EXCEPT presented its latest research to researchers, stakeholders, and youth in Bamberg
From February 24th to 26th our German partner from Bamberg hosted the 3rd EXCEPT meeting. Altogether more than 40 guests from 9 different countries were involved in this event. The workshop started with an interesting and productive public debate including presentations by Marge Unt (EXCEPT Project Coordinator), Jale Tosun (CUPESSE Project Coordinator) and Ruth Santos-Brien (ICF’s European Social Policy Team; Lead Managing Consultant) about problems concerning the social exclusion of youth. These include unemployment and the preparatory action of the youth guarantee. During the days of the meeting the focus was on a discussion of the first results of the policy analyses and the qualitative and quantitative analyses on youth social exclusion conducted by the EXCEPT team. We also had some interesting exchanges about the steps that lie ahead. To further connect the EXCEPT project with experts, we had two additional guest lectures by Margarida Rodrigues and Hans Dietrich from the IAB (the Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency of Germany) who provided interesting insights about the relation between youth unemployment and cognitive skills. Additionally, they introduced some promising new data examining the health consequences of unemployment. Team Bamberg would like to thank all of the participants as well as the organizers for the interesting exchange and for the productive workshop.