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Negotiating early job-insecurity and labour market exclusion in Europe

Objective

Through an innovative use of four key concepts (resilience, capability, active agency and negotiation) and primary data (life course interviews, vignette experiments), NEGOTIATE will deliver gender-sensitive comparative knowledge about consequences of early job insecurity. We move beyond the state-of-the-art by investigating the linkages across macro, meso and micro levels as mechanisms of early job insecurity. General labour market processes and a severe employment crisis currently define the macro level. The micro level is characterised by young people with unequal opportunities to influence individual job prospects. The organisation of meso level structures creates differential access to public and private support within and across countries. NEGOTIATE’s core question is how young people’s scope for agency interacts with different layers of structural conditions in a multi-level governance system. By actively involving national and European stakeholders – including young people – NEGOTIATE will contribute to policies that promote the employability of young Europeans, thus maximising societal and scientific impact. We will observe the present, learn from the past and project the future to inform policies that help prevent early labour market exclusion and adverse effects of job insecurity in the short and long term, thereby leading Europe closer to the Europe 2020 goals.
A trans-disciplinary Consortium of nine research institutions – from BG, CZ, DE, EL, NO, PL, ES, CH, UK – and one international CSO will implement NEGOTIATE. The participating countries are differently affected by the economic crisis and display historical variations across key institutional factors, such as welfare state arrangements, employment relations and youth transition regimes. The participation of SOLIDAR will strengthen NEGOTIATE’s policy impact. Overall, the participants’ wide set of research skills enable a rich combination of advanced quantitative and qualitative comparative analyses.

Call for proposal

H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET
Address
Pilestredet 46
0167 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 878 670

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 925
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 305 028
Address
Lewes Road Mithras House
BN2 4AT Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 165 825
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 217 253
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANTEIO PANEPISTIMIO KOINONIKON KAIPOLITIKON EPISTIMON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 211 435
Address
Odos Syngrou 136
176 71 Kallithea Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET EKONOMICZNY W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 130 222
Address
Al Niepodleglosci 10
61 875 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIOLOGY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 173 178
Address
Ul. Moskovska 13 A
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOLIDAR FOUNDATION FOR HUMANITARIAN, DEVELOPMENT AND EUROPEAN COOPERATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 117 073
Address
Rue De Pascale 4-6
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other