Youth (un-)employment in post-crisis Europe

25 January 2018 // Polis conference centre, Rue due Trône 98 // Brussels, Belgium

The project CUPESSE is hosting a final stakeholder event in Brussels on Thursday 25th January 2018. A broad network of researchers and practitioners from the fields of economics, political science, psychology, and sociology will come together to discuss the project’s findings on causes and consequences of youth unemployment and the effectiveness of relevant policy measures in Europe. Presentations of findings and policy recommendations generated from the project, critical reflections by external stakeholders and open discussion sessions will facilitate exchange and networking amongst stakeholders and policy makers.

The workshop will be organised along the following key topics:

  • The Supply Side of Youth (Un)Employment – The Youth’s Perspective
  • Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment
  • Long-term effects of unemployment on young adults
  • Policy Responses to promote youth employment

For each of these themes, a partner of the CUPESSE consortium will give a keynote lecture after which experts from science and practice will respond and the floor will be opened for debate and discussion. The event will finish with a round table focussing on Youth Employment Politics and Practice in Spain, followed by a reception to mark this closing event.

If you wish to attend please send an e-mail to final-meeting@remove-this.cupesse.eu with following details:

  • Title, Name, Organisation, Role within that Organisation
  • Special requirements (dietary, mobility, other)

There are no registration fees but guests are required to organise and provide for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Schedule

  • 08:30 – 09:00
    Registration
  • 09:00 – 09:20
    WELCOME, CONTEXT AND FRAMING
    Jale Tosun, University of Heidelberg
  • 09:20 – 10:20
    Speaker
    Respondents
    SESSION 1: THE SUPPLY SIDE OF YOUTH (UN-)EMPLOYMENT – THE YOUTH’S PERSPECTIVE
    Maurizio Caserta, University of Catania, Italy
    Judith Kalman, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary
    Christina Meiser, European Youth Parliament, Germany
  • 10:20 – 10:50
    Coffee Break
  • 10:50 – 11:50
    Speaker
    Respondents
    SESSION 2: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SELF-EMPLOYMENT
    Martin Lukes, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic
    Radha Jagannathan, Rutgers University, USA
    Karel Havlíček, Association of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Czech Republic
  • 11:50 – 12:50
    Speaker
    Respondents
    SESSION 3: LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF UNEMPLOYMENT ON YOUNG ADULTS
    Bernhard Kittel, University of Vienna, Austria
    Rick Hoyle, Duke University, USA
    Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR, Belgium
  • 12:50 – 13:45
    Lunch Break
  • 13:45 – 14:50
    Speaker
    Respondents
    SESSION 4: POLICY RESPONSES TO PROMOTE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
    Jale Tosun, Heidelberg University, Germany
    Paolo Graziano, Bocconi University, Italy
    Alexa Meyer-Hamme, Fundación Bertelsmann, Spain
    Stephan Thalhofer, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
    Romain Boitard, Delegation of the EU to Montenegro
  • 14:50 – 15:20
    Coffee Break
  • 15:20 – 16:20
    ROUND TABLE: POLITICS MEETS PRACTICE
    José L. Arco, University of Granada, Spain
    Florentino Felgueroso, Foundation for the Study of Applied Economics (Fedea), Spain
    Patricio Pérez Pacheco, International Secretariat of FECCOO, Spain
    Antonio García, European Commission
  • 16:20 – 16:30
    CLOSING REMARK
    Georgios Papanagnou, European Commission
  • 16:30
    Reception - All guests are welcome to join us for a closing reception