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The sixth EXCEPT workshop in Thessaloniki

The sixth EXCEPT workshop in Thessaloniki

29.08.2017
On August 27-30, 2017, the EXCEPT project held its sixth Workshop in sunny Thessaloniki, Greece. The team discussed the latest findings from qualitative and quantitate research.  Country teams presented policy recommendations which were made by vulnerable youth, and discussed the long-term socio economic consequences of job insecurity regarding public and private pension schemes. First drafts...
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EXCEPT findings presented in Estonian media

EXCEPT findings presented in Estonian media

25.08.2017
The discussion “The charm and pain of becoming an adult in Estonia and Europe” held at Opinion Festival reached thousands through media. Estonian Public Broadcasting, as well as the biggest daily newspaper Postimees, reflected the main points of the discussion with an online article. The discussion was also broadcasted live on the page of Estonian Presidency of European Parliament a...
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EXCEPT research presented key findings to a group of teachers

EXCEPT research presented key findings to a group of teachers

22.08.2017
In the middle of August, Kaja Oras, a member of Tallinn University team, presented the EXCEPT findings to teachers interested in latest scientific research. The presentation was held at Social Competence Development summer seminar for teachers in Nõo, Estonia. Kaja told about six different educational and working trajectories of Estonian youth identified based on the qualitative interviews....
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Vibrant discussion about becoming adult involving youth, employers and researchers

Vibrant discussion about becoming adult involving youth, employers and researchers

17.08.2017
The EXCEPT Estonian team discussed the difficulties of entering the labour market with youth and employers last weekend at Opinion Festival held in Paide, Estonia. Over 9000 people visited the festival. The discussion titled “The charm and pain of becoming an adult in Estonia and Europe” was based on real stories of young people gathered through the EXCEPT project. Issues of youth w...
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Youth debate on internships as ‘stepping stones’ to employment

Youth debate on internships as ‘stepping stones’ to employment

15.08.2017
A youth debate was organised by the EXCEPT Estonian team at Opinion Festival in Paide. Two young debaters argued in favour and against unpaid internships as a possible stepping stone to the labour market. The debate initiated the discussion about the charms and pains of becoming an adult. EXCEPT researchers, youth and employers were involved in the debate also. 
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Stories of Estonian youth presented as videos

Stories of Estonian youth presented as videos

15.08.2017
Three videos representing stories of Estonian youth gathered through EXCEPT project have now been finalised. The three stories represent different issues the youth in Estonia face when entering adulthood: The story of Jevgeni represents the hardship of a young person without proper support from their parental household and the resulting issues. Reena speaks of her difficulties entering ...
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Read about the EXCEPT students work

15.08.2017
Many students from the EXCEPT partner universities have been involved with the project. They have helped in the data collection and data analysis and have been vital members of the EXCEPT team. They wanted to share with you the findings from their work. Go to: http://www.except-project.eu/students-abstracts/ to find out more. 
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EXCEPT meets with United Kingdom MP Damian Green

02.08.2017
Last week, Rowena Merritt, an EXCEPT researcher based at the University of Kent met with Damian Green MP. Until July 2016, he was the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He is now First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office. He listened with interest to the findings to date from the EXCEPT study and stated that he was very interested in the policy comparisons between ou...
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New article on the role of labour market policies in moderating the effect of unemployment and insecure jobs is published in Social Indicators Research

24.07.2017
EXCEPT researchers Jonas Voßemer, Michael Gebel, Kadri Täht, Marge Unt, Björn Högberg and Mattias Strandh published the article "The Effects of Unemployment and Insecure Jobs on Well-Being and Health: The Moderating Role of Labour Market Policies" in the journal Social Indicators Research. The article investigates how passive and active labour market policies (PLM...
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EXCEPT keynote lecture at the 9th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy in Tutzing

17.07.2017
EXCEPT Project Co-Coordinator Michael Gebel held a keynote lecture on “The Transition to Adulthood in Central and Eastern Europe” at the 9th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe.  He presented the key findings of the EXCEPT project. The event was organized by the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in cooperation with the Aka...
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EXCEPT paper presented at Health Studies User conference in London

EXCEPT paper presented at Health Studies User conference in London

15.07.2017
Health Studies User conference 2017 took place in London last week and featured the presentation by EXCEPT researcher Olena Nizalova from the University of Kent. Olena presented the analysis implemented jointly with Thomas Middleton (EXCEPT-UK) and Olga Nikolaieva (EXCEPT-Ukraine) on the later life health consequences of youth unemployment in the context of England.
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First master thesis based on EXCEPT project successfully defended in Estonia

04.07.2017
In June, Margit Rebane Züger from the University of Tartu successfully defended her master thesis: "The opportunities of youth in NEET-status due to discontinued education to enter employment or to continue education as seen by youth”. The work is based on the EXCEPT interviews with youth that were conducted in Estonia. The project was supervised by Kaja Oras, a member of Tallinn U...
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The EXCEPT Estonian team will hold a discussion on becoming adult at Opinion Festival

The EXCEPT Estonian team will hold a discussion on becoming adult at Opinion Festival

26.06.2017
EXCEPT Estonian team will hold a discussion “The charm and pain of becoming an adult in Estonia and Europe” at Opinion Festival, an event which was visited by almost 10,000 people last year. Young peoples entrance into the labour market can be more complicated than expected due to a lack of education, preferences of employers or the changing expectations of young people themselves. ...
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EXCEPT findings presented in Ukrainian media

EXCEPT findings presented in Ukrainian media

24.06.2017
The Ukrainian team published a blog “Youth Unemployment: Small Matter or Verdict?” devoted to the EXCEPT findings on the impact of job insecurity on health, wellbeing and happiness. The blog highlighted the short-term negative outcomes of youth unemployment and how factors, such as the overall economic situation or access to education, can deepen or mitigate the influence. long...
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Representing the voice of youth in European Parliament

Representing the voice of youth in European Parliament

22.06.2017
EXCEPT Project Coordinator, Marge Unt, spoke at the "Evidence Matters" event which was held at the European Parliament on the 21st June. Marge was there to represent the young people who often do not have their voices heard and discussed the importance of evidence based decision-making. Around 100 people attended the event, including 30 members of European Parliament and other policy mak...
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