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Negotiating Early Job Insecurity and Labour Market Exclusion in Europe (NEGOTIATE)

NEGOTIATE is a research project examining the long- and short-term consequences of job insecurity and labour market exclusion of young people.

By actively involving national and European stakeholders, as well as young people themselves, the project will contribute to evidence-based and effective policies preventing the adverse effects of early job insecurity and youth unemployment.

NEGOTIATE examines the relationship between young people’s subjective and objective negotiating positions across economic and social dimensions affecting labour market integration and social inclusion. It approaches this topic in a trans-disciplinary and comparative manner.

The project is informed by the concepts resilience, capability, active agency and negotiation.  These  are combined with methodological innovation (life course interviews and vignette experiments) and cross-cutting policy analyses. In sum this will help improve our understanding of existing variations in the consequences of early job insecurity and labour market exclusion within and across countries and across social groups.

Contact information

NOVA – Norwegian Social Research,
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

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    • Objectives

      • To analyse how adverse labour market conditions for young adults affect their scope for active agency on the pathway to adulthood.
      • To examine young adults’ own perceptions of job prospects and their scope for negotiating their position.
      • To map the general context in which young people in Europe form their work expectations and negotiate labour market integration and transition from youth to adulthood.
      • To improve our understanding of the mechanisms leading to cross-country variations in the individual consequences of early job insecurity.
      • To gain comparative knowledge about the long-term consequences of young people’s job insecurity through analyses of the life courses of older birth cohorts.
      • To gain insights into employers evaluations and risk-assessments of young job applicants in different policy contexts across Europe.
      • To deliver new knowledge about the conditions under which early job insecurity has the least adverse outcomes for subjective and objective well-being.
      • To assess the coordination of policy measures and strategies to strengthen young people’s negotiating position in labour market transitions, integrating the horizontal and vertical dimensions of coordination in European multi-level governance.
      • To inform the public and facilitate policy learning about factors that may foster societal resilience at national and European levels.
    • Negotiate facts

      • Project title: NEGOTIATE – Negotiating early job insecurity and labour market exclusion in Europe
      • Short title: NEGOTIATE – Overcoming job insecurity in Europe
      • Project no.: Grant Agreement no. 649395 (Research and Innovation Action)
      • Funding source: Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (call H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2014)
      • Duration: 36 months from March 2015
      • Budget: EUR 2,476,609 from the European Commission and CHF 523,892 from The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation in Switzerland
      • Scientific coordinator: Professor Bjorn Hvinden, NOVA Norwegian Social Research, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
    • Participants at OsloMet

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      • Partner institutions

        • Bremen University
        • University of Brighton
        • Masaryk Univerzita
        • Universitet Basel
        • Universitat de Girona
        • Panteion University of Social and Political Science
        • Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny W Poznaniu
        • Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge
        • SOLIDAR

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