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Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer

Objective

Against the background of increasing labour market insecurities among youth during the recent crisis, the aim of this interdisciplinary and internationally comparative project is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the consequences of youth labour market vulnerability for risks of social exclusion in Europe. A multidimensional dynamic perspective on both objective and subjective dimensions of the social exclusion of young people is adopted in order to identify the complex interrelationships and potential risks of cumulative disadvantages and possible compensatory mechanisms. Specifically, implications of labour market insecurities for youth’s risks of poverty and material deprivation, their subjective well-being and health status as well as their ability to reach independence from parental home are investigated in a mixed-method approach. First, qualitative interviews are conducted with youths from nine selected European countries including Ukraine in order to reach an in-depth understanding of how disadvantaged youths perceive their social situation and try to cope with it in different economic, institutional and cultural environments. Second, quantitative methods are applied using EU-28 and national micro-data in order to identify the causal interrelationships and dynamic processes of youth’s social exclusion in different national contexts. Third, the diffusion and effectiveness of EU and national policies that address various issues of youth social exclusion are assessed in EU-28 based on expert interviews and policy evaluation analyses. A central objective of this comparative project is to learn about examples of best practises and provide suggestions for reforms and policies that help improving the social situation of young people who face labour market insecurities and also involve youth own voice in this process. By involving and addressing different stakeholder groups at all stages of the project the dissemination of results will be ensured.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Address
Narva Road 25
10120 Tallinn
Estonia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 651 281

Participants (9)

OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITAET BAMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 256 906
Address
Kapuzinerstrasse 16
96047 Bamberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 191 500
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIOLOGY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 189 625
Address
Ul. Moskovska 13 A
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 164 750
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 906
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT BADAN EDUKACYJNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 190 343,75
Address
Gorczewska 8
01 180 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 244 041
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 243 562
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONAL CIVIC ORGANISATION KYIV ECONOMICS INSTITUTE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 96 500
Address
Petra Sahaidachnoho Street 16 B Apt 23
04070 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations