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New Publication “Youth as actor of social change”

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Buchcover akteurinnen-band-juventa.jpg “Youth as actors of social change”, in the series “youth research” appeared in the publishing house “Juventa”. In the book edited by Axel Pohl, Barbara Stauber and Andreas Walther, results from national and international comparative studies on “Changed transition curves, structural barriers and coping strategies” are presented.

It takes up the topic of the European research project UP2YOUTH and deals with different thematic and methodological perspectives on the act of teenagers and young adults.

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GOETE Kick-off meeting

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Foto TübingenOn 29 January 2010 the new EU-funded research project “Governance of educational trajectories in Europe” (GOETE) will celebrate its start with a public symposium.

IRIS is a partner within GOETE which is coordinated by the Institute of Educational Science of the University of Tübingen.
More information can be found at the website of the Institute:

 

GOETE Symposium Programme

New European research project from January 2010: GOETE

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Since January 2010 IRIS is part of the European research project “Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe. Access, coping and relevance of education for young people in European knowledge societies in comparative perspective (GOETE)”.

There are 13 partner institutes from 8 European countries involved (Germany, Finland, France, UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Slovenia). The multidisciplinary consortium brings together researchers from such diverse areas as social education, educational science, comparative educational science, policy studies, sociology, social work and economics.

The project is funded for three years by the European Commission’s 7th framework programme for research. It is coordinated by Dr. Andreas Walther, Institute of Educational Science, University of Tübingen.

Details of the GOETE-Project

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Since January 2010, IRIS is a partner in the European research project: “Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe. Access, coping and relevance of education for young people in European knowledge societies in comparative perspective (GOETE)”.

The study is about educational careers of children and young people from the transition out of the primary to secondary education up to the transition in further education or training programs.  It deals with the social embeddedness and regulation of educational trajectories and the interaction between formal, non-formal and informal education as well as the relationship between education and social support. Its focus is on access, management and relevances of education in the educational careers of disadvantaged young people.

The study is based on the combination of CV and Governance Research in a comparative perspective. It is about different constellations of inequality in and because of  education, as well as different conditions between the education system and the welfare state, respectively school, youth services and everyday worlds.

The study follows a mixed-methods approach, consisting of surveys with students and head teachers, case studies in schools, interviews with experts, in education policy responsible and influential representatives, as well as a comparison of models of teacher education.

There are 13 partners from 8 European countries involved (Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia) and different disciplines (Social pedagogy, school education, comparative education, political science, sociology, social work, economics).

The project is funded over three years in the 7th Framework Programme of the EU, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Andreas Walther at the Institute for Social Education and Adult Education of the University of Frankfurt/Main.

Contact at IRIS: Andrea Bosch, Gebhard Stein, Axel Pohl

The European research project FATE

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Comparative analysis on the changed role of the family against the background of longer and more complicated transitions of young women and men into work an economic independency.
The ‘Families and Transitions in Europe’ research project has been funded under the Improving the Human Potential key action of the European Commissions Fifth Framework Programme. It was developed and carried out in the framework of the European research network EGRIS and has been coordinated by the School of Policy Studies at the University of Ulster (Andy Biggart).

In the light of rapid socio-economic change, young people are becoming increasingly dependent on their families for a protracted period of time. The aim of the project was to examine the families role in facilitating or constraining active life management in the transition from education to the labour market, across different European models of State support for young people and their families.
FATE was a comparative research project, involving partners from nine European countries resp. regions (Bulgaria, Danmark, Germany East and West, United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain). It has explored how families deal with changing dependencies within youth and young adulthood, which strategies they develop and to which extent the availability of family resources impact on decision making processes of young women and men. To answer these questions, a comprehensive approach is necessary, which takes into account structural, institutional, cultural and subjective aspects.

The first phase gave an overview over structural and institutional factors of transitions by secondary analysis. The second phase consisted of a questionnaire among young people at the end of their educational transitions, generating data on their living arrangements and on their attitudes concerning education, work, dependency and family relationships. The third and most important phase of the project has been on the one hand qualitative interviews with young women and men regarding family support and the influence this support has on their transition-related decisions. On the other hand, interviews with one or both parents of these young people have been carried out. The content analysis of these semi-structured interviews followed a common thread of codes in order to facilitate the international comparison.

The study provided insights into two issues which are both central for social integration, but which up to now hardly have been analysed as interrelated: Family and Transitions of young women and men into work. Country-related as well as comparative reports have been elaborated, on national structures, on patterns of dependency and support, and above all on the ways, both generations evaluate this situation. Results have been published in the respective countries and made available for different target groups, such as policy makers, practitioners, and the scientific community. Results have been presented on a European Seminar (the European Observatory on Family), and on various national conferences.

Contact at IRIS: Jutta Goltz, Barbara Stauber, Andreas Walther

Young People and Transition Policies in Europe

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European Conference for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners on the experiences of young people with support measures for transitions to work, 6-8 June 2002 in Madrid.

From 6 to 8 June 2002 IRIS together with AREA (Asociácion Regional y Europea de Análisis, Valencia) and in collaboration with the Spanish Youth Institute organised a European conference on “Young People and Transition Policies in Europe”. The conference addressed policy makers, institutional representatives and researchers.

