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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 their absence. After formally presenting the STYLE project, the research team in Spain and the lines of research in which the team is involved, the assistants were informed about the role of the LAB in the project, the state of the research, and the next steps to be followed. Besides formally constitu... »

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 constrains and opportunities in Italy, at the local and the national levels. UNITO firstly illustrated the content of the STYLE project, detailing in particular Work Package 8, on family drivers. The key question to LAB members was: what are the peculiar characteristics and frailties of young people ... »

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 information about Work Package 3, 4 and 8, and the tasks under KU-SPM’s responsibility. After the introduction, the main reasons of youth unemployment, and the structural problems of NEETs were debated. Main issues of debate School to Work Transition Compared OECD’s average of % 16, Turkey’s NEETs ratio reac... »

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 the near future, Austrian companies will have to implement effective recruitment strategies due to increasing skilled labour shortage in many industries. Labour market intermediaries increasingly fulfil a bridging function between employers and employees from abroad. In recent years, the number of ... »

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 Task 3 of Work Package 3) on the situation of young people in the UK and the main policies affecting them, with a particular view at policy innovation and the context of implementation; (ii) discuss in some detail the effectiveness of these policies, in particular for different youth groups, e.g. those... »