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CEPS Project


Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe

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Jobs and Skills

01 March 2014 / 30 September 2017

The STYLE project provided a comprehensive analysis of unemployment among young people and the efficiency of policies to fight youth unemployment. The project main objectives were:

  • Achieve a critical mass of resources in collaboration with stakeholder communities
  • Provide a critical evaluation of the performance of countries and regions
  • Assess the prospects for policy transfer mechanisms (including those under the European Social Fund)
  • Provide a critical review of the mismatch in supply and demand in the labour market
  • Examine the consequences of mismatch in terms of labour mobility and migration for young people within the EU
  • Analyse the nature, rate and success of business start-ups and self-employment for young people
  • Examine the cultural context of family organisation and the pathways to enhancing independence
  • Map out the voices of vulnerable young people by identifying their different values and aspirations
  • Analyse the nature and mechanisms of flexicurity regimes and how they contribute to overcoming youth unemployment
  • Advance the knowledge base by publishing an ‘International Handbook on Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe’

Besides contributing to the overall dissemination activities, CEPS main contributions to the STYLE project were the study of skills mismatch, flexisecurity in the labour market, and the labour market integration of migrants and in particular migrant youth.

CEPS Project

Project Details

Jobs and Skills


Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe

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This project was funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
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Project Partners

Copenhagen Business School
Cracow University of Economics
Democritus University of Thrace
Economic and Social Research Institute
Grenoble School of Management
Institute for Employment Studies
Koç University Social Policy Center
Metropolitan University Prague
National University of Ireland Galway
Norwegian Social Research
SGI - Slovak Governance Institute
Swedish Institute for Social Research
TARKI Social Research Institute
University of Graz
University of Oviedo
University of Oxford
University of Salerno
University of Tartu
University of Tilburg
University of Trento
University of Turin
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