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Cultural Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship: Family Values and Youth Unemployment in Europe

Objective

The multi-disciplinary CUPESSE project carries out a comparative analysis of both the demand and supply side of youth unemployment in eleven Member States of the EU and Associated Countries (i.e. Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom). These ten countries represent the main empirical scope of the project, but whenever possible, the analysis is extended to include all European countries. CUPESSE has five main objectives. The first objective is to obtain a more refined understanding of the supply side of young adults’ employment by concentrating on how the inter-generational accumulation of social capital and cultural capital in the context of family organisation influences the economic self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship of young people in Europe. The second objective is to examine how supply-side factors and demand-side factors affect the unemployment of young adults. In this context we are particularly interested in the degree to which the attitudes and skills of young adults match with employers’ demands. The third objective is to understand the implications of young adults’ unemployment in the longer term, including the effects on the unemployed individuals and on society as a whole. The fourth objective is to investigate the degree to which flexicurity policies, policies supporting business start-ups and self-employment, and policies promoting education and training platforms are embraced by the European states and to assess their impacts on young adults’ unemployment. The fifth objective of the CUPESSE project is to present ideas for new policy measures and formulate strategy for overcoming youth unemployment in Europe. To attain this goal, the project brings together theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches from four academic disciplines, namely economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/political science
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship
  • /social sciences/sociology
  • /social sciences/psychology

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 338 559,78
Administrative Contact
Norbert Huber (Dr.)

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 480 492
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Kittel (Prof.)
VYSOKA SKOLA EKONOMICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 344 488,01
Address
W Churchill Square 4
130 67 Praha 3
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barbora Rýdlová (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 439 127,99
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Niels Gørtz Hørstrup (Mr.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 362 894,32
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Vas (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 307 948,50
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Grazia Naselli (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 336 904
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria D. Suarez Ortega (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 315 578
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Martin (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 575 279,99
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Markus Freitag (Prof.)
KOC UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 415 199,99
Address
Rumeli Feneri Yolu Sariyer
34450 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gizem Oztimur (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 430 199,99
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Dolman (Mrs.)
EURICE EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 374 695,54
Address
Heinrich-hertz-allee 1
66386 St Ingbert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irma Mantilla (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 851,89
Address
Schloss
68161 Mannheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susann Annette Storm (Dr.)
DIANEOSIS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIRIA
Greece
Address
7 Granikou
15125 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kyriakos Pierrakakis