UP2YOUTH policy seminar, 5-6 March 2009

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UP2YOUTH Slide“Youth – actor of social change. Findings from European youth research” is the title of the UP2YOUTH policy seminar to be held 5-6 March 2009 in Brussels.

This event is organised by the project ‘Youth – actor of social change’ (UP2YOUTH) together with the European Commission’s DG Research and other EU-funded research projects.

Make use of intercultural potential

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IRIS has been involved in the project ZIP-EQUAL from 2005 to 2008. The project has been dealing with the identification and development of intercultural potential among staff and HR managers in the field of public organisations and SMEs. Under the heading “Make use of intercultural potential”, IRIS has now published a comprehensive report.

Download the PDF version of the report.

Development of vocational guidance in Saxony

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IRIS is partner in a project commissioned by the Ministry for Economy and Social Affairs of the Free State of Saxony. Together with the University of Hildesheim and IRIS e.V. Dresden, IRIS is working on a study on the future changes in the system of vocational guidance in this region of Germany.

IRIS’ part of the study consists of three international country studies on vocational guidance systems in Austria, Denmark and the UK.

Coordination body of the study is IRIS e.V. Dresden.

Further information here

Tübinger Sozialpädagogiktag 2007

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This year’s “Tübinger Sozialpädagogiktag” – a yearly conference gathering scholars and practitioners at the Institute for Educational Science of the University of Tübingen – is entitled “Life course-related support in Europe – Learning from diversity and differences in practice”. It takes place on 23 and 24 November 2007.
IRIS staff members Barbara Stauber, Andreas Walther and Axel Pohl will be among the contributors.

Barbara Stauber’s contribution is “Life course, biography, transitions – what should services be based on?”. Andreas Waltherwill give a talk on “Which kind of support do you get? Life course regimes in Europe in comparative perspective”. Axel Pohl will be inputting into a working group on “Youth and Migration: what does integration mean?”

The complete programme is available at http://www.erziehungswissenschaft.uni-tuebingen.de

EQUAL project “ZIP” has started

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In November 2005, IRIS has started a cooperation in the EQUAL development consortium “ZIP”.
ZIP will develop new ways on how to deal with diversity in transitions to work. The partnership is coordinated by Stuttgart based training provider ENAIP.


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