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New publication from EXCEPT researchers

07.06.2018
An article by EXCEPT researchers discussing the question if past unemployment experience explains the transition happiness gap is now published in the Journal of Comparative Economics. The profound economic and political changes of the 1990s had detrimental social effects in many domains of life in post-socialist countries, including diminishing life expectancy and growing unhappiness. Des...
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The projects 2nd newsletter gives the floor to youth

The projects 2nd newsletter gives the floor to youth

31.05.2018
In the second newsletter of EXCEPT Project the reader has the opportunity to meet the youth who have been involved in the project: youth ambassadors, students who were involved in the project through their research at bachelor or master level and people who attended the events organized for youth. The young people from UK, Estonia, Italy and Ukraine explain why the project interested them and what...
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Summary of EXCEPT results from youth to youth

Summary of EXCEPT results from youth to youth

30.05.2018
A group of young people from Kent, aged between 18-27 reviewed the key findings from the EXCEPT project and wrote the summary of the findings for other young people. They selected the main findings, which they found interesting, and which they thought would be of interest to other young people from across Europe. Read the summary for youth here.
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EXCEPT project’s latest policy brief puts the spotlight on youth inclusion policies

29.05.2018
The EXCEPT project team has published Policy brief No. 6, which deals with issues of youth inclusion policies. Based on the analysis conducted in the frames of EXCEPT project the researchers conclude that success factors of youth employment interventions include early intervention, support rather than compulsion, individualized, tailored support, integrated approach, focus on human capital deve...
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Policy brief no. 5 on long-term socio-economic consequences of insecure labour market positions

28.05.2018
The EXCEPT project team has published a policy brief which deals with the question how can future old age poverty for today's youth be avoided. While the changing structure of pension systems increasingly requires young people to invest into additional old age saving plans, increasing labour market uncertainty allows them to do so less and less. The EXCEPT researchers show that youth in gen...
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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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