News & Events

  • Report by Eurofund investigates social inclusion of young people

    Summary: Since the onset of the economic crisis, the unemployment level among young people has risen sharply and although an improvement is now being registered some EU countries still have stubbornly high youth unemployment rates. Young people, especially those who are not in employment, education or training (NEET), are now the group at highest risk of social exclusion, with severe consequences...

  • EU Youth Report 2015 released

    The European Commission has published its EU Youth Report 2015 which presents a picture of the situation of young people in Europe and informs about actions taken by the EU and Member States to support young people.

  • “Youth-proofing” the CUPESSE survey questionnaire

    The CUPESSE team from Newcastle University met with a group of young people to "youth proof" the survey questionnaire developed by the project during the last months. Youth proofing is a process of redesigning and rewording documents with the goal of rendering them both appealing and accessible to young people. The group of young adults engaged critically and enthusiastically with all...

  • Jale Tosun part of round table on the future of Europe

    Jale Tosun (coordinator of the CUPESSE Project) joined Peter Simon (Member of the European Parliament), Dr. Gerhard Schick (Member of the German Bundestag), and Constantin Schäfer (Co-founder of Bringing Europeans Together Association e.V.) as part of a round table discussion on the topic of “Europe – A model with a future?”. The event took place in Mannheim, Germany, on 3 September 2015. The...

  • Two Awards for CUPESSE scientists

    Cristina Balea and Robert Strohmeyer from the CUPESSE team have received Academic achievement and Best paper awards. Academic Achievement Award Cristina Balea (CEU) is the recipient of the Central European University's Academic Achievement Award for First-Year Doctoral Students, a prestigious award recognizing the outstanding performance of PhD students early in their doctoral career. While the...

  • CUPESSE 3rd Progress Meeting in Vienna

    The CUPESSE team met in Vienna on 18-19 June 2015 for the project’s third progress meeting. CUPESSE members were joined by Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Policy Advisor for the project and Director of Information at Athens Information Technology, as well as by Georgios Papanagnou, the Project Officer from the European Commission. At the meeting, great progress towards finalizing the survey instrument that...

  • Second Policy Brief published within CUPESSE

    The second CUPESSE policy brief in a row of 6 briefs has been published. It deals with the impact of labour market policies on entrepreneurial activities. It aspires to find answers to the question ‘what factors influence nascent entrepreneurship of the unemployed?’ and aims specifically at better understanding the role of labour market policies and presenting policy recommendations. The next...