Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Policies Supporting Young Adults in their Life Course: A Comparative Perspective of Lifelong Learning and Inclusion in Education and Workin Europe
Current Lifelong Learning (LLL) policies for young adults in Europe aim both at creating economic growth and, at the same time, guaranteeing social inclusion. However, their distinct orientations and objectives as well as varying temporal horizons may create or exacerbane conflicts and ambiguities thus causing fragmentation, ineffectiveness and/or unintended effects for young people. YOUNG_ADULLLT aims at analyzing the interaction and complementarity of LLL policies and policy-making with other sectorial policies as well as understanding the different ways in which LLL policies are socially embedded in specific regional and local contexts across Europe. The project focuses the interplay of three different analytical levels and perspectives:

- At the individual level, YOUNG_ADULLLT enquires into how policies' fit and potentials ac-count for young adults' perceptions and expectations, their informal/non-formal competences, thus enabling them to create subjective meaning and continuity along their life courses.

- At the structural level, it investigates the socio-economic and political conditions of the most effective policies and initiatives related to LLL, youth unemployment, and education/training for young people.

- At the institutional level, it analyses the embedding of policies in the local and regional frame-works of education, training and the labour mar-kets with particular attention to actors and net-works, dynamics, trends, (mis)matches and re-dundancies.
Projektleitung (1)
Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kotthoff
Fakultät (Projektleitung 1)
Institut (Projektleitung 1)
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Projektleitung (2)
Prof. Dr. Uwe Bittlingmayer
Fakultät (Projektleitung 2)
Institut (Projektleitung 2)
Institut für Soziologie
Projektleitung (3)
Alina Boutiuc
Fakultät (Projektleitung 3)
Institut (Projektleitung 3)
Insitut für Erziehungswissenschaft
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