Newsletter for European Research in Learning and Work [L&W]

Edition: October 2018 [www.news.wifo-gate.org] [Impressum]

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Dear Colleagues

In this edition of the L&W Newsletter you should note in particular several calls for papers relating to international conferences on Researching Work and Learning (RWL 11) in Giessen, Human resource development (UFHRD 2019) in Nottingham, HRD and workplace learning in Gothenburg, Lifelong learning and innovation (UALL 2019) in Telford (see Conferences) and on Career development (NICEC) in Manchester (see Networks and Organisations) and the Routledge handbook on organization and human resource management (see Publications).Also, registration is open for the EAPRIL 2018 conference in Portorož/Piran (see Conferences) and the Winter School 2019 on adult education & lifelong learning in Würzburg (see Programmes). And not to overlook: the Senior Researcher Position at SFIVET Bern (see Networks and Organisations)!

Special thanks to all who contributed information for this edition, and also to our partners CR&DALL, CVER, PASCAL International Observatory, UFHRD, UNEVOC, VET&Culture and VETNET for providing input and sharing the L&W Newsletter via their mailing lists and web portals! 

The L&W Newsletter focuses on transnational research activities across Europe in the field of human resource development (HRD) and vocational education and training (VET), centred on major categories: conferences, networks, programmes, projects and publications. The next edition will appear in early December 2018. You are invited to submit short pieces of news (texts of 100 to 200 words, without attachments, but including links to web pages) - please by 30 November 2018 at the latest!

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Sabine Manning
Research Forum WIFO
Editor of the L&W Newsletter 


RWL 11 Conference: Call for papers

11th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning: "Configuring Enterprises as Spaces for Learning: Possibilities, Risks and Limits" hosted by the Department of Continuing Education, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany, 24th-26th July 2019
Enterprises are crucial places and spaces for various learning processes at work. They offer certain chances and possibilities to learn. This conference wants to encourage an open-minded but also critical discussion on the wide range of possibilities to learn or not to learn within and outside enterprises in an international context. The conference will include keynote speeches, symposiums, various workshops, a poster slam and more. Important dates: 30th November 2018 - deadline for submission of abstracts; January 2019 - conference registration begins & announcement of papers accepted for the conference. The Call for Papers and more details are available on the website. See also RWL Home. Contact: RWL11-conference@uni-giessen.de
(Posted by Bernd Käpplinger <Bernd.Kaepplinger@erziehung.uni-giessen.de>)

Call for contributions: UFHRD 2019
The University Forum for Human Resource Development 20th Anniversary Conference: "From Robin Hood to the digital era: HRD as a driver for future creativity, innovation and change", Nottingham, UK, 24 - 26 June 2019
The call for contributions is now open for the UFHRD2019 conference. The conference event will offer you the opportunity to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with the scope to advance further HRD thinking and practices and, together, celebrate the achievement of the HRD community across the globe. You will also be able to evaluate the digital revolution towards organisational learning and how organisations prepare themselves to address future HRD needs. The conference will take place in Nottingham, home of the legendary outlaw Robin Hood and a city with dynamic culture, rich history and sporting glory. You will have the opportunity to engage in a number of celebratory events, professional workshops, networking activities, plenary sessions and much more. Our scope is to enable all delegates to discuss options and strategies around the HRD and the impact of learning in establishing effective organisations in the future. The deadline for submission is 13th January 2019. For more information, please visit our website: www.ufhrd2019.com
(Posted by Stefanos Nachmias <stefanos.nachmias@NTU.AC.UK>)

UFHRD 2019: Special Tracks
University Forum for HRD International Conference 2019: Call for Papers: Tracks on Practitioner Research and on Learning and Teaching Research (details of UFHRD 2019 see above!)
Practice-based research with relevance to theories of learning and development is a priority in the HRD field. The UFHRD international conference is proud to maintain a track to share and debate practitioner-research and learning and teaching research. We welcome contributions from practitioners in both higher education and in work organizations. We encourage submissions from a range of employment and national contexts. We seek empirical and conceptual contributions by those involved in researching practice. We wish to encourage the creative integration of thinking and doing; theory and practice; academic and practitioner. We have two alternative tracks: (1) Practitioner-researcher track and (2) Learning and teaching track. Papers accepted may be considered for further development and publication in: Action Learning: Research and Practice. For more information please contact: Valerie.anderson@port.ac.uk or clare.rigg@liverpool.ac.uk or l.nichol@worc.ac.uk or lisa.clark@newcastle.ac.uk  To submit your work, please visit https://ufhrd2019.exordo.com/login  For further conference information visit ufhrd2019.com

(Information obtained from Valerie Anderson via the UFHRD mailing list)


Call for papers: HRD and workplace learning
The Centre for Global Human Resource Management (CGHRM) cordially invites scholars from all disciplines to an international interdisciplinary conference on HRM. The conference takes place at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden 3-5 of April 2019. At the conference, there will be a specific stream for HRD and workplace learning. Papers in the stream can focus on (but are not limited to) the following subtopics:  Leadership for learning in daily work; Leadership development and training; Measuring and evaluating training and competence development; Employee resourcing; Competence mapping and competence models; Methods for competence development and training; Identity formation and professional development in adult life; Critical perspectives on HRD and workplace learning. For further information see https://cghrm.gu.se/Conference2019
(Posted by Andreas Wallo <andreas.wallo@liu.se>)

UALL 2019: Call for papers
The UALL Conference 2019, 10-12th April, will be held in Telford (UK), the home of the Industrial Revolution. The Conference will focus on Lifelong Learning and Innovation, including three themes: #Learning and Place: focusing on where innovation occurs, including both the role of learning in responding to innovation and new initiatives linked to place and the way learning is embedded in it, for example, Learning Cities, Towns or Communities, or learning in the changing context of work, leisure, family, travel and tourism. #Transformational Change: focusing on how innovation occurs and the link to Lifelong Learning, for example emerging technologies, practice-based approaches. #Innovation in Daily Life and Lifelong Learning: focusing on ensuring that innovation is shared by all, for example innovative inclusive or accessible responses to learning in work, leisure, travel education. Submissions are invited for papers, workshops and posters in line with the Conference themes. The deadline to send abstracts and proposals is 11th January 2019. All submissions are to be sent to the UALL Administrator: admin@uall.ac.uk. Follow us on @UALL_UK and www.uall.ac.uk
(Info received via Pascal International Observatory Site Digest for 21/09/18)

Update on EAPRIL 2018 conference
In collaboration with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Maribor, EAPRIL is proud to organise the 13th EAPRIL conference, welcoming more than 400 practitioner-researchers, from November 12 to 14, 2018 in Portorož/Piran (Slovenia). Practitioner-researchers all over Europe are invited to exchange and re-think their expertise on education, learning and training from a 'sans frontières' perspective. i.e. connecting various expertise domains, mixing methodological approaches, discussing the cooperation between education and the workplace, bridging educational and corporate learning settings, and last but not least researchers and practitioners. Check out the programme here! The EAPRIL Conference is renowned for its highly interactive presentation formats, with 2 inspiring keynote speeches and 1 dynamic keynote lab. Extra events are organised to support educational researchers and practitioners in their day-to-day work, e.g. an Erasmus+ Training Seminar, a Thematic Innovation Meeting on ERASMUS+ Calls, Staff Exchange Programme with the University of Maribor, school visits to allow participants to learn more about the Slovenian educational system. Furthermore, participants interested in Learning in Organisations are invited to attend various Spotlight sessions on L&D themes on Tuesday November 13. Please be invited to register for this unique event! www.eapril.org/EAPRIL-2018
(Posted by Inneke Berghmans <inneke.berghmans@kuleuven.be>)

NOTE: Forthcoming and recent events related to European research in work and learning are listed on the WIFO Conference page [www.conferences.wifo-gate.org]. 
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Senior Researcher Position at SFIVET Bern

A Senior Researcher Position is available at the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) in Zollikofen, Bern, Switzerland. Here are the details: Research Field "Curricula" (60%) and an optional extension to Senior Lecturer in the Training Department (20%) at SFIVET. Availability from 1.2.2019. Permanent contract. Focus on creativity and didactics in vocational education and training. Ph.D. and prior research experience required.
[Details in German:] Senior Researcher im Forschungsfeld "Curricula" (60%) mit Option Senior Lecturer in der Sparte Ausbildung (20%). Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung in Zollikofen, Bern, Schweiz. Verfügbar ab 1.2.2019. Unbefristeter Vertrag. Forschungsschwerpunkt: Kreativität und Didaktik in der Berufsbildung. Abgeschlossenes Doktorat und Forschungserfahrung werden vorausgesetzt.
Link: https://live.solique.ch/ehb/de/jobs/Senior-Researcher-im-Forschungsfeld-Curricula-60---1975109/
(Info received from Antje Barabasch <Antje.Barabasch@ehb.swiss>)

VETNET at ECER 2018: A review
Pekka Kämäräinen has written a series of blogs on the activities of the VETNET network at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), 3-7 September 2018 in the South-Tyrolean landscapes of Bolzano-Bozen. The Vetnetsite has made them available in three batches: First batch: Insights into the key activities of the VETNET network. This provides insights into the development of the VETNET network and into the VETNET Opening Session at ECER 2018 with contributions from the host country. Second batch: Discussions in VETNET sessions. In this post Pekka summarises his impressions of different paper presentations during the conference.  To study the conference papers more closely, please have a look at the ECER VETNET Proceedings 2018 (see also contribution under Publications). Third batch: The VETNET pilot with ePosters (powered by the Learning Toolbox). This post firstly presents the VETNET pilot project on using ePosters (powered by the Learning Toolbox) for presenting educational research. Secondly Pekka gives a report on his own presentations and how he used ePosters to enrich ordinary presentations.
(Info based on contribution and blog posts by Pekka Kämäräinen <pkamar@uni-bremen.de>)

New membership opportunity from the University Forum for HRD
The University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) is pleased to announce a discount of 25% on the normal fee of institutional membership for any university, or organisation, located outside of the UK. This is in recognition of such members not having easy physical access to the regular meetings, seminars and workshops organised by the UFHRD throughout each year. Non-UK members will though still have access to those events if they are able to attend. In addition, such members will also enjoy all other membership rights, including access to the UFHRD mailing list and the extensive collection of teaching and research resources on the UFHRD website. Until now those resources were freely available, but they will now be restricted to UFHRD members. More information on membership can be gained by emailing the Executive Secretary at ufhrd.execsecretary@outlook.com and at the UFHRD website at https://www.ufhrd.co.uk/wordpress/
(Posted by Jim Stewart <stewartjjim@outlook.com>)

NICEC call for papers: Career development
The National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) invites you to the conference 'Changing boundaries: career, identity, and self'. This is an international conference on research, practice and policy in the career development field. It covers all spheres of careers education and guidance, including work in schools, colleges, higher education and workforce career development. The 2 day conference, 16th and 17th April 2019, will take place at the Chancellor's Conference Centre in Manchester. Please see http://www.nicec.org/ for more details and call for papers. The deadline for abstracts has been extended to 31st October 2018.
(Info received from Jim Stewart<stewartjjim@OUTLOOK.COM> via UFHRD mailing list)

NOTE: References to research