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First EXCEPT results approved by European Research Council

First EXCEPT results approved by European Research Council

22.06.2016
On June 22nd 2016, the EXCEPT team presented the first year’s results to the European Research Council experts in Brussels. Overall 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 issues. P...
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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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Review of the EXCEPT project’s first year in Tallinn

10.06.2016
On the 10th of 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 intervie...
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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

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), the Union of Open Youth Centers, 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 applicability...
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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. The authors look beyond unemployment rates and focus on the direct effects of the recent economic recession on young people’s daily lives. The book examines in detail the consequences ...
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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 the 17th of 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...
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