Examining National Level Youth Policies From A Capability Perspective

This policy brief focuses on the findings of a Capability Approach analysis of national level youth policies and young people’s participation in 11 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and Scotland). Key observations are drawn adopting a comparative perspective; and recommendations to European and national level policy makers are presented regarding the development of innovative solutions to enable young people to live the lives that they have reason to value.

Policy brief_National Level Youth Policies_Dec 2014

Youth Policies in European Countries and their Potential for Social Innovation

This report focuses on the national youth policies of 11 European countries in relation to disadvantage, and particularly the participation of young people, in the areas of employment, education and lived experiences. It comprises 15 detailed contributions mapping SocIEtY’s findings in relation to its qualitative and quantitative analyses.

Full report: Youth policies and their potential for social innovation_Oct 2014

Executive Summary: Youth Policies in European Countries and their Potential for Social Innovation

This 46-pages-document informs in a condensed form about the 15 analyses that are prepared in detail in the report “Youth Policies in European Countries and their Potential for Social Innovation”. It focuses on the national youth policies of 11 European countries in relation to disadvantage, and particularly the participation of young people, in the areas of employment, education and lived experiences.

Executive Summaries: Youth Policies in European Countries and their Potential for Social Innovation

First policy relevant findings for youth policies towards inequalities from eleven countries

This collection of short texts is prepared for the SocIEtY workshop in Ghent on 10-12 February 2014. It informs in a condensed form about the main urgent areas of policy action; examples of success or good practice and ideas about what should be the content of "new" policies.

First policy relevant findings WP 3_February 2014



First findings on the socio-economic political context for addressing inequality and disadvantage among young people in Europe

This document comprises a collection of 14 presentations held at the SocIEtY workshop in Ghent from 10-12 February 2014. Eleven presentations refer to the socio-economic political context for addressing inequality and disadvantage among young people in different European Countries. Three further presentations include preliminary findings of secondary data analyses on inequality and disadvantage of young people in Europe.

Workshop related papers II_February 2014



Socio-economic political context

These short papers give an overview of the state of affairs and the future steps of each involved partner related to work package 3 in May 2013. They answer the questions: Who are the disadvantaged youth in the area in question? What are the key policies in relation to disadvantaged youth and combating inequalities in the particular country? What kind of programme or initiative could be interesting for the future research?

Workshop related papers I_May 2013



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