The laboratory will examine and critically discuss issues of youth employment in Europe. The lab will be organized in two parts. Part one will provide an introduction to the principal features and trends of youth employment, and youth employment policies, at both European and national levels. In part two, students will have to present and discuss their research which will build on and will expand the knowledge acquired in part one by focusing on how at regional level, various social, entrepreneurial and political actors across Europe have dealt with youth (un)employment (students will be free to chose a region, including Italian ones).
At the end of the laboratory, students will have acquired:
a. Specific knowledge to understand the features and dynamics of youth employment in Italy and in other European countries, as well as at the EU level;
b. The capacity to apply such knowledge through the critical analysis of youth employment policies and their consequences on the society, with particular attention to intergenerational relations;
c. The capacity to produce an autonomously-elaborated critical understanding of issues at stake;
d. The capacity to speak with a technical language strengthening students’ communication skills while interacting with the stake holders of the youth employment policy arena;
e. The capacity to elaborate logic-driven solutions to key social problems.