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Project CUPESSE at its half-way point

Cultural Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship: Family Values and Youth Unemployment in Europe

CUPESSE is a multi-disciplinary project which focuses on the current issue of youth unemployment across Europe. It carries out a comparative analysis of both the demand and supply side of youth unemployment in ten Member states of the EU and Associated countries (i.e. Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom). Youth unemployment is equally severe across Europe that is the reason why, whenever possible, the analysis is extended to include all European countries. Within the CUPESSE project are brought together the perspectives and methodological approaches from four academic disciplines: economics, political science, psychology and sociology.

The CUPESSE project was officially started in Mannheim at the beginning of February 2014 and it should finish by the end of January 2018. The coordinator of the project is Universität Mannheim in Germany. Between the other participating universities could be found Aarhus University in Denmark, Università Degli Studi di Catania in Italy, Universidad de Granada in Spain and among others also University of Economics, Prague.

The representing team from University of Economics, Prague is formed from academics from the Department of Managerial Psychology and Sociology, namely: Martin Lukeš, Miroslav Lorenc, Hana Lorencová, Daniela Pauknerová and Ivan Nový.

The 2nd progress meeting of the CUPESSE project was held in Prague at the University of Economics premises in February 2015. The main focus of the meeting was planned survey of young adults in Europe.

With the beginning of 2016 has arrived the half-way point of CUPESSE project existence. So now after intense preparative period, the national-wide surveys are about to begin in all 10 participating countries, which is one of the topics which is going to be discussed on the 4th progress meeting in Barcelona.

More information is available at official CUPESSE website: