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LAB meeting, Poland

In March, first LAB meeting took place in Cracow. In the group of invited experts there were representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of National Education, the Voivodship Labour Office in Cracow, Entrepreneur’s association, the self-employed’s association and researchers from the Cracow University of Economics. To intr... »

LAB meeting, Greece

Ahead of the meeting, the three stakeholders of the local advisory board (the Observatory on Economic and Social Developments of the Labour Institute (General Confederation of Greek Labour), the NGO ‘ARSIS”, and the representative of the Municipality of Komotini (Thrace) were briefly informed about the aims of the STYLE-project, the role of the Greek Lab in the research activities in which the Gre... »

LAB meeting, Denmark

The meetings with LO, DA and DI representatives have been used to get inputs for and to verify information for the Danish paper as input to work package 4 on policy innovation. In particular, we have conducted interviews with the main Danish social partners who play an important role in the Danish institutional setting around education, vocational training and the world of work. The interviews hav... »

LAB meeting, Norway

Representatives from the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise and The Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs attended the first official LAB meeting at Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) in October. The Norwegian Federation of Trade Unions did not have the opportunity to participate at this meeting.The goal of the LAB meeting was to give an introduction to the STYLE project for the LAB mem... »

LAB meeting, Germany

Similarities of German experts in assessing the situation for youth employment and education in Germany are larger than differences. This is at least remarkable because besides administrative bodies social partners were also interviewed. There were two basic outcomes of note: The field of competence concerning support for disadvantaged young people has to be more centralized and the freedom to cho... »

LAB meeting, Spain

The first STYLE-Spain Local Advisory Board (LAB) meeting took place at the Faculty of Education of the University of Oviedo on the 4th of December 2014. The meeting was organised as a seminar and involved key actors of the most representative trade unions and employers federation; the representatives of the Employment Service of Asturias and the Association of Young Entrepreneurs apologised for th... »

LAB meeting, Italy

The first LAB meeting took place at the University of Turin on 5th February 2015. It involved an engaging and wide-ranging discussion among a number of local LAB members who are key stakeholders in the fields of youth employment, households poverty and school-to-work transitions in the metropolitan area of Torino. The main goal of the meeting was to discuss and share ideas about youth employment c... »

LAB meeting, Turkey

Istanbul, January, 14 2015. Koç University organised a Local Advisory Board Meeting with the participation of Istanbul Bilgi University Civil Society Research Centre, Youth Studies Unit. The main goal of the meeting was to discuss and share ideas about youth policies in Turkey, and recent changes in youth policies. KU-SPM firstly introduced the content of the STYLE project, with detailed informati... »

LAB meeting, Austria

In the first LAB-meeting we discussed the role that young migrants from EU8-countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia) play on the Austrian labour market. In particular, employers in industries that face a shortage of (skilled) labour are interested in hiring young people from EU8 countries, e.g. in the IT/high-tech, tourism and care sectors. In... »

LAB meeting, UK

The first UK LAB meeting took place in London on 30th October 2014 and involved a wide-ranging discussion among a number of UK LAB members who are key stakeholders in the area of youth employment and school-to-work (STW) transitions in the UK. The specific aims of the UK LAB meeting were to: (i) present and receive feedback from the UK LAB members about the UK draft report (prepared as part of Tas... »