The project started from the observation that existing policies struggle with addressing transition related risks of social exclusion effectively. High shares of dropping out and ‘status zer0’ youth withdrawing from formal transition agencies, and of those who are unemployed after participating in training or employment schemes stand for ‘misleading trajectories’: integration policies reproducing exclusion instead. Although focussing different aspects of youth transitions and transition policies the selected projects shared a holistic perspective aiming at integrating systemic and subjective dimensions of social integration; this means matching with changing labour markets as well as meeting young people’s subjective needs and satisfaction. Under conditions of de-standardised transitions the compartmentalisation of transition related policies – education, training, labour market policies, welfare, youth policy – tends to reinforce structures of selectivity and segmentation contributing to social inequality according to education and social background, gender, and ethnicity. The concept of Integrated Transition Policies, one of the joint concepts referred to, aims at a coordination of policies in a biographical perspective which reflects the specificity of individual cases and allow for the active participation of young people as actors of their transitions.

The discussions during the conference centred around policy dilemmas arising from  the research presentations such as the contradictions between competence and employability or between flexibility and security, questions how to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged without stigmatising them and also how to assess the effects of transition policies which includes the question for success criteria which are more comprehensive than counting participants placed in (some) jobs after a scheme.

All participants confirmed that the conference provided a unique opportunity of dialogue between research and policy taking place in a friendly and collaborative atmosphere. A book publication containing the conference proceedings has been published with the Policy Press (López Blasco, A., McNeish, W. & Walther, A. (eds.) (2003) Contradictions of Inclusion: Young People and Policies for Transitions to Work across Europe. Bristol: Policy Press).

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1999-2000 Dead end streets…

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“Sackgassen – Umleitungen – Überholspuren?” – Risks of exclusion and new perspectives in transitions to work

Transnational Knowledge Transfer Project

I. Objectives

This project aimed at improving the situation of young people in their transitions to work by furthering the dialogue between research, practice and policy-making. For this aim, regional conferences were held in four European partner regions to discuss the outcomes of the TSER-funded research network “Misleading Trajectories”).

In Baden-Württemberg there were the following events held:

  • a regional symposium on 20.10.99 in Hohenwart/Pforzheim
  • a further training seminar for pratitioners in the field of transitions to work

II. Partners

The parters within the four regions were:

  1. LIBRA, Cooperativa Sociale di Intervento e Ricerca, Ravenna, Italy
  2. Hope Street, International Arts, Training and Development, Liverpool, UK
  3. AREA (Asociación Regional y Europea de Análisis), Valencia, Spain
  4. IRIS (Institut für regionale Innovation und Sozialforschung) e.V., Tübingen, Germany

II. Project staff at IRIS

Axel Pohl, Sabine Schneider, Barbara Stauber, Andreas Walther

With support from the European Commission’s programme on “Measures to combat social exclusion”

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Details on Misleading Trajectories

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Misleading Trajectories CoverEvaluation of employment policies for young adults in Europe regarding non-intended effects of social exclusion.

Financed by the European Commission under the 4th Framework Programme for Research, Technology, and Demonstration, “Targeted Socio-Economic Research” (TSER, Area III.4), carried out through EGRIS, coordinated by IRIS e.V.

Duration: 1998-2001

The thematic network ‘Misleading Trajectories’ has been concerned with the traps of social exclusion within policies addressing young people’s transitions to work (school, vocational training, careers advice, social security, labour market programmes). The network (involving Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain) began from the observation that many policies that are intended to ‘lead’ towards gainful employment, adult status and social integration, are in fact ‘misleading’ in terms of:

  • reducing social integration to labour market integration, thus neglecting young adults’ subjective perspectives and leading to a “waste” of motivation;
  • not considering the change of labour societies and reducing the “mismatch” between supply and demand to an individualised “pedagogisation” of labour market problems.

Theoretically misleading trajectories stand for the increasing discrepancy between social integration and systems’ integration. Institutions increasingly fail in understanding, addressing and solving the complexities and contradictions of social integration in general and individual life course transitions in particular.

One of the core objectives has been to sketch a framework of Integration Transition Policies for young adults in Europe.

Publication:
Walther, Andreas, Stauber, Barbara et al. (eds.) Misleading Trajectories. Integration Policies for Young Adults in Europe? Opladen: Leske+Budrich.

1998-2000 Third Sector

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“Advising local networks of 3rd sector initiatives – job creation for (disadvantaged) young people in the area of social and youth services”

An international project

Duration: 1998 – 2000

The Project „Advising local networks of 3rd sector initiatives: job creation for (disadvantaged) young people in the area of social and youth services”, funded under the EU „Third System & Employment Pilot Action” identified – by transnational comparison between the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, and Germany – potentials for employing young people within third sector institutions. In a second step, these institutions have been supported to set their potential role as job provider into practice – by applying tools for self-evaluation, and by creating local networks.

Project partners:
1. GENESIS srl, Bologna, Italy
2. Hope Street, International Arts, Training and Development, Liverpool, UK
3. University College Cork (UCC): Department for Applied Social Sciences, Cork, Ireland
4. IRIS (Institut für regionale Innovation und Sozialforschung) e.V., Tübingen, Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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