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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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EXCEPT welcomed NEGOTIATE and CATCH-EyoU

EXCEPT welcomed NEGOTIATE and CATCH-EyoU

14.03.2018
Bjorn Hvinden, Coordinator of NEGOTIATE project, and Elvira Cicognani, Coordinator of CATCH-EyoU, participated in the Final EXCEPT conference. They presented the results of their projects at the final conference during the poster session. NEGOTIATE – Overcoming early job-insecurity in Europe. It examines the long- and short-term consequences of experiencing job insecurity or labour market...
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“Speed dating” with researchers

14.03.2018
As part of the main conference, EXCEPT researchers had one minute to introduce the key topics from the EXCEPT project, including health, autonomy, and youth policies. During the poster session, the conference attendees were given the opportunity to discuss in further detail the findings the researchers. The one minute presentations included: Christina Athanasiades from Aristotle University of T...
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Youth voice at EXCEPT final conference

Youth voice at EXCEPT final conference

14.03.2018
EXCEPT gathered active young people from partner countries to discuss issues important to youth across all European countries. Young people talked about internships, volunteering opportunities and pensions.  Though seemingly young people do not pay much attention to their old-age provision, the discussion has shown that many young people indeed understand the importance of savings. During ...
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EXCEPT held the final conference “Vulnerable Youth – Insights, Policy and Future Perspectives” On the 14th of March, 2018 in Brussels

EXCEPT held the final conference “Vulnerable Youth – Insights, Policy and Future Perspectives” On the 14th of March, 2018 in Brussels

14.03.2018
The final EXCEPT conference was a great success, with researchers, policy makers, representatives of civil society and youth attending and discussing new interventions for reducing exclusion in Europe. The event was opened by Kadri Sirg from Estonian Liaison Office for EU RTD and Kirsten Wilde from European Commission (REA). Marge Unt, EXCEPT coordinator also gave a welcome speech which recapped o...
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EXCEPT results presented at the International Labour Office Headquarters in Geneva

EXCEPT results presented at the International Labour Office Headquarters in Geneva

01.03.2018
On the 28th February 2018, the EXCEPT UK country team led by Olena Nizalova delivered an invited talk at the International Labour Office Headquarters in Geneva. The talk was chaired by Sukti Dasgupta, Chief of the ILO’s Employment and Labour Market Policies Branch. This talk summarised three of the EXCEPT project papers on the long-term consequences of early-career labor market shocks for he...
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New MA thesis based on EXCEPT defended in University of Turin

New MA thesis based on EXCEPT defended in University of Turin

27.02.2018
One of the Masters students working on the EXCEPT project, Alice Monticone successfully defended her thesis. Her work focused on well-being of NEETs and investigates the relationship between job market insecurity, NEET status and the use of their subjective resources such as their courage. Alice writes: “The job insecurity influences their working and social life: NEETs tend to postpone t...
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EU@WORK! SOCIAL GAME

EU@WORK! SOCIAL GAME

26.02.2018
EU@work is the latest social game from the DANDELION project. The online game was developed in collaboration with the H2020-IIRS EU-funded projects NEGOTIATE and EXCEPT, to test the knowledge and to increase awareness of EU Citizens around some of the employment challenges faced by young people.   Through a series of questions, the game will teach more about y...
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EXCEPT project was presented to young people in Umeå, Sweden

22.02.2018
The results from EXCEPT project were presented at a meeting with young people in Umeå. Both policy-relevant findings from research done by the EXCEPT team and the studies carried out by young people within their master theses project were discussed.
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EXCEPT presents its first youth blog!

EXCEPT presents its first youth blog!

20.02.2018
Patrick Cantellow is an 18-year-old social entrepreneur from Sittingbourne, Kent. Aged 15 he founded Swale Young People, an organisation that takes an innovative digital approach to youth empowerment. Patrick is also an Ambassador for a number of organisations across London and the South East, notably the NSPCC, CXK and Youth Employment UK. ​He is also one of the EXCEPT Youth Ambassadors...
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EXCEPT results introduced to the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ukraine

EXCEPT results introduced to the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ukraine

19.02.2018
On 13th February 2018, the Ukrainian and UK EXCEPT teams introduced the key project results to the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ukraine. During the working meeting, the EXCEPT researchers, together with the Ministry’s representatives, including Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports of Ukraine, Oleksandr Yarema, and Deputy Head of Youth Policy Department, Olesia Kravchenko, discussed ongoin...
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EXCEPT meets CATCH-EyoU

EXCEPT meets CATCH-EyoU

14.02.2018
EXCEPT Coordinator Marge Unt introduced the EXCEPT project and presented a selection of its key findings to CATCH-EyoU consortia, stakeholders and youth. The presentation was held on the 12th February 2018 at the projects 6th consortium meeting held at the University of Tartu. CATCH-EyoU’s aims to identify the factors, located at different levels (psychological, developmental, macro socia...
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EXCEPT shares results at the European Commission SSM seminar on multidimensional poverty

EXCEPT shares results at the European Commission SSM seminar on multidimensional poverty

08.02.2018
The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) is the European Commission's observatory of employment and social conditions in Europe. The SSM team invites analysts, economists and social researchers to discuss the issue of measuring multidimensional poverty.    At the seminar, Magdalena Rokicka from Educational Research Institute and Dirk Hofäcker from University of Duisbur...
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EXCEPT results were introduced to Polish Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy

EXCEPT results were introduced to Polish Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy

30.01.2018
On January 10, 2018, the results of the EXCEPT project were presented at the Polish Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy. The meeting was attended, among others, by the representatives of the Department of Economic Analysis and Forecasts, the Labour Market Department, the Social Insurance Department, and the Office of the Government Plenipotentiary for Disabled People. The coordinator of t...
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EXCEPT shares experience at the Data Forum in Barcelona

24.01.2018
EXCEPT Project Co-Coordinator Michael Gebel gave a talk on "Youth unemployment in Europe: Evidence from multilevel analyses using EU-LFS microdata" at the Data Forum on the Harmonization and Uses of European Microdata. This workshop was organised by the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED) Barcelona in collaboration with the Horizon-2020 project InGRID-2 and the Integrated Pub...
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