and employers were involved in the debate also. 
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Stories of Estonian youth presented as videos

Stories of Estonian youth presented as videos

15.08.2017
Three videos representing stories of Estonian youth gathered through EXCEPT project have now been finalised. The three stories represent different issues the youth in Estonia face when entering adulthood: The story of Jevgeni represents the hardship of a young person without proper support from their parental household and the resulting issues. Reena speaks of her difficulties entering ...
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Read about the EXCEPT students work

15.08.2017
Many students from the EXCEPT partner universities have been involved with the project. They have helped in the data collection and data analysis and have been vital members of the EXCEPT team. They wanted to share with you the findings from their work. Go to: http://www.except-project.eu/students-abstracts/ to find out more. 
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EXCEPT meets with United Kingdom MP Damian Green

02.08.2017
Last week, Rowena Merritt, an EXCEPT researcher based at the University of Kent met with Damian Green MP. Until July 2016, he was the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He is now First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office. He listened with interest to the findings to date from the EXCEPT study and stated that he was very interested in the policy comparisons between ou...
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New article on the role of labour market policies in moderating the effect of unemployment and insecure jobs is published in Social Indicators Research

24.07.2017
EXCEPT researchers Jonas Voßemer, Michael Gebel, Kadri Täht, Marge Unt, Björn Högberg and Mattias Strandh published the article "The Effects of Unemployment and Insecure Jobs on Well-Being and Health: The Moderating Role of Labour Market Policies" in the journal Social Indicators Research. The article investigates how passive and active labour market policies (PLM...
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