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University of Brighton secures €5m for youth unemployment study

The Business School is proud to announce that the university has been chosen to lead a new Europe-wide research project exploring ways to overcome youth unemployment. The STYLE project (Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Employment) involves 25 research partners and over 60 stakeholder organisations from across Europe, including the European Youth Forum who represent 99 national youth councils spread across the EU.

Leading the research, from the Centre of Research on Management and Employment, is the Business School’s very own, Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly. Speaking about the project, she said “Youth unemployment is hard to ignore, difficult to define and elusive to resolve. The STYLE project examines labour market mismatch in terms of education and skills, mobility and migration, as well as the potential for youth business start-ups.”

The project will begin in March 2014 and it is estimated to take three-and-a-half years to complete. Researchers from 19 European countries will join Professor O’Reilly as the project attempts to provide a comprehensive EU-wide analysis of youth unemployment.

You can keep up to date with the project’s progress by following @StyleEU on twitter or visiting

The full article is available to read here

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Jennie Blows • January 10, 2014

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