EXCEPT results discussed at the final conference of NEGOTIATE project

EXCEPT results discussed at the final conference of NEGOTIATE project

On 4th and 5th of December 2017 the NEGOTIATE project’s final conference titled ‘Scarred Youth – What can the EU do?’ took place in Norway House in Brussels. The two-day programme included different sessions and offered high level discussions with over 130 researchers, policymakers, civil society and youth who exchanged views and policy recommendations on how to tackle youth unemployment and help young people overcome the consequences of the economic crisis in Europe.

EXCEPT project coordinator Marge Unt as well as Jacqueline O’Reilly from the STYLE project and Bjørn Hvinden from the NEGOTIATE project presented the main policy recommendations based on projects’ findings. In her presentation, Marge Unt focused on the need for life course approach in youth policy in order to break the patterns of cumulative disadvantage for youth due to labour market uncertainty and employment flexibilisation.

Results from the EXCEPT project highlight that labour market problems in young years have high potential to translate into old age pension problems (see more on long-term consequences of insecure labour market positions in our 16th working paper).

The presentations were followed by panel discussion, which centred on the lessons learned from the three EU research projects.

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