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Review of the EXCEPT project’s first year in Tallinn

10.06.2016
On 10 June the Estonian team organized a seminar to review the results of the first year of the EXCEPT project. There were presentations about different aspects of EXCEPT: Introduction of the 1st year of EXCEPT project; Overview of WP1 WP4 different paths to happiness; WP4 does equality make one happy? WP2 analysis of policies WP6 main indicators WP3 qualitative interviews with y...
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In their Open-Access article published in the European Sociological Review Michael Gebel and Johannes Giesecke evaluated the effectiveness of employment protection reforms for youth labour markets throughout Europe

In their Open-Access article published in the European Sociological Review Michael Gebel and Johannes Giesecke evaluated the effectiveness of employment protection reforms for youth labour markets throughout Europe

09.06.2016
In their Open-Access article published in European Sociological Review, Michael Gebel and Johannes Giesecke "Does Deregulation Help? The Impact of Employment Protection Reforms on Youths’ Unemployment and Temporary Employment Risks in Europe" evaluated the effectiveness of employment protection reforms for youth labour markets throughout Europe. They show that deregulating the...
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Capturing Adulthood: The journey of youth from around Europe exhibited in Germany

Capturing Adulthood: The journey of youth from around Europe exhibited in Germany

04.06.2016
What does the journey to adulthood look like today? Youth from around Europe answered the EXCEPT Project You(th) Vision Photo Competition question in a flash and the contrast is more than in the eye of the beholder! Since May 2016 examples of young people’s poignant words and stunning photographic representations juxtaposing triumph, despair, uncertainty, hope, achievement, and shifting r...
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EXCEPT project working paper number 5 "Overview of Meta-Analysis of Active Labour Market Programs" by Marti Taru is now available on the project website

03.06.2016
The overview looks at the impact of Active Labour Market Programs on reducing periods of unemployment and promoting employment. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses were used to assess the impact of ALMP-s. A characteristic feature of these studies is that they build on results obtained from studies which use only experimental or quasi-experimental design. The overview shows that in genera...
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EXCEPT project introduced at EU level youth symposium

EXCEPT project introduced at EU level youth symposium

02.06.2016
At the end of May EXCEPT project researcher Marti Taru participated in a Symposium: "(Un)Equal Europe? Responses from the youth sector". The Symposium took a cross-sectoral approach and explored how young people experiencing social exclusion and multiple forms of discrimination are supported within education, employment, health and policing. Marti introduced the EXCEPT project to symp...
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EXCEPT Public Lecture delivered in Tajikistan

EXCEPT Public Lecture delivered in Tajikistan

01.06.2016
EXCEPT project co-leader Michael Gebel gave a public lecture on “The transition from education to work: Challenges for youths” at the University of Central Asia in Dushanbe (Tajikistan). He presented new findings from recent international comparative research projects TEW-CCA and EXCEPT. Both projects deal with the challenges young people face in the labor market. While EXCEPT proje...
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Linking EXCEPT and Youth Guarantee schemes

Linking EXCEPT and Youth Guarantee schemes

01.06.2016
EXCEPT project coordinator Marge Unt met with the coordinators of Youth Guarantee at the Public Employment Services (Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund), at the Union of Open youth Centers, at the Estonian Youth Work Centre and at the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs. During the meeting the experiences of implementation of Youth Guarantee scheme in different European countries and its applica...
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A new book has been published by EXCEPT researchers: “Becoming adult in hard times: current and future issues on job insecurity and autonomy”

A new book has been published by EXCEPT researchers: “Becoming adult in hard times: current and future issues on job insecurity and autonomy”

30.05.2016
A new book "Becoming adult in hard times: current and future issues on job insecurity and autonomy" by EXCEPT scholars from the University of Turin (Italy) and Umea University (Sweden) is now out. In the book, the authors  look beyond unemployment rates to focus on  the direct effects of the recent economic recession on young people’s daily lives. The book examines in ...
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Presentation by Michael Gebel in Beijing:  "Gender, early family formation and the school-to-work transition: Evidence from 30 low and middle income countries"

Presentation by Michael Gebel in Beijing: "Gender, early family formation and the school-to-work transition: Evidence from 30 low and middle income countries"

28.05.2016
At the joint conference of the ISA-RC06 on Family Research and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, Michael Gebel gave a talk on the opportunities and barriers that women face at the transition from education to work. He presented his analyses of ILO school-to-work transition surveys from countries around the world, including EXCEPT country Ukraine.
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EXCEPT Project introduced to key policy makers in Estonia

EXCEPT Project introduced to key policy makers in Estonia

18.05.2016
EXCEPT project coordinator Marge Unt introduced the EXCEPT project to representatives of the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund and Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs. Both parties expressed interest in the project and hope for further cooperation. 
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EXCEPT open seminar in Tallinn, Estonia

EXCEPT open seminar in Tallinn, Estonia

17.05.2016
On 17 May The Tallinn University team organized an open seminar for academics to discuss the upcoming EXCEPT project working paper "Notion of Social Exclusion and its application to studies of Youth" by Jelena Helemäe. The aim of the seminar was to introduce the draft of the working paper and discuss how to better relate the theoretical framework presented therein, with the goals of...
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EXCEPT open seminar in Tallinn, Estonia

EXCEPT open seminar in Tallinn, Estonia

17.05.2016
The Tallinn University team organized an open seminar for academics to discuss the upcoming EXCEPT project working paper "Notion of Social Exclusion and its application to studies of Youth" by Jelena Helemäe.
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EXCEPT working paper No.4 "Institutions and the youth labor market exclusion and insecurity in Europe: A Literature review" now available!

16.05.2016
EXCEPT project working paper "Institutions and the youth labor market exclusion and insecurity in Europe: A Literature review" is now available. Using available literature,the paper aims to summarize and analyse the main macro-level mechanisms shaping youth labor market insecurity and exclusion in various countries based on available literature. The paper’s central focus is on thes...
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EXCEPT seminar in Turin, Italy

EXCEPT seminar in Turin, Italy

12.05.2016
The Italy EXCEPT team and Dirk Hofaecker from the German team held an internal seminar on the links between employment uncertainties and labour market exclusion and socio-economic disadvantage across EU-28 countries and Ukraine.
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EXCEPT researcher Dirk Hofaecker presents the book “Rethinking Gender, Work and Care in a New Europe: Theorising Markets and Societies in the Post-Postsocialist Era”

EXCEPT researcher Dirk Hofaecker presents the book “Rethinking Gender, Work and Care in a New Europe: Theorising Markets and Societies in the Post-Postsocialist Era”

12.05.2016
EXCEPT researcher Dirk Hofaecker has presented his latest book, “Rethinking Gender, Work and Care in a New Europe: Theorising Markets and Societies in the Post-Postsocialist Era” at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society (CPS) at the University of Turin. The book scrutinises pivotal aspects of women's careers in Eastern Europe, focusing on the foundations of women'...
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