Media coverage of STYLE project – Irish Times

The Irish Times has covered the issue of youth unemployment in Ireland, based on research carried out by Economic and Social Research Institute researchers. Overqualified: Workers who know too much »

New blog post from STYLE partner University of Oviedo

In 2014 youth employment and unemployment in Spain exhibited  a weak change of trend, increasing (0.6 per cent points) and decreasing (2 per cent points) respectively, while youth active labour population continued to decrease (see graph). The local advisory board of the project STYLE identified some innovations in youth employment policies in the same year amidst a general important policy inertia. »

May blog from The University of Oviedo (in Spanish)

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

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 magnitude of NEETs in the EU, their key characteristics and employment challenges. She discussed how VET has proved particularly effective in improving learning and employment opportunities for NEETs and presented good practice examples from the EU. Finally, together with the other experts, she put forw... »

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. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. The Panel was moderated by Philip Murphy, Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and the other panelists were (i) Ellen Hansen, Former Senior Expert, ILO; (ii) Regina Konle-Seidl, Senior Researcher, IAB Germany; and (iii) Sebastian Patta, Executi... »