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New article in The Conversation from Mark Smith

Mark Smith has published a new article in The Conversation. It can be found here. Please note, this article is in French. »

New research project in Romania

Maria-Carmen Pantea from BBU Cluj Napoca, Romania is working on a new research project funded by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation. A youth-centered analysis of the changes in the nature and meaning of work This project aims to gain a better understanding of the meanings young people from vocational education and training (VET) in Romania attribute to work and the main structural dynamics at play that shape their views. Starting from the idea that young women and men attending VET enter labour market at a time when the notion of labour is shifting from manual, physical work to services, the project aims to examine their perceptions in regard to the world ... »

What innovations are there in policy governance and policy learning?

  Prof. Ruud Muffels from the University of Tilburg talks about policy innovations for young people in the Netherlands »

LAB Meeting Netherlands 2015

Overview For the implementation an executive board (EB) has been established that was composed by representatives of the ‘Triple Helix” network of stakeholders in the region Mid-Brabant. The board acted under the authority of the steering group for economic development, education and the labour market of Mid-Brabant under the authority of the regional development organisation Midpoint. The board also acted as the local advisory board (LAB) for STYLE. The executive board was formally responsible for coordinating and guiding the research activities conducted for the project. Part of the research has been the design of an implementation plan for the years 2016-2018. That plan was based on the r... »

LAB Meeting Estonia 2015

Overview The LAB meeting took place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, to reach the maximum number of participants. The meeting with Estonian stakeholder engaged in topics of youth labour markets took place in the 18th months of the STYLE project. The idea was to have the seminar at a time when there are ready some preliminary research results for presentation that could insure higher interest in participating in the event and initiate discussions. In total 10 different organisations were represented by 22 participants, sometimes at the highest level possible (e.g. the president of the Estonian Trade Union Confederation and the chairman of board of the Estonian Employees’ Unions’... »