Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (STYLE)

March 2014 - 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. 


Funding source: FP7
Coordinator: University of Brighton
Partners: Institute for Employment Studies, IZA, TARKI Social Research Institute, University of Trento, National University of Ireland Galway, Democritus University of Thrace, University of Oxford, Economic and Social Research Institute, University of Salerno, University of Oviedo, University of Tartu, Cracow University of Economics, SGI - Slovak Governance Institute, Metropolitan University Prague, Grenoble School of Management, University of Tilburg, University of Graz, Copenhagen Business School, Norwegian Social Research, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Koç University Social Policy Center, University of Turin, EurActiv
Contact Person: Ana Silva