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 University of Trento included Gabriella Berloffa, Eleonora Matteazzi, Gabriele Mazzolini and Paola Villa, and the group for the University of Brighton included Carolina Zuccotti and Jacqueline O’Reilly, who joined the meeting via Skype. They also enjoyed the presence of Serena Boccardo, a Ph.D student ... »

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, including VET / apprenticeships reform. It is about coordinated partnerships between ministries, social partners, and youth organisations with investment and substantial political backing within MS governments.   Useful EU Links Youth Employment Youth Gua... »

Beijing Chinese Academy of Social Science

A presentation of the style project was also given by Jacqueline O’Reilly at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Demographics and Labour Economics hosted by Cheung Jei in Beijing. This exchange identified some common and distinct differences facing Chinese and European youth labour markets in terms of skills shortages, mismatch and waves of youth migrants to areas of economic growth. There was even time for a short game of ping-pong at their offices. These contacts were followed up by the Fair Work Conference at the University of Manchester in September 2014 that is closely linked to long-term collaborations with the ILO Decent Work program. »