News

EXCEPT keynote lecture at the 9th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy in Tutzing

17.07.2017
EXCEPT Project Co-Coordinator Michael Gebel held a keynote lecture on “The Transition to Adulthood in Central and Eastern Europe” at the 9th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe.  He presented the key findings of the EXCEPT project. The event was organized by the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in cooperation with the Aka...
Read more
EXCEPT paper presented at Health Studies User conference in London

EXCEPT paper presented at Health Studies User conference in London

15.07.2017
Health Studies User conference 2017 took place in London last week and featured the presentation by EXCEPT researcher Olena Nizalova from the University of Kent. Olena presented the analysis implemented jointly with Thomas Middleton (EXCEPT-UK) and Olga Nikolaieva (EXCEPT-Ukraine) on the later life health consequences of youth unemployment in the context of England.
Read more

First master thesis based on EXCEPT project successfully defended in Estonia

04.07.2017
In June, Margit Rebane Züger from the University of Tartu successfully defended her master thesis: "The opportunities of youth in NEET-status due to discontinued education to enter employment or to continue education as seen by youth”. The work is based on the EXCEPT interviews with youth that were conducted in Estonia. The project was supervised by Kaja Oras, a member of Tallinn U...
Read more
The EXCEPT Estonian team will hold a discussion on becoming adult at Opinion Festival

The EXCEPT Estonian team will hold a discussion on becoming adult at Opinion Festival

26.06.2017
EXCEPT Estonian team will hold a discussion “The charm and pain of becoming an adult in Estonia and Europe” at Opinion Festival, an event which was visited by almost 10,000 people last year. Young peoples entrance into the labour market can be more complicated than expected due to a lack of education, preferences of employers or the changing expectations of young people themselves. ...
Read more
EXCEPT findings presented in Ukrainian media

EXCEPT findings presented in Ukrainian media

24.06.2017
The Ukrainian team published a blog “Youth Unemployment: Small Matter or Verdict?” devoted to the EXCEPT findings on the impact of job insecurity on health, wellbeing and happiness. The blog highlighted the short-term negative outcomes of youth unemployment and how factors, such as the overall economic situation or access to education, can deepen or mitigate the influence. long...
Read more
Representing the voice of youth in European Parliament

Representing the voice of youth in European Parliament

22.06.2017
EXCEPT Project Coordinator, Marge Unt, spoke at the "Evidence Matters" event which was held at the European Parliament on the 21st June. Marge was there to represent the young people who often do not have their voices heard and discussed the importance of evidence based decision-making. Around 100 people attended the event, including 30 members of European Parliament and other policy mak...
Read more

EXCEPT paper presented at the 4th workshop on Comparative Health Sociology in Ghent, Belgium

21.06.2017
The 4th workshop on Comparative Health Sociology: Comparing Health across Societies (CHASE) took place in Ghent, Belgium. At the workshop, Jonas Vossemer presented a joint paper with three other EXCEPT researchers (Michael Gebel, Olena Nizalova and Olga Nikolaieva). The paper addresses the potential long-term health consequences of an early-career job loss and youth unemployment. The researchers u...
Read more
EXCEPT photo exhibition at the University of Turin

EXCEPT photo exhibition at the University of Turin

12.06.2017
The EXCEPT Italian team held an exhibition of photos from the EXCEPT Photo Competition “You(th) Vision: Becoming adult today” at the University of Turin. The exhibition was launched during a workshop organised by the UNITO team on the 5th June 2017. The exhibition was free for everyone to attend, and students, professors and members of the general public came to the exhibition. &n...
Read more
Sonia Bertolini presented the first results of the qualitative EXCEPT research on a public TV channel

Sonia Bertolini presented the first results of the qualitative EXCEPT research on a public TV channel

06.06.2017
Sonia Bertolini from EXCEPT Italian team (University of Turin) participated as an expert in a news programme on the Italian public TV channel RAI3. Sonia presented the first results of the qualitative part of EXCEPT project with particular regard to the Italian case. The issues of the labour market and youth autonomy, which are central in EXCEPT project, were addressed during the interview. You ca...
Read more
EXCEPT on public TV at prime time!

EXCEPT on public TV at prime time!

06.06.2017
The coordinator of the EXCEPT project, Marge Unt, participated as one of the experts in the first episode of the new programme "Everybody's right" on the biggest public TV channel in Estonia - ETV. The programme discusses human rights and the first episode was dedicated to the right to dignified life: what the right to dignified life means and is it guaranteed for people in difficult...
Read more
Joint publication of three EU funded youth projects now available

Joint publication of three EU funded youth projects now available

06.06.2017
The first joint publication of three EU-funded youth projects (EXCEPT, CUPESSE and STYLE)  is now available for readers. The authors Jale Tosun, Marge Unt and Eskil Wadensjö write about youth-oriented active labour market policies in the Nordic and the Baltic states. The starting point of this study was the seemingly striking similarity in the number of youth-oriented labo...
Read more
EXCEPT workshop in Turin

EXCEPT workshop in Turin

05.06.2017
On the 5th of June 2017, the Italian team, based at the University of Turin, organised a workshop entitled “Jobs, autonomy, and policies. Three challenges for the future of young generations”. The workshop included a morning session, where the team presented the main findings from the EXCEPT project to an interested audience of scholars, researchers, and students. The afternoon session...
Read more

Polish team presented at the seminar “Public Policy and Human Capital” in Warsaw

02.06.2017
On behalf of the Polish team, Magda Rokicka and Gosia Kłobuszewska participated in the seminar “Public Policy and Human Capital”, held at the Warsaw School of Economics on the 2nd of June 2017. Magda introduced the main findings from the EXCEPT project, whilst Gosia presented the results on the impact of temporary contracts on job satisfaction of youth in European countries. The fin...
Read more

EXCEPT Greek team organised two symposia on job insecurity at the 18th EAWOP Congress in Dublin

01.06.2017
Despoina Xanthopoulou from the Greek team together with Hans de Witte (University of Leuven), organized two symposia on job insecurities at the 18th European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress in Dublin. Ten presenters from different European countries were involved. One of the symposia focused on measurement issues and moderators of job insecurity. The other symposium conc...
Read more
EXCEPT meets Antonio Tajani, the President of European Parliament

EXCEPT meets Antonio Tajani, the President of European Parliament

31.05.2017
Yesterday, Eve-Liis Roosmaa, as a representative of the EXCEPT project, opened the debate about youth employment between youth and the President of European Parliament Antonio Tajani as well as members of eight different political groups of the Parliament. She talked about the situation of youth based on the qualitative study conducted in the EXCEPT project stressing the point that it is not only ...
Read more

Want to stay up to date with the project?