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Members of the project

Duration

Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer

Against the background of increasing labour market insecurities among youth during the recent crisis, the aim of this interdisciplinary and internationally comparative project is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the consequences of youth labour market vulnerability for risks of social exclusion in Europe.

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Marge Hunt

2015-2018

Cumulative processes in the interplay of educational path and work career: explaining inequalities in the context of neoliberalization

The aim of the project is to understand better the nature of cumulative (dis)advantage (CAD) processes in educational paths and work careers and to develop a model linking the changing inequalities between groups to a variety of institutional contexts. The project links micro-level CAD processes to the macro-processes of neoliberalization as well as to the economic crisis. 

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Ellu Saar,

Marge Unt,

Jelena Helemäe, Marii Paškov,

Eve-Liis Roosmaa, Kadri Täht,

Rein Vöörmann

2015-2020

Education as a Lifelong Process – Comparing Educational Trajectories in Modern Societies (eduLIFE)

The aim of this project is therefore to study how individuals’ educational careers and competence trajectories unfold over the life course in relation to family background, educational institutions,workplaces, and private life events.

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Ellu Saar, Kadri Täht, Marge Unt, Eve-Liis Roosmaa, Jelena Helemäe, Rein Vöörmann

2011-2016

The changing nature and role of vocational education and training in Europe

The study will contribute to a better understanding of how European vocational education and training (VET) is changing. The aim of the study is to collect and analyse relevant data at national and European level to map the developments in the field during the last two decades and examine the changes, taking into account both internal and external factors.

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Ellu Saar

Triin Roosalu,

Eve-Liis Roosmaa, Jelena Helemäe

2016-2018

COST Interdisciplinarity in research programming and funding cycles

The main objective of the Action is to better understand how to achieve more efficient and effective interdisciplinary research in Europe as to strengthen our ability to address contemporary global challenges characterised by increasing complexity and uncertainty.

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Liis Ojamäe

2014-2019

‘MYWeB’ Measuring Youth Well-Being

In this Project we explore the feasibility of conducting a longitudinal survey, which would capture the full picture of the growing-up process possibly from birth to the end of a child's education – including aspects related to the transition to work and parenthood. A longitudinal multidisciplinary would be needed to understand these different dimensions and the dynamics of these processes. Key elements of the feasibility study include:

  • reviewing current, relevant policy,
  • data collection,
  • developing options for a longitudinal study, and
  • scoring these options according to their technical, political and financial feasibility.

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Marge Hunt

2014-2016

Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in western countries

The goal of this Action is to advance scientific knowledge about the gendered impacts of extended working life on the health and economic well-being of older workers in Europe and to support informed gender-sensitive future policy, explicitly considering the differential needs of women and men. This requires exploring the differential impacts that such policy may have for the health and economic well-being of diverse groups of older workers, using a life course perspective which has been identified as an innovative approach to analysing policy impacts.

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Marge Hunt,

Triin Roosalu

2015-2019

Building Intrapartum Research Through Health - an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH)

Reducing childbirth mortality and severe morbidity is a primary concern for most governments. However, this focus on pathology has been associated with an over-extension of clinical interventions to low risk women, with unexpected adverse clinical consequences, and rising health care costs. The proposed Action will advance scientific knowledge in this area from a whole-systems perspective, using the realist research framework of what works, for whom, in what circumstances.

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Triin Roosalu,

Kristiina Uriko, Kadri Aavik,

Heili Einasto

2014-2018

Second Part of Study "Energy efficiency: cultural changes"

the aim of the study is to identify the different perceptions and behavioural schemes that hinder or promote the efficient use of energy resources within military entities of transatlantic community.

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Triin Roosalu,

Maaris Raudsepp

2015-2016

Impact analysis of the NGO Fund Programme

The overall objective of the NGO Fund is strengthened civil society development and enhanced contribution to social justice, democracy and sustainable development. This project will analyse the impact towards achieving these goals that NGO Fund has had through the projects it has supported. To this end, the experience of different NGOs will be analysed in regard to their achieving of the planned aims; changes of needs during the funded project's lifetime; aspects related to the capacity of the NGOs; and programme-related international cooperation with donor-countries and its sustainability.

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Triin Roosalu

2016

Alternatives at work and work organisation: flexible postsocialist societies

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Triin Roosalu

2013-2016

 

Completed projects

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Project members TLU

Duration

Memory, Youth, Political Legacy And Civic Engagement 

MYPLACE explores how young people’s social participation is shaped by the shadows (past, present and future) of totalitarianism and populism in Europe. Empirically, MYPLACE employs a combination of survey, interview and ethnographic research instruments to provide new, pan-European data that not only measure levels of participation but capture the meanings young people attach to it. In policy terms, MYPLACE identifies the obstacles to, and facilitators of, young people's reclamation of the uropean political arena as 'my space'.

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Airi-Alina Allaste,

Marti Taru

2011-2015

TransEurope Research Network: Transnationalisation and Changing Life Course Inequality in Europe

TransEurope identifies the impact of transnationalisation on life course inequality within selected European nations. Key scientific objectives are to: 1)develop and compare macro-level measures of transnationalisation for use in comparative langitudinal life course studies; 2) specify mechanisms of European transtationalisation's impact on life course ineguality; 3) examine how institutions and social policies filter these mechanisms; and 4) study individual-level responses to transnationalism's effects at pivotal life course transitions.

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Ellu Saar

2006-2011

Towards a Lifelong Learning Society in Europe: The Contribution of the Education System

The project focuses on the contribution of the education systems to the process of making lifelong learning a reality and its role as a potential agency of social integration. Its aims and objectives are to study the effect of country-specific institutions on access of adults to the education system and to assess the effectiveness of access policies and practices in different EU member states, as well as in associated countries and their implications for the creation of European knowledge society. 

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Ellu Saar

2005-2011

Labour Market Challenges to Higher Education: Estonia in European Context

The aim of the project is to provide high quality analysis about transition from higher education to labour market providing bases for educational policy.

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Marge Unt

2009-2013