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EXCEPT published policy brief №4 Socio-economic consequences of insecure labour market positions

03.01.2018
EXCEPT Policy Brief№4 focused on the socio-economic consequences of unemployment and temporary employment. The EXCEPT research looked at short-, medium- and long-term perspectives. Different methodologies used in the research included Europe-wide social surveys, longitudinal surveys, desk research on public pension systems and expert interviews with scientific experts and business professionals. ...
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EXCEPT Policy Brief №3 is out!

03.01.2018
We are pleased to announce that EXCEPT Policy Brief №3 Autonomy is now available on the website It is devoted to EXCEPT findings regarding the association between labour market disadvantages and autonomy for young people across EU-28 and Ukraine. The situation was compared across countries and over time. This enabled the EXCEPT team to describe the moderating role of the: economic...
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EXCEPT at TedTalks in Italy

EXCEPT at TedTalks in Italy

14.12.2017
In October, Sonia Bertolini, Valentina Moiso and Rosy Musumeci from the Italian team presented EXCEPT findings during TedTalks organized by SISEC (the Italian Society of Economic Sociology) on occasion of the ‘Week of Sociology’. The presentation was based on the qualitative interviews with youth. The event took place at the theatre Espace of Turin and was video recorded.   ...
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EXCEPT event in Italy

EXCEPT event in Italy

05.12.2017
During Italian ‘Week of Sociology’, Sonia Bertolini, Antonella Meo and Valentina Moiso from the Italian team organized an event titled “Become adult, dreams and reality: Youth and labour market in Europe” The event included a photo exhibition of the Except project "YouthVision: Becoming adult today" and the reading (performed by actress) of some excerpts from inte...
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EXCEPT at the 10th ESPAnet Italia Conference

EXCEPT at the 10th ESPAnet Italia Conference

04.12.2017
Sonia Bertolini, Antonella Meo and Valentina Moiso from Italian team participated in the 10th ESPAnet Italia Conference as keynote speakers of the session "Efficiency and inefficiency of the job market: job matching and job precarity ". They presented a paper with the title: "Job precarity and autonomy of young people". ESPAnet Italia (national association of ESPAnet Eu...
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"YouthVision" photo exhibition in Warsaw

"YouthVision" photo exhibition in Warsaw

29.11.2017
Photos from the EXCEPT photo competition "YouthVision: Becoming adult today" were presented to young people and students at the Faculty of Education in Warsaw University, Poland. Participants of the competition presented their view on entering adulthood: their expectations, new emotions, fears and challenges. The exhibition will run until 8th December.
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EXCEPT project results on the future perspective of youth in Europe presented in Estonia

EXCEPT project results on the future perspective of youth in Europe presented in Estonia

28.11.2017
On 28th of November, EXCEPT project coordinator Marge Unt gave a presentation titled "The open labour market and the closed pension systems from the perspective of youth" at the seminar of Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life course Studies at Tallinn University. The presentation centred on the long-term socio-economic consequences of labour market insecurity, and looked at bot...
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EXCEPT at EU-LFS workshop in Mannheim

27.11.2017
EXCEPT Project Co-Coordinator Michael Gebel gave a talk on "The research perspective on the EU-LFS: Comparative research on youth labour markets?" at the „Working with European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS)“ workshop. This workshop was organised by the German Microdata Lab of the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS) and the Consortium of European Social Scie...
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EXCEPT Working Paper No. 16

24.11.2017
EXCEPT Working Paper No. 16 “Long-term socio-economic consequences of insecure labour market positions” is now available online!   The report focuses on the socio-economic consequences of unemployment and atypical employment for the economic situation of youth in Europe in the long-term, i.e. when leaving the labour market and transitioning into retirement. The report provides:...
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EXCEPT Working Paper No. 15 is now available

22.11.2017
The impact of the institutional setting and policies on the economic situation of youth in insecure labour market positions in EU-28 & Ukraine The aim of the paper is to study the moderating effect of country institutional context – labour market institutions and policies – of the relationship between economic hardship and labour market status among young adults in Europe. In...
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EXCEPT results presented at a conference in Tallinn University

EXCEPT results presented at a conference in Tallinn University

21.11.2017
Eve-Liis Roosmaa from Tallinn University presented the results of EXCEPT project at a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of teaching sociology in Tallinn. The conference began with presentations on the most recent research and EXCEPT was one of the projects to be introduced. The presentation by Eve-Liis Roosmaa focused on the educational trajectories of the young people interviewed and t...
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Check new EXCEPT video page!

Check new EXCEPT video page!

20.11.2017
We are happy to invite you to our new page where we gathered EXCEPT project’s videos and appearances on TV. Now you can easily access them at  http://www.except-project.eu/videos-and-tv/. On videos youth share their thoughts and feelings around unemployment, job-seeking and becoming an adult, young people experiencing labour market insecurity tell their stories. Other videos include ...
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EXCEPT identified as a best practice example

13.11.2017
Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) of European Commission published on its website EXCEPT project findings. The project is considered to be a success story and has been highlighted as good practice. http://ec.europa.eu/research/infocentre/article_en.cfm?artid=46361 DG RTD supports research and innovation through European Framework Programmes (FPs). Through the successor...
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EXCEPT results used to answer the question “Is youth nowadays worse than before?”

EXCEPT results used to answer the question “Is youth nowadays worse than before?”

08.11.2017
EXCEPT project results were used in a video to answer the question “Is youth nowadays worse than before?”. In the 1-minute video clip, Lianne Teder, teacher at School of Educational Sciences in Tallinn University, talked about two groups of youth: the ones who are active and involved in informal education and those who have trouble with complying the norms of society reaching the concl...
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EXCEPT at the Roundtable Workshop in Dubai

EXCEPT at the Roundtable Workshop in Dubai

02.11.2017
EXCEPT Project Co-Coordinator Michael Gebel was invited for a talk on "How can surveys help youth policy?". Michael spoke at the roundtable stakeholder workshop on "The role of values in family formation, education and work and subjective wellbeing: what can we learn from the youth studies for the social policy?". This workshop was organized by b'huth (Dubai Public Policy C...
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