January 26th, 2023 | News
Project researcher Dimitris Manoukas talked about Cowork4YOUTH and specifically about its objectives, research-related WPs and outputs!
To watch the full online event:
January 18th, 2023 | News
Cowork4YOUTH in Brussels!
Cowork4YOUTH was presented at a session on youth employment titled “Enganging youth in rural areas” by our project partner ELARD aisbl, in the framework of the European LEADER Congress that took place on 18-19 December at the European Parliament in Brussels!
December 18th, 2023 | News
Today, at the final event of the fellow Fund for Youth Employment 𝐘𝐄𝐒! 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 held in Athens, Greece, Cowork4YOUTH‘s going to be represented by Dr Ioannis Papageorgiou, from project partner Rhodes Project SCE, who will talk about skills gap and brain drain/ policy recommendations!
December 21st, 2023 | News
Great news keep coming for Cowork4YOUTH
Another output delivered!
The paper prepared in the framework of the Output 8 by Paul Redmond and Ciara MacFadden from our project partner #ESRI in Ireland just got published in the Economic and Social Review!
November 3rd, 2023 | News
New issue for the Regional Funds Online Magazine and we’re happy to announce our project’s contribution once again! Articles about future challenges and possible changes that will affect/ influence youth employment, as well as Cowork4YOUTH‘s presence in events held in Spain, Greece and Sweden.
Don’t miss it! ?
October 27th, 2023 | News
Cowork4YOUTH keeps going places!
Our researcher Dimitris Manoukas spent a couple of weeks at the Southill Hub in Limerick, Ireland, conducting research on behalf of our project, mapping best practices across Europe!
And we still have more to go! Stay tuned
October 13th, 2023 | News
Cowork4YOUTH was recently the proud host of a session at the 31st Nordic Symposium on Hospitality and Tourism Research. The session was entitled “Tourism Work and Workers: Seeking Dignified Labour out of Precariousness” and it was chaired by our own Dimitri Ioannides and Kristina Zampoukos
By the way, this wasn’t just any old symposium. Hosted by our partner ETOUR, the 31st Nordic Symposium was a record breaker with over 200 participants from 18 countries!
October 10th, 2023 | News
Our researchers have been keeping busy lately!
On 4th September, Dimitris Manoukas was in Barcelona. He participated in the Policy Working Group of COST Action: CA18214 – The Geography of New Working Spaces and the Impact on the Periphery.
On 29th September, Antigoni Papageorgiou presented part of the Cowork4YOUTH pilot study at the Interreg CreativeHubs conference “Holistic networking of creative industries via hubs” in Patras.
Keep spreading the word!
October 7th, 2023 | News
It’s always great to meet your family!
It has been a distinct pleasure for our project to once again be part of the Annual Thematic Seminar of Regional Funds Projects. This year it was held in Warsaw and the overarching theme was dedicated to the European Year of Skills.
Thank you all for a fruitful couple of days!
September 15th, 2023 | News
The new edition of the #RegionalFundsOnlineMagazine is out!
Digital skills and skills gaps are the main themes of this issue – and our project has contributed, once again!
Check the link below and read not only our “stories”, but also those coming from other fellow Fund for Youth Employment projects!
September 8th, 2023 | News
This Thursday, September 14th!
So, let’s talk about “Tackling skill shortages and youth precarity through Observatory-based Research”… and everyone’s welcome, in Oslo or online!
August 18th, 2023 | News
The special issue of the Regional Funds Online Magazine, celebrating the International Youth Day, is out!
The crucial role of skills development and the future of the young generation are the main topics of the articles of this special edition, and Cowork4YOUTH has contributed, as well!
Need to read more? Then click right here!
August 4th, 2023 | News
The latest edition of the Regional Funds Magazine is out!
Check out our project’s contributions, as well as a plethora of other interesting articles!
July 21st, 2023 | Posts
Enhancing youth employment is the focus of our project, therefore part of our work is to keep an eye on every possible update that could affect the job market. Consequently, the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its role on employment is a subject that caught our attention!
And the question is, is AI threatening to take over millions of jobs, or will it help people look for better employment conditions, by handling daily, mundane tasks?
July 7th, 2023 | News
Cowork4YOUTH has been going to many places lately!
The latest presentation of our project took place at the international summit of #EuroNordicNetwork – #ENN in Oslo, where Nicola Vita, co-founder and head of international projects of our partner Exeo Lab Srl, talked about Cowork4YOUTH‘s achievements so far and what comes in the near future!
