Policy

New Working Paper: numerical flexibility and income security for European youth

Tracing the interface between numerical flexibility and income security for European youth during the economic crisis Copenhagen Business School Janine Leschke Mairéad Finn This paper traces convergences in terms of flexibility and security with a focus on younger and older youth in European countries. Youth were one of the groups hardest hit by the economic crisis. Young people in most European c... »

New publications from Maria Petmesidou and Periklis Polyzoidis

Maria Petmesidou and Periklis Polyzoidis have had two new articles published. The first is: Petmesidou, M. & Polyzoidis, P. (2015). What policy innovation for youth in the era of prolonged austerity. The case of Greece. Research Paper No. 20, OSE Paper Series This is available for download here: What policy innovation for youth in the era of prolonged austerity. The case of Greece. The second ... »

EC – new publication on youth policy

The EC has published its report on youth policy. The report can be found here: EC Their Future is Our Future »

Publication – Welfare States under Strain in Southern Europe: Comparing Policy and Governance Changes in Portugal, Greece, Italy and Spain.

Ana M. Guillén and Emmanuele Pavolini have co-edited a special issue of the European Journal of Social Security. Ana M. Guillén and Emmanuele Pavolini (eds.) Welfare States under Strain in Southern Europe: Comparing Policy and Governance Changes in Portugal, Greece, Italy and Spain. European Journal of Social Security, 17 (2), June 2015. ISSN: 1388-2627 Articles included: “Welfare States under Str... »

Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, attitudes, policies

A new publication by Mascherini, Massimiliano and Bisello, Martina has been published: Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, attitudes, policies Abstract: The level of youth unemployment is alarmingly high in several EU Member States, with rates of over 50% recorded in Spain and Greece in 2013. In light of the potential of entrepreneurs to create employment and sustainable growth, promoting yo... »

Semi-Sovereign Welfare States, Social Rights of EU Migrant Citizens and the Need for Strong State Capacities

The research for this report was funded as part of the FP7 project bEUcitizen by the EU Commission (grant no 320294). Bruzelius, C., Chase,  E., and  Seeleib-Kaiser, M. (2014) Semi-Sovereign Welfare States, Social Rights of EU Migrant Citizens and the Need for Strong State Capacities Social Europe, Oxford. (December 2014) National welfare states within the European Union have become semi-sovereign... »

CES Brochure on the Youth Guarantee in Europe

Margherita Bussi from STYLE advisory partner ETUI has produced a brochure on the Youth Guarantee in Europe. CES-Brochure Youth Guarantee »

Special Issue: Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe: Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State? Edited by Maria Petmesidou & Ana M. Guillén

Special Issue: Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe: Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State? Edited by Maria Petmesidou & Ana M. Guillén Published by Taylor and Francis Online, containing the following articles: Can the Welfare State as We Know It Survive? A View from the Crisis-Ridden South European Periphery Maria Petmesidou & Ana M. Guillén Pages: 295-307 Reas... »

Politics of Segmentation: Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe

Dr Georg Picot’s book, Politics of Segmentation: Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe, is now available in paperback from Routledge: Politics of Segmentation: Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe Summary: When political parties make policy decisions they are influenced by the competition they face from other parties. This book examines how party competition and part... »

Mapping Youth Transitions in Europe

A new report has been published by STYLE advisor, Massimiliano Mascherini, from Eurofound Summary: Young people in Europe continue to experience great difficulties in entering the labour market. Although the youth unemployment rate in a few Member States has started to fall, overall 23% of young European job-seekers aged 15–24 could not find a job in January 2014. In 2012, 14.6 million young peopl... »