Collaborative and sharing workspaces: policies for youth in EEA peripheral regions
PROGRAM / ACTION
EEA & Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment
MAIN TARGET GROUPS
• NEETs aged 25-29
• young mothers
• long-term unemployed
Cowork4YOUTH is an Analysis and Research project aiming to increase knowledge on the impact of existing policies and offer policy suggestions to enhance youth employment opportunities in less developed EEA regions.
The project adopts a transnational/ regional perspective by focusing on a binary of non-metropolitan regions across all study countries, especially Greece, Italy, Spain, and Ireland: tourism-dependent, island or remote coastal regions, on the one hand, and regions facing energy transition, decarbonization or intense industrial decline on the other.
This binary suffers from relatively high NEET rates and its comparative study will allow for a deeper understanding of the impact of employment policies on youth and for designing more effective policies through a socially oriented platform economy and collaborative work practices. The latter is seen as a way of providing alternative means of access to a living wage.
MAIN RESULTS / OUTPUTS
Cowork4YOUTH will deliver 14 outputs, including a Transnational Research Network, an Observatory, a Baseline Study, Pilot Study, 2 PhDs, 4 papers, and two policy recommendations. Through an integrated multi-scalar methodology, these outputs will help accomplish 5 outcomes.
1. UEHR – Institute of Urban Environment and Human Resources – Panteion University (Lead Partner) – Greece
2. NTUA – National and Technical University of Athens – Greece
3. Rhodes Project – Rhodes Centre for Historical and Social Research SCE – Greece
4. ISEAK – Foundation-Initiative for socio-economic analysis and knowledge – Spain
5. ESRI – Economic and Social Research Institute – Ireland
6. EXEO LAB – Italy
7. MIUN – Mid Sweden University – Sweeden
8. ELARD – European Leader Association for Rural Development – Belgium