Stay tuned for more updates about the project!
June 30th, 2023 | News
Keep spreading the research!
Cowork4YOUTH was present at the 3rd European Rural Geographies Conference / Rural Geographies in Transition, held 26-29 June in Groningen.
Our reasearcher Dimitris Manoukas made a presentation based on his PhD fieldwork, titled ‘Sustainable employment policies and collaborative workspaces across Europe: a meta-evaluation’.
June 16th, 2023 | News
Our favourite monthly read is now an award winner!!
The Regional Funds Magazine has been awarded the EEA & Norway Grants Communication Award 2023!
Proud to be part of the family!
Check out the latest issue here: https://youthemploymentmag.net/
June 2nd, 2023 | News
The Irish Farmers Journal, one of the top selling national newspapers in Ireland, published in the framework of the Event an article where the issues faced by young people in rural Ireland, like accessibility to transport, are addressed.
To read the full article, here
May 26th, 2023 | News
Our expertise partner ELARD aisbl with Laura Incze participated at this 2nd TG, with one of this objectives being the discussion about support programmes and tools available at EU, national, regional and local level to enhance rural youth employment.
For more info on Cowork4YOUTH‘s presentation and the TG :
May 11th, 2023 | News
The Cowork4YOUTH Open Event took place at the #ESRI in Dublin this Thursday, May 11th, with plenty of participants and attendees!
Stay tuned for the detailed article!
April 28th, 2023 | News
Thursday, May 11th
Economic and Social Research Institute (#ESRI) in Dublin, Ireland
Academics, organisations and a panel consisting of individuals from relevant government departments and state agencies will address youth employment issues.
Moreover, in line with Cowork4YOUTH‘s synergy policy, organisations from other fellow Fund for Youth Employment projects will also participate!
Visit the #ESRI‘s page for more:
April 7th, 2023 | News
Your informative as well as entertaining Youth Employment Magazine‘s new issue is out!
Check out the contribution of Cowork4YOUTH, as well as others’ fellow Fund for Youth Employment projects and stay informed about our updates!
To enter the world of the Youth Employment Magazine, click
March 24th, 2023 | News
The Cowork4YOUTH project is excited to present its second output: the Employment Observatory!
A clear and user-friendly presentation of reliable and useful data on youth employment in European regions!
Get to know the Observatory: Check this short video with info and tips!
March 3rd, 2023 | News
Digitalisation, green transition, population ageing, mismatch between the education system and labour market demands are identified as some of the “key drivers” of skills shortages that were exarcebated during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Thematic Review 2023 by the European Centre of Expertise (ECE).
Identifying current and future needs for skills and investing in new technologies are some of the policies adopted for tackling these skills shortages.
February 24th, 2023 | News
Or, why do people leave their jobs?
According to Eurostat, in the third quarter of 2022, 3.5 million people left their jobs in the EU, and more than 2/3 of them left because of labour market reasons, such as fixed-term contracts, dismissals or business shutdowns due to economic reasons.
Italy (89.9%), Greece (87.6%) and Spain (81.6%) are among the countries with the highest number of people leaving their jobs due to these labour market reasons. On the other hand, Ireland is one of the countries with the lowest (36.7%).
Read more here:
February 3rd, 2023 | Posts
Looking for some interesting and also informative reads for the weekend?
Cowork4YOUTH‘s Open Event in Bilbao
A compact review of the Swedish Presidency’s piorities relevant to our project’s focus areas
Check the articles, along with the contributions of other fellow Fund for Youth Employment projects, below!
January 27th, 2023 | News
Another conference presence for Cowork4YOUTH!
The European conference themed “The future of Collaborative Workspaces: a multi-scalar and interdisciplinary approach“, organised by the Urban-co-work project, took place on January 23-24 in Athens, with colleagues of Cowork4YOUTH also at the organizing committee.
Stay connected with our project:
Check out our Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn accounts @Cowork4YOUTH
January 6th, 2023 | News
2023 is the European Year of Skills, as was proposed by the European Commission, and here at Cowork4YOUTH we are excited for the promises this year offers!
New job opportunities are opening up with the green and digital transition, and with the relevant skills, people will have more opportunities to enter the labour market successfully. At Cowork4YOUTH, what makes us even more happy as a project that works for enhancing youth employment, is the special focus that will be given in women and young people – and particularly the #NEETs!
So, Happy New Year 2023 with more skills, more jobs and less unemployment for everyone!
December 16th, 2022 | News
Cowork4YOUTH in Brussels!
