University of Helsinki
16-17, June 2016
The first exploratory workshop “Rethinking Youth Employment – Work, Policy and the Changing Welfare State in the Nordic countries” is a joint effort by Assistant Professor Lena Näre (University of Helsinki); Professor Lisa Adkins (University of Newcastle, Australia/University of Tampere, Finland); Senior Lecturer Gunnar Gillberg (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Associate Professor Rune Halvorsen (HiOA, Norway). The workshop was based on the Rethinking Activation workshop, which took place in May 2015. It brought together researchers from the Nordic region working on the questions of youth (un)employment, work and activation. The workshop took Place in the University of Helsinki.
The workshop had a keynote presentation delivered by Prof. Lisa Adkins (University of Tampere, the University of Turku, Finland and the University of Newcastle, Australia), short introductory presentations of participants’ research projects as well as full papers.
The workshop was funded by a 2016-17 workshop grant from the Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Nos – HS).