Europe´s Jobless Youth: Can Evolving Lifestyles Drive Flexibility?

07/10/2014 State of Europe pre-summit viewpoint by Helena Helve, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Tampere University and Adjunct Professor of the Department of World Cultures at Helsinki University This is a guest commentary in the run-up to Friends of Europe?s annual State of Europe 2014, held on October 9th. Read more about Europe´s Jobless Youth: Can Evolving Lifestyles Drive Flexibility?[…]

New Book: ‘CADJAN – KIDUHU’ Global Perspectives on Youth Work

‘CADJAN – KIDUHU’ Global Perspectives on Youth Work Brian Belton (Ed.) In this book academics, practitioners and scholars from all over the planet present relatively heterogeneous perspectives to produce something of the homogenous whole that youth work might be understood to be. This promotes the understanding that to lock down youth work in notional stasis Read more about New Book: ‘CADJAN – KIDUHU’ Global Perspectives on Youth Work[…]

XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology

Participating in XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, 13-19 July 2014 in Yokohama and presenting research paper ”Uncertain Transitions: Changing Attitudes, Values and Lifestyles of Young Finn” at Faces of Uncertain Transitions to Adulthood Across Cultures. Part II: Problems, RC34 (Sociology of youth) Thursday 17 July.

Social inclusion of youth on the margins of society – Policy review of research results

European Commission published policy review written by Dagmar Kutsar, Professor of Social Policy at the Institute of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Tartu, and Helena Helve, Professor of Youth Research at the University of Tampere and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Comparative Religion and Sociology at the University of Helsinki. http://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/pdf/social-inclusion-of-youth_en.pdf

Book review: Youth and work transitions in changing social landscapes (Helve & Evans 2013, Tufnell Press)

”Youth in transition: How do they cope? A new book focuses on the many attitudes and different behaviours that affect youth transitions in relation to work, wellbeing, employment and career interventions.”  Book review by Anders Martinsen, Head of Secretariat, ASEM LLL Hub In the ASEMagazine no.4, page 12, you can read  a review on book Read more about Book review: Youth and work transitions in changing social landscapes (Helve & Evans 2013, Tufnell Press)[…]