ECPR General Conference 2014

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Date(s) - 03/09/2014 - 06/09/2014

Lucia Mytna Kurekova from SGI, together with Felix Hörisch and Jennifer Shore from CUPESSE at the Universität Mannheim, organised a joint session on The Politics of Welfare and Social Policy Reform at the ECPR General Conference 2014, Glasgow.


ECPR General Conference 2014 team.

The panels not only bring together researchers from both projects, but also provide a platform for other international scholars to present their research and perspectives on the many facets of the projects’ topics. The panels include contributions addressing the causes and effects of youth unemployment, the effectiveness of European labour market policies as well as national responses to the challenges that accompany dualisation, outsiderness, and young people’s transitions to the labour market.

Clyde Arc

Clyde Arc, Glasgow

The panel included comparative papers analysing the demand and / or supply side of youth unemployment in the EU during the recent financial and economic crisis. Concerning their labour market reactions to the financial crisis the EU member states face multiple challenges. On the one hand, they have to increase the competitiveness of their labour markets, handle problems caused by social hardships and invest in future development. On the other hand, many of them are forced to consolidate their budgets and reduce debt in order to avoid national bankruptcy.

The different paper proposals combine analyzes of regional markets for youth employment as well as comparative studies for all European countries. Furthermore they bring in different theoretical perspectives as well as methodological approaches to analyse the causes and effects of youth unemployment and effectiveness of labour market policies especially for young people in Europe in times of crisis.

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Contact persons:
Jennifer E. Shore

Lucia Mytna Kurekova

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