Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (STYLE)

March 2014 - September 2017

The STYLE project aimes to provide a comprehensive analysis of unemployment among young people and efficiency of policies to fight youth unemployment. The project main objectives are:

  • 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) 
  • To provide a critical review of the mismatch in supply and demand 
  • To examine the consequences of mismatch in terms of labour mobility and migration for young people within the EU 
  • To analyse the nature, rate and success of business start-ups and self-employment for young people 
  • To examine the cultural context of family organisation and the pathways to enhancing independence 
  • To map out the voices of vulnerable young people by identifying their different values and aspirations 
  • To analyse the nature and mechanisms of flexicurity regimes and how they contribute to overcoming youth unemployment 
  • To 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 links to studying skills mismatch, flexisecurity in the labour market, and the labour market integration of migrants and in particular migrant youth.  


University of Brighton
Institute for Employment Studies
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
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