Launching ELIAMEP’s new project ‘Youth Employment and Gender Equality

On Friday, 16 October 2020 ELIAMEP researchers participating in the new project “Youth Employment and Gender Equality: Mobilizing human capital for sustainable growth in Greece” joined researchers from the Fafo Institute for Labor and Social Research (Fafo), the Project Partner Institution from Norway, to officially launch the project and discuss the project’s programme and methodology.

The project, which commenced on 1 October 2020 and will run until 30 September 2021, is made possible through a EEA Grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Its aim is to document and analyze the conditions of the Greek labour market and examine the main barriers that constrain access for young people, placing an emphasis on gender aspects of such barriers. Given that the pandemic has posed new challenges for the labour market across countries, the researchers will also investigate its impact on youth and female participation in the labour market. The objective is to formulate appropriate policy proposals on how to facilitate the access of young people to the Greek labour market, including specific recommendations on how to overcome gender-related barriers. The project will seek to benefit from and utilize knowledge transfer, experience and good practices from Norway, as well as from other Nordic countries, through ELIAMEP’s partnership with Fafo.