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Policy Roundtables in Aberdeen and Glasgow

During the month of May the Research Team based at the School of Education at the University of Glasgow organised two policy roundtables, one in Aberdeen (17th May 2018) and another one in Glasgow (24th May 2018), the two Scottish regions studied in the YOUNG_ADULLLT project. The intention of these policy roundtables was to share the main findings and policy recommendations of the European research project with policy-makers, practitioners, employers and other relevant stakeholders involved in the project and that can benefit from it. Each one of the sessions started with the presentation

5th Consortium Meeting in Brussels

The 5th Consortium meeting of the YOUNG_ADULLLT research project took place in Brussels from the 14th to the15th June 2018. The meeting was organised by the University of Munster and the European Research Services GmbH, and hosted by the representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union. The sessions of the first day focused on the presentation and discussion of the comparative analysis of the recently finalised empirical Working Packages (WP5, WP6 & WP7). During the sessions the participants commented on the work presented and provided suggestions for further research developments

YOUNG_ADULLLT panel at CESE Conference

A few scholars involved in the YOUNG_ADULLLT project participated in the XXVIII Conference organised by the Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE), which this year took place in Nicosia (Cyprus) from May 29 to June 1 2018 and hosted by the University of Cyprus. The main theme of the conference was “Identities and Education: Comparative Perspectives in an Age of Crisis”. Two of the early career researchers of the consortium, Sarah Schaufler (University of Munster) and Judith Jacovkis (Autonomous University of Barcelona), organised a thematically focused panel entitled “Shaping young adult identities through

ESRC-SDS PhD project begins

Applications for the ESRC-SDS PhD Studentship linked to the H2020 YOUNG_ADULLT Scotland at Robert Owen Centre were invited internationally through jobs.ac.uk and the recruitment process completed earlier in 2017 . The successful candidate, Petri Simonen, started a four-year program of research in October 2017 (one-year MRes followed by a three-year PhD). Petri will research on lifelong learning (LLL) policies and their effects on young people in Scotland. The specific objective of the PhD will be to elucidate how LLL policies support young adults in their life courses by investigating who are the key influencers and