NEGOTIATE – overcoming early-job insecurity in Europe

This research project is 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. SOLIDAR Foundation is a project partner.

Period: March 2015 – March 2018


  • 15-17 April 2015 Kick off seminar, Oslo
  • 20-21 September, Consortium meeting, Athens

Project Partners:
NOVA Norwegian Social Research, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
Institute of Labour and Economy, University of Bremen, Germany
Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Institute for Public Policy and Social Work, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland
Department of Economics, University of Girona, Spain
Department of Social Policy, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece
Department of Labour and Social Policy, Poznań University of Economics, Poland
Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge (ISSK), Bulgaria
SOLIDAR Foundation, Belgium

Funded by: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Twitter: @Negotiate_EU
Fracebook: NegotiateEU
Contact: Agata Patecka, Education and Lifelong Learning Coordination

Leaflet on the NEGOTIATE project.

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