LAB Reports

LAB Meeting Austria 2015

For the second Local Advisory Board (LAB) meeting in Austria we invited four labour market experts to discuss results of the STYLE project (Task 6.2). At the beginning, we presented the project framework and the most important results of the study that were then discussed with the stakeholders step by step. During the discussion the importance of young EU8 migrants* for the Austrian labour market was underlined. In some industries, e.g. in the tourism or the 24-hours care sector, Austrian employers are reliant on migrants from Hungary or Slovakia. Young migrants from EU8 countries tend to work in positions with poor working conditions, but they still are attracted by higher wages compared to... »

LAB Meeting Slovakia 2015

The second Slovakian LAB meeting was held at the Slovak Governance Institute in October 2015 in Bratislava. The meeting introduced STYLE project and presented preliminary findings from research tasks in WP4 and WP5 to practitioners and academics working on labour market issues and youth involvement. Invitations were sent beyond the LAB members (Profesia and CELSI) and the meeting was attended by officers from the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family and the Ministry of Education, youth organization Iuventa, government-affiliated Institute for Research of Work and Family, the Institute for Employment as well as SGI colleagues not working on STYLE. The aim of the meeting was to get fe... »

LAB Meeting Poland 2016

In February 2016, a second LAB meeting took place in Cracow. In the group of invited experts there were representatives of the Voivodship Labour Office in Cracow, Lewiatan (Association of entrepreneurs), County Labour Office in Tarnow, Advisory group ‘Project’, ‘Inret’ Culture and Leisure Industries Cluster and researchers from the Cracow University of Economics. To introduce the discussion at the beginning of the meeting the main objectives of the project, were outlined. It was followed by a more thorough presentation of WP7. The main areas of the discussion covered the effectiveness of policies dedicated to young unemployed activated by self-employment opportunities. Main features of a suc... »

LAB meeting, Hungary

The series of Local Advisory Board meetings in Hungary started with a kick-off event, bringing together the three members of the LAB. The dicussion aimed to frame the upcoming cooperation between partners within the frame provided by the STYLE project. First, the project framework was intorduced to the stakeholders. This was followed by a detailed presentation of tasks TÁRKI is responsible for within the project. These tasks mainly concern the role of family background and of parental resources in adulthood transition (Taks 8.4 and Task 8.5), as well as the changes in the attitudes of the youth towards work and leisure (Task 9.1). It was agreed that the main research results of the project, ... »

LAB meeting, France

The Local Area Board (LAB) brought together researchers from in Grenoble Ecole de Management with representatives of employers, schools and a specialist research institute in order to discuss the particular challenges facing young people in France and the links with the programme of work for the STYLE project. There were a number of key themes that emerged on the day including the importance of qualifications, the impact of the crisis and the role of internships in bridging the gap from education to employment. The strong and continued focus on formal qualifications in France was identified as a particularly important challenge facing young people. This continued focus was all the more surpr... »