On December 13-14th the Annual Seminar for projects under the EEA and Norway Grants Regional Funds was held in Brussels. A unique opportunity for networking, exchange of experiences, and learning, this year’s event was dedicatd to the European Year of Youth #EUYearofYouth.
Naturally, our project was there! Not only that, but on Wednesday our Project Manager Aggeliki Demertzi presented on the subject of “Good practices in data driven result management”.
Aggeliki presented some results form the Cowork4YOUTH Baseline Study and the Observatory, and highlighted issues concerning the uptake of research results by policymakers.
Thank you to everyone, we’re already looking forward to participating again next year!
December 9th, 2022 | News
So… what’s Cowork4YOUTH‘s Baseline study about?
Dr Elish Kelly, Senior Research Officer at our Irish Cowork4YOUTH partner, the Economic and Social Research Institute-ESRI, talks about the first output of the project, the publication of the study, at the newest edition of the Youth Employment Magazine !
Here for the article:
and here for the Baseline study:
November 18th, 2022 | News
On November 30th, the Cowork4YOUTH Open Event / Workshop “Policies and interventions for youth unemployment: from theory to practice” will take place. It will be organised by project partner ISEAK, at the BBK Kuna venue, in Bilbao, Spain.
The event will start at 10am with the opening speech by Professor Sara de la Rica from ISEAK and will be followed by the principal investigator of Cowork4YOUTH, Professor Vasilis Avdikos, and the researcher from the ESRI Dr Adele Whelan.
The event will also feature the participation of various stakeholders with experience in tackling youth unemployment.
A Zoom link will soon be made available, for anyone who won’t be able to attend the event in person.
The programme of the Open Event/ Workshop is the following:
October 21st, 2022 | News
The Cowork4YOUTH headquarters have an announcement:
The ‘Baseline Study on the Impact of Youth Employment Policies’ is out! Being our first academic output, this study is a milestone for Cowork4YOUTH. It provides an in-depth account of employment policies in the project’s study countries, and will serve as the foundation on which subsequent outputs will be built.
The Baseline Study is available for download at the project’s website, along with an Executive Summary – in case you first want to take a brief peek at the content and findings of the study!
October 7th, 2022 | News
We are excited to share the following…
The 20th edition of the Youth Employment Magazine is out!
“Greening Youth: The role of Youth in the context of climate emergency” is the subject of this issue and Cowork4YOUTH is part of it once again – so, click below to check the project’s contributions!
September 23rd, 2022 | News
Cowork4YOUTH‘s baseline’s findings were presented at the workshop organised by our project partners ELARD aisbl at the European Rural Parliament in Kielce, Poland, a few days ago, with plenty of attendees!
In our project’s continuous effort to create synergies with other Fund for Youth Employment projects, the GoRemote platform was also presented at Cowork4YOUTH‘s workshop; a platform that introduces ways of training as well as remote working opportunities to NEETs!
August 19th, 2022 | News
Check out the Youth Employment Magazine special edition for the International Youth Day.
The issue is dedicated to making the voice of young people heard: read about the experiences, thoughts, and ideas of youths who have
participated in projects funded by the EEA and Norway Grants.
Yes, of course Cowork4YOUTH has contributed.
Click below to read more:
August 5th, 2022 | News
The new edition of the Youth Employment Magazine is out!
Read all the latest news from the projects of the #FundforYouthEmployment and many interesting analyses on relevant subjects,
with Cowork4YOUTH‘s contribution being substantial once again!
Click on the links below to read more:
July 29th, 2022 | Post
Employment and Social Development in Europe 2022: Initial report on the national Recovery and Resilience Plans
– click below to read the full article:
June 10th, 2022 | News
Why are youth unemployment and #NEETs important subjects?
Do socially-oriented platform economy and collaborative work practices have the potential to contribute to more effective employment policies?
Click here https://bit.ly/3tsYT0o
June 3rd, 2022 | News
Browse through its online pages and find also, except for the Open Event’s presentation, three more articles from the project:
1. The Cowork4YOUTH project: A discussion with its Principal Investigator
2. Disengagement and Social Cohesion: are individualised approaches enough?
3. Youth Employment Policies: a literature review
May 27th, 2022 | News
The Cowork4YOUTH Open Event has come to a close. A big thank you to everyone for joining us, online and in person!
What a day…
May 26th, 2022 | News
The Cowork4YOUTH steering committee at Potenza, Italy.
7 partners from six countries working together to achieve change. Plus the chance to meet the representatives of the Fund Operator of the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment and get their feedback.
