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Policies Supporting Young People in their Life Course. A Comparative Perspective of Lifelong Learning and Inclusion in Education and Work in Europe

Objective

Most European Lifelong Learning (LLL) policies have been designed to create economic growth and, at the same time, guarantee social inclusion (EC 2010). First, we will study how different LLL policies are compatible with each other in terms of their orientations and objectives and how each policy considers the needs of ‘young adults’. Second, we will research the intended and unintended effects of policies on young adults. In this regard, we will look into relevant social developments such as life course de-standardisation processes and into an emerging new political economy of skills. Third, we will generate new knowledge about regional and local policymaking, with particular attention to actors, dynamics, and trends. By focusing on their regional/local context, we will elucidate the interaction and complementarity of LLL policies with other sectors of society, thus contributing to a better understanding of current fragmentation and discrepancies, in order to set parameters for future decision-making support systems.
The project will first contribute new knowledge of the impact of LLL policies on young adults’ life courses, yielding insights on the conditions, strategies, and necessities for policies to become effective. In addition, it will provide insights on the innovations and potentials they unlock, in particular with view to informal and non-formal learning to better address vulnerable groups. Second, the project contributes to a better understanding of the structural relationships and functional match between education/training and the labour market sectors. Third, the project will provide a thorough review of regional policies and initiatives in the countries studied, laying bare distinct dynamics and trends, but also mismatches and redundancies. In particular, the project aims at identifying successful programmes in terms of sustainable solutions in integrating labour market with, social inclusion as well as their transferability to other contexts.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/political economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 437 765

Participants (14)

Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Germany
EU contribution
€ 246 928,75
Address
Kunzenweg 21
79117 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 137 607,50
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PLOVDIVSKI UNIVERSITET PAISIY HILENDARSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 80 375
Address
24 Tzar Asen
4000 Plovdiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOUTH-WEST UNIVERSITY NEOFIT RILSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 83 812,50
Address
Ivan Mihailov Street 66
2700 Blagoevgrad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, UCITELJSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 61 490
Address
Savska Cesta 77
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 399 893,75
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 91 750
Address
Alameda Da Universidade
1649-013 Lisbon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 129 746,25
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 171 003,75
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 223 050
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 148 702,50
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 118 033,75
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 108 918,75
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN RESEARCH SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 59 997,50
Address
Roentgenstrasse 19
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)