Month: December 2014

Professor Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (Oxford University) and Lisa Nandy MP discuss EU migration

Professor Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (Oxford University) and Lisa Nandy MP discuss EU migration and what the real issues are. The event was organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London Office and Compass. It was also the launch of the SEJ Research Essay on the same topic (…) Martin Seeleib-Kaiser and Lisa Nandy MP »

May blog from The University of Oviedo (in Spanish)

Style partner Begoña Cueto Iglesias updated her blog, Informe Espania. Informe Espania, May blog »

Transitions In and Out of Unemployment among Young People in the Irish Recession

Kelly, E., McGuinness, S., O’connell, P. J., Haugh, D. and GonzÁlez Pandiella, A., (2014) Transitions In and Out of Unemployment among Young People in the Irish Recession Comparative Economic Studies 56, 616-634 (December 2014) | doi:10.1057/ces.2014.23 Abstract: Young people have been hit hard by unemployment during the Irish recession. While much research has been undertaken to study the effects... »

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... »

Expert Roundtable: ‘Social Inclusion through VET – New Opportunities for NEETs’

Kari P Hadjivassiliou was invited to take part in the expert roundtable Social Inclusion through VET – New Opportunities for NEETs which was organized by SOLIDAR on 19th November 2014 in the European Parliament. The event was chaired by Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR Secretary General and was hosted by the MEP Brando Bonifeo, meme of the European Parliament’s Employment Committee. Kari spoke about the magn... »

Federal Reserve Bank & Rutgers Uni Conference Summary

Kari P Hadjivassiliou was invited to take part in the Panel on ‘European Workforce Development Policies: Lessons for the United States’ at the conference, Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century. This conference, held on 15-17 October 2014 in New Jersey (Rutgers University), was cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City and the John J. Heldri... »

LAB meeting, Czech Republic

Prague, 20 November 2014. Metropolitan University Prague organised a Local Advisory Board Meeting. The main aim was to discuss the first research results collected by the MUP team with the stakeholders involved (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs, Labour Office of the Czech Republic, Czech National Disability Council, and Educa International. The meeting also benefited from the prese... »

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference: Inequalities in Youth Transitions – mini–conference

The mini-conference empirically scrutinises youth labour market transitions from a comparative perspective; it examines how policy regimes and patterns of inequality are being reformed or reproduced; and it draws out the theoretical implications of these for institutional theory. How are different actors, within and beyond nation states, defining the ‘problem’ of youth unemployment? How do welfare... »


The 13th October 2014, three STYLE partners (University of Turin, University of Trento and University of Brighton) involved in WP8 Family drivers met in Turin to discuss the work-in-progress for task 1 (Work-poor families) and task 2 (Family strategies). The research group from the University of Turin included Marianna Filandri, Tiziana Nazio and Nicola Negri, the research group from the Universit... »

Katarina Lindahl on the Youth Employment Package

  Katarina Lindahl from DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion outlined a range of policies resulting from the Youth Employment Package including the Youth Guarantee, Recommendations for a Quality Framework for Traineeships ad Apprentices & encouraging the mobility of young people in the EU. The Youth Guarantee is an outcome-based approach involving a long-term structural reform, inc... »

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