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GOETE final conference on March 21, 2013

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GOETE LogoOn March 21, 2013, the international research project GOETE will hold its final conference in Frankfurt a.M./Germany. Under the heading of “Youth and Educational Disadvantage: The Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe” will be presented and discussed. At the centre of attention is a dialogue between research, practice and policy on the topic.

GOETE was carried out in collaboration with 14 international partners in eight European countries (Germany, Finland, France, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, and Slovenia). The project focused on questions around ‘access’ to education, the means through which pupils ‘cope’ with the demands of the education system, and the ‘relevance’ of education for their future lives and for society. The conference presenters will explore the relationships between school and out-of-school agencies, as well as the educational biographies of students and the institutional regulation of education.

More details on the conference at the GOETE Website.

Background information on the project at our Website.

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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.

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

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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Lifelong Learning in Europe

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European conferences on the prerequisites, consequences and contradictions of lifelong learning 1996 (Dresden) and 1998 (Lissabon).

 

In 1996, the European Year of Lifelong Learning, IRIS together with other EGRIS partners initiated a series of two European conferences to clarify the meaning and the impli8cations of the conceopt of lifeling learning. The first conference 1996 in Dresden under the title “Options for the Integration of Living, Learning and Working” dealt with the relationship between lifelong larning and changed life courses as well as the biographical perspective of individuals. The second conference 1998 in Lisbon  “Differences and Divisions” addressed the contradictions between the diversification of learning and education and the persisting social inequalities. The conference proceedings have been published in two volumes (see publications).

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