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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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EXCEPT held the second review meeting at European Research Council in Brussels

EXCEPT held the second review meeting at European Research Council in Brussels

15.03.2018
On 15th March 2018, the EXCEPT team presented results to the European Research Council experts in Brussels. Reviewers acknowledged good management and work of the consortium, the ability to cooperate and were satisfied with the projects’ deliverables up to the date of the meeting.
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Policy problems and perspectives discussed at final EXCEPT conference

Policy problems and perspectives discussed at final EXCEPT conference

14.03.2018
Policy makers, stakeholders and researchers discussed policy implications of EXCEPT project at the panel moderated by Ruth Santos-Brien, Coordinator of Mutual Learning database at DG EMPL, ICF Consulting. Involved in the discussion were:   Sandra Bohlinger, Dresden Technical University, Germany Michael Gebel, Co-coordinator of EXCEPT, University of Bamberg, Germany Massimiliano Ma...
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Future perspectives: How can we avoid future old age poverty of today's youth?

Future perspectives: How can we avoid future old age poverty of today's youth?

14.03.2018
Dirk Hofäcker, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany presented EXCEPT research on long-term socio-economic consequences of insecure labour market positions based on desk research and interviews with youth and experts. He outlined the main discrepancies between current public, occupational and private pensions assuming linear work career on the one hand and the insecure and highly mobile careers ...
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The manifold experiences of vulnerable youth: What can we learn from Youth Perspective?

The manifold experiences of vulnerable youth: What can we learn from Youth Perspective?

14.03.2018
At the EXCEPT final conference on March 14th 2018, Sonia Bertolini, University of Turin, Italy, presented EXCEPT Comparative Qualitative Analysis. The objective of such analysis was to understand feelings and coping strategies of young people  in different phases of the life course. This bottom-up approach helps to bring out voice of youth and understand things from their perspective. In h...
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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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