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Young people reflect on ‘becoming adult’ -  EXCEPT project exhibition at Tallinn University

Young people reflect on ‘becoming adult’ - EXCEPT project exhibition at Tallinn University

03.10.2016
The ‘You(th) Vision’ exhibition at Tallinn University showed scenes of transition from youth to adulthood as seen through the lens of young people in eight countries. EXCEPT’s photo-competition attracted more than 200 entries reflecting on what it means and how it feels to become adult nowadays. The Exhibition opened on 28 September in Science Week, with open lecture...
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Call for proposals for the SISE conference co-organized by EXCEPT partner University in Turin

01.10.2016
Except researchers organize a panel on “Job flexibility and life course of young people in Europe” for the first Conference of the Italian Society of Economic Sociology (SISE) “The new frontiers of the Economic Sociology” which will take place in “Sapienza” University (Rome) on 26-28 January, 2017.  We invite you to submit  your abstracts ...
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EXCEPT researchers share their findings at the 4th Project meeting in Sofia

EXCEPT researchers share their findings at the 4th Project meeting in Sofia

26.09.2016
The 4th EXCEPT meeting was hosted by the Bulgarian partner institution in Sofia. EXCEPT researchers met with the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy of Bulgaria and representatives of Bulgarian trade unions and discussed the most urgent maters of Bulgarian youth labor policies. During the internal meetings the research team shared the results of their longitudinal&...
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EXCEPT Team meets with public authorities to discuss the most important issues of the youth inclusion public policies on the 21-23 September in Sofia, Bulgaria

19.09.2016
The regular EXCEPT Project meeting starts in Sofia (Bulgaria) already on this Wednesday, September 21st. The first day of a public event will gather public authorities, researchers and other stakeholders to discuss the most important challenges faced by the youth inclusion public policies both at European and national levels. The EXCEPT team will meet with the Deputy Minister of Lab...
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YOUTH EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT WORK AND BECOMING AN ANDULT ON A GRAFFITI WALL AT  THE LOCAL “HEILIG LÄNDER ROCK FESTIVAL” IN GERMANY

YOUTH EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT WORK AND BECOMING AN ANDULT ON A GRAFFITI WALL AT THE LOCAL “HEILIG LÄNDER ROCK FESTIVAL” IN GERMANY

10.09.2016
On the 10th of September 2016, the Bamberg EXCEPT Team set up a graffiti wall at the local “HEILIG LÄNDER ROCK FESTIVAL” in Breitbrunn, Germany. Youth between the ages 16 and 30 years who visited the music festival were invited to express their thoughts about the questions “What do you associate with work?” and “What does becoming an adult mean to you?&rdquo...
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“Education policies and social inequality in wellbeing among young people” – study by EXCEPT researcher Björn Högberg presented at annual ESPAnet Conference 2016, Rotterdam

05.09.2016
Depression and reduced general wellbeing is increasingly recognized as a major public health issue of the day, in particular among youth and younger adults. As is seen in most aspects of poor health, there is also a social gradient in the burden of reduced wellbeing. This paper seeks to investigate the institutional causes of inequalities in wellbeing among youth, by analyzing how educational poli...
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EXCEPT Photo Competition winners have been selected

EXCEPT Photo Competition winners have been selected

27.07.2016
EXCEPT Photo Competition winners have been selected! According to the results of public voting the Competition winners are: 1st place - Theologia, 20, Greece 2d place - Marie, 21, Estonia 3d place - Fillipo, 21, Italy A special jury prize for photographs from non-Except countries goes to Aggelos, 21 from Albania. Local exhibitions of the EXCEPT Photo Competition photographs will be o...
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EXCEPT researchers present their paper at the 3rd European Social Survey Conference

EXCEPT researchers present their paper at the 3rd European Social Survey Conference

15.07.2016
Jonas Voßemer presented a joint paper with five other EXCEPT researchers (Michael Gebel, Kadri Täht, Marge Unt, Björn Högberg and Mattias Strandh) at the 3rd European Social Survey Conference, 13-15 July 2016, at the University of Lausanne. The paper examines the effects of unemployment and insecure jobs on well-being and health as well as the moderating role of three differ...
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The 1st policy brief introduced at a seminar in Tallinn

08.07.2016
The 1st policy brief introduced at a seminar in Tallinn On 8th of July EXCEPT Project coordinator Marge Unt participated in a seminar organized by Estonian Qualification Authority titled “Methods for forecasting skills needs for the economy”. The goal of the seminar was to promote higher and better quality employment for youth. In this framework, the 1st Policy brief of EXCEPT was p...
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"Gender, early family formation and the school-to-work transition: evidence from 30 low and middle income countries" study presented by Michael Gebel at the 37th Annual Conference of the IWPLMS

"Gender, early family formation and the school-to-work transition: evidence from 30 low and middle income countries" study presented by Michael Gebel at the 37th Annual Conference of the IWPLMS

06.07.2016
At the 37th Annual Conference of the International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation (IWPLMS) in Barcelona, Michael Gebel held a presentation on "Gender, early family formation and the school-to-work transition: Evidence from 30 low and middle income countries". He presented his analyses of ILO school-to-work transition surveys from countries around the world, including EXCEP...
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First EXCEPT results approved by European Research Council

First EXCEPT results approved by European Research Council

22.06.2016
On 22 June 2016, the EXCEPT team presented the first year’s results to the European Research Council experts in Brussels.  In all, the consortium submitted on time 22 deliverables, over 50 dissemination activities and have created and developed a strong social media presence. Discussion took place on methodological approaches, first results, dissemination activities and ethical issue...
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Watch the first EXCEPT video! - young people in the UK share their fears and attitudes to labour market insecurities

Watch the first EXCEPT video! - young people in the UK share their fears and attitudes to labour market insecurities

21.06.2016
Our first EXCEPT video lets you watch young people talking about the problems raised by the project. During the ‘Rant Box’ event, in an informal environment, the UK project team asked youth to share their views on unemployment, looking for a job or help while unemployed, as well as their views of adulthood in general.    
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EXCEPT introduced to Kent University academic and research community

EXCEPT introduced to Kent University academic and research community

17.06.2016
EXCEPT features on the cover of the latest Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS), University of Kent newsletter. The newsletter highlights EXCEPT goals and activities targeting youth to University of Kent academics as well as the wider external health research community
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Check the May winners of the EXCEPT photo competition!

Check the May winners of the EXCEPT photo competition!

15.06.2016
The second round of the EXCEPT photo competition was highly successful and the best photos are available to view on our website. 
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EXCEPT Working Paper No. 6: “Another approach to risk groups identification”

14.06.2016
This paper by Jędrzej Stasiowski and Kadri Täht examines youth labour market exclusion risk in Europe. The paper’s central focus is the various risk factors and the accumulation of exclusion risk. The study applies segmentation techniques as a method of analysis. The paper compares the labour market exclusion risk of young people aged 15-29 in 27 European countries, based on the 20...
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