See you all tomorrow at the Open Event!
May 6th, 2022 | News
Where will you be on May 27th?
Because the next open event of Cowork4YOUTH is coming to life very soon…
In ???????, ?????, at the Department of the Regional Council.
Click on the link below for more info:
Stay tuned for upcoming news!
April 29th, 2022 | Posts
Cowork4YOUTH is about examining and enhancing youth employment policies, but also what about safety in work environments?
According to the International Labour Organization, social dialogue is considered to be a key factor for building and maintaining a preventative safety and health culture, and refers to all types of consultation-negotiation, as well as the simple exchange of information between governments, employers and workers.
28th of April is marked as “World Day for Safety and Health at Work” and it is of high importance to cultivate a mindset of thinking ahead, instead of learning from incidents that could have been prevented otherwise; therefore, social dialogue, could and should be used to voice concerns around safety and health at work.
To read more about this subject, click below:
April 8th, 2022 | Posts
Coal phase out and current energy crisis – Click on the article below for more:
March 11th, 2022 | Posts
Cowork4YOUTH is about enhancing youth employment in non-metropolitan regions.
Representing our Cowork4YOUTH Greek partner, the Institute of Urban Environment and Human Resources #UEHR, https://www.uehr.gr/en, Dr Vasilis Avdikos and Dr Kostas Gourzis have conducted some really interesting research on the subjects of uneven regional geography of labour precariousness, as well as inter-regional underemployment.
Read more about their work here!
March 4th, 2022 | Posts
Cowork4YOUTH is a Research & Analysis project that focuses on enhancing youth employment in non-metropolitan regions, including tourism-dependent ones.
Dr Kristina Zampoukos and Dr Dimitri Ioannides that represent our Swedish partner, the European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR), https://www.miun.se/en/Research/research-centers/etour/ at Mid Sweden Uni, have extended research on the subject, including labour mobility & casualized labour market of tourism and its consequences for community cohesion, social integration and new dependencies.
Click on the links below to read more!
1. https://bit.ly/3hE4wm0 – From Liminal Labor to Decent Work: A Human-Centered Perspective On Sustainable Tourism Employment
2. https://bit.ly/3pD1cMj – Mobile with an agency: Negotiating the spatiotemporalities of the temp migrant worker
February 25th, 2022 | News
Cowork4YOUTH is fully under way, as the 2nd Steering Committee Meeting took place this week!
The Transnational Research Network (TRN), the Observatory, and the review papers on employment potential for #NEETs through alternative sectors & on state-of-the-art living wage, were among the subjects discussed during this fruitful meeting.Stay tuned for more news regarding Cowork4YOUTH‘s next moves!
February 18th, 2022 | Posts
Continuing the presentation with our Cowork4YOUTH partners from Spain that represent #ISEAK, https://iseak.eu, Dr. Sara de la Rica, Dr. Lucía Gorjón and Ainhoa Osés, who have performed in-depth studies on the social cost of unemployment in Spain, showing some interesting results on the position of women as well as of the long-term unemployed in the labour market.
In another paper, they focus on the importance of quality jobs and the “long-lasting scar of bad jobs in the Spanish labour market”.
Read more about their interesting work here:
- https://bit.ly/3rYkIV4 – The social cost of unemployment in Spain: Who are the losers?
- https://bit.ly/3HZTGSN – The long-lasting scar of bad jobs in the Spanish labour market
February 11th, 2022 | Posts
Having the best partners in a project is the key ingredient for a successfully executed recipe. Let’s take a look at a small part of their work on the fields of unemployment and the labour market in a wider point of view, that is indicative of their in-depth knowledge of the Cowork4YOUTH‘s
Starting our presentation with our partner from Ireland, ESRI, https://www.esri.ie/, represented by Dr. Elish Kelly, Dr. Adele Whelan and Dr. Paul Redmond and some of their really interesting previous research on #NEET unemployment, labour market mismatching and the role of higher education, as well as the impact of a minimum wage on the distribution of wages and household income.
Get a glimpse of their important work here!
February 1st, 2022 | News
The first introductory article by Cowork4YOUTH is included in The Youth Employment Online Magazine Issue 16!
Assessing the European Youth Guarantee that was established in 2013, when Europe was looking for a way to recover from the economic crisis, as well as the Reinforced Youth Guarantee, amidst the new, Covid-19, crisis. The role of the Cowork4YOUTH project is to examine the effectiveness of these, amongst other, policies.