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EXCEPT co-organized event „Discovering the energy of youth“ with the project CATCH- EyoU

EXCEPT co-organized event „Discovering the energy of youth“ with the project CATCH- EyoU

03.05.2018
On 25th of April, EXCEPT and CATCH-EyoU (two EC funded projects) organised a joint event „Discovering the energy of youth“ to encourage a dialogue between youth, stakeholders and researchers. The first part of the programme consisted of a presentation of the results from both projects. EXCEPT project coordinator Marge Unt talked about the policies which help to decrease the gap in life...
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Findings from students’ EXCEPT-related research seminar at UDE are now available on our website

30.04.2018
A research seminar for master students was organised by EXCEPT team from University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) . In their work, two UDE students, Heike Schütt and Torge Riebesell, studied savings attitudes of young people regarding their retirement savings in Germany. In their report they write: “Retirement-related attitudes therefore are meandering in between the two dimensions of flex...
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EXCEPT parliamentary reception at the House of Commons of the UK

EXCEPT parliamentary reception at the House of Commons of the UK

26.04.2018
University of Kent EXCEPT team (Centre for Health Services Studies) held a parliamentary reception at the House of Commons (UK Parliament) on 25th of April. 120 guests participated in the event, among whom almost 90 were young people. Ms Rosie Duffield, MP, who sponsored the event, provided a thorough introduction relating to the importance of the EXCEPT project for policy making in a...
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Six new working papers based on EXCEPT qualitative research are available on EXCEPT website

Six new working papers based on EXCEPT qualitative research are available on EXCEPT website

12.04.2018
Working papers present the overall results of the qualitative surveys carried out under EXCEPT project in ·         Italy -Working Paper No. 18 ·         Germany -Working Paper No. 19 ·         Bulgaria - Working Paper No. 20 ·  &...
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EXCEPT presented as an example of EU funded research

EXCEPT presented as an example of EU funded research

09.04.2018
On the 1st of March 2018, Kerstin Wilde from the Research Executive Agency and Project Advisor for EXCEPT talked with a group of young people about 'what the EU does' in the office of the Network of European Voluntary Service Organisations in Brussels. EXCEPT was presented and served as a model for the young people to get to know the links between the Multiannual Financial Framewor...
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Youth blog on EXCEPT final conference

Youth blog on EXCEPT final conference

03.04.2018
Patrick Cantellow, EXCEPT Youth Ambassador from UK, wrote his second blog titled A Fantastic Final Conference in Brussels! In his blog Patrick discussed why it is important to involve youth: “Young people bring a fantastic depth to events, particularly when the event’s focus is about young people. So it was great to see the EXCEPT team embrace the youth, and invite many along to ...
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EXCEPT brings together researchers, policy makers, stakeholders and youth at the round table in Ukraine

EXCEPT brings together researchers, policy makers, stakeholders and youth at the round table in Ukraine

30.03.2018
EXCEPT team from the Kyiv Economics Institute, together with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine organised a round table titled How to mitigate the consequences of youth unemployment? The meeting was attended by the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports for Ukraine, Oleksandr Yarema, and Deputy Head of Youth Policy Department, Olesia Kravchenko, representatives of the State Employme...
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Supporting International Women's Day: EXCEPT organises seminar with students on work insecurity in a gender perspective

Supporting International Women's Day: EXCEPT organises seminar with students on work insecurity in a gender perspective

27.03.2018
For International Women's Day on the 8th March 2018, the Unique Guarantee Committees (Comitati Unici di Garanzia - CUG) of the University of Turin and of the Polytechnic of Turin, in collaboration with CIRSDe (Interdisciplinary Center for Researches and Studies of Women and Gender) held a seminar with students on the theme "Work Insecurity and Choices of Life, in a Gender Perspective"...
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Except findings were presented at a 36th International Labour Process Conference in Buenos Aires

Except findings were presented at a 36th International Labour Process Conference in Buenos Aires

22.03.2018
On the 22nd of March 2018, Marge Unt, Sonia Bertolini, Valentina Goglio and Dirk Hofäcker participated in symposium titled “Young people between precarious work and social exclusion in Europe: a lost generation?” In the Symposium Marge Unt introduced the EXCEPT project and presented the main findings about health and wellbeing. Sonia Bertolini and Valtenina Goglio presented the ma...
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What is the problem with youth pensions?

What is the problem with youth pensions?

20.03.2018
EXCEPT team from Duisburg-Essen University, Germany created a video explaining, why nowadays young people from various backgrounds may face higher risks of poverty regarding old age provision. Watch the video here https://youtu.be/D08zgNTBLSM . More information on long long-term socio-economic consequences of insecure labour market positions can be found in EXCEPT Working Pa...
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EXCEPT held the second review meeting at European Research Council in Brussels

EXCEPT held the second review meeting at European Research Council in Brussels

15.03.2018
On 15th March 2018, the EXCEPT team presented results to the European Research Council experts in Brussels. Reviewers acknowledged good management and work of the consortium, the ability to cooperate and were satisfied with the projects’ deliverables up to the date of the meeting.
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Policy problems and perspectives discussed at final EXCEPT conference

Policy problems and perspectives discussed at final EXCEPT conference

14.03.2018
Policy makers, stakeholders and researchers discussed policy implications of EXCEPT project at the panel moderated by Ruth Santos-Brien, Coordinator of Mutual Learning database at DG EMPL, ICF Consulting. Involved in the discussion were:   Sandra Bohlinger, Dresden Technical University, Germany Michael Gebel, Co-coordinator of EXCEPT, University of Bamberg, Germany Massimiliano Ma...
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Future perspectives: How can we avoid future old age poverty of today's youth?

Future perspectives: How can we avoid future old age poverty of today's youth?

14.03.2018
Dirk Hofäcker, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany presented EXCEPT research on long-term socio-economic consequences of insecure labour market positions based on desk research and interviews with youth and experts. He outlined the main discrepancies between current public, occupational and private pensions assuming linear work career on the one hand and the insecure and highly mobile careers ...
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The manifold experiences of vulnerable youth: What can we learn from Youth Perspective?

The manifold experiences of vulnerable youth: What can we learn from Youth Perspective?

14.03.2018
At the EXCEPT final conference on March 14th 2018, Sonia Bertolini, University of Turin, Italy, presented EXCEPT Comparative Qualitative Analysis. The objective of such analysis was to understand feelings and coping strategies of young people  in different phases of the life course. This bottom-up approach helps to bring out voice of youth and understand things from their perspective. In h...
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Closing remarks by Hans-Peter Blossfeld from University of Bamberg, Germany at the EXCEPT final conference

Closing remarks by Hans-Peter Blossfeld from University of Bamberg, Germany at the EXCEPT final conference

14.03.2018
In his closing speech Hans-Peter Blossfeld raised a list of important remarks regarding social research and policy implications. He talked on the importance of context and historic development to understand why the same policies have different effect in different countries. He went on to talk about the importance to differentiate among different groups of young people. finally, he discussed why im...
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