Policy recommendations

Generally speaking, the CUPESSE project will take the following steps for transforming the research findings into policy recommendations.

  1. The CUPESSE projects aims to analyse the supply side and demand side factors of youth unemployment in Europe as well as the interaction of these factors. From this it follows that we will generally have three types of generic analytical foci. Thus, in a first step the project consortium will discuss all empirical findings to assess the extent to which they can be utilised to make statements about the role of the supply side, the demand side or their interactions.
  2. In a next step, the CUPESSE consortium will discuss how the empirical findings can be related to political measures. This involves a discussion about whether policies are in place or not, and whether the design of the policies in place seem appropriate. The discussion of how the project findings can be related to policies can address both European and national policies.
  3. The project consortium will collect these individual analyses throughout the project period and then make systematic use of them for preparing the Policy Recommendations. To this end, a document will be prepared that connects the project findings to policies in place and discusses in detail whether new policies are needed, certain aspects of the policies should be reformed or whether the policy measures should be completely abandoned.
  4. The findings will then be translated into policy recommendations by discussing their relationships with policies and by analysing the policies already in place.