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De kansen van jongeren op de toekomstige arbeidsmarkt
17 May. 2019 -
14:30 - 16:30
NIAS, Sint Jorishof
Korte Spinhuissteeg 3
Conference room
By invitation

Young people’s opportunities in the future labour market


Joop Schippers, current NSvP fellow at NIAS, convenes a workshop on "Young people’s opportunities in the future labour market". This workshop is organized in cooperation with the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW).

Aim of workshop

In the framework of his fellowship at NIAS (Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences) and as part of NWA (National Science Agenda)-project “Life courses of the young in the 21st century: risks for growing inequality” which is carried out jointly by NIDI and the hub Future of Work of Universiteit Utrecht, Joop Schippers organizes – together with his colleagues professor Kène Henkens and professor Harry van Dalen (both working at NIDI) on Friday May 17 from 14h30-16h30 a workshop on young people’s opportunities in the future labour market. What does the labour market have in store for them? Which demands will they have to meet? How do ‘we’ organize that as many youngsters as possible will be able to meet these demands? What is their own responsibility and what is the responsibility of employers, the government and other parties involved, for instance in the field of lifelong learning and development ? How do we deal with young people who lack the talents to keep up with the future labour market? To find some first answers to these questions we will bring together a number of researchers and people who are involved with these problems from a policy perspective.
After a short introduction bij Joop Schippers on the aim and structure of the project Lin Rouvroye, researcher at NIDI, briefly introduces the results of a series of interviews with employers on the theme of young workers and flexible contracts and the insecurity this brings. Corine Buers, researcher at UU, reports on her study into the factors that contribute to a successful transition from school to work. Next we proceed with a discussion with all participants on the questions mentioned above.

Note: This workshop will be held in the Dutch language only!


1. Opening and introduction
2. Short presentation Joop Schippers of the broader NWA-project and the context of the workshop
3. Presentation Lin Rouvroye (NIDI) of the results on the employers’ perspective and Corine Buers (UU) of the School2Work-project
4. Discussion of all participants
5. Conclusions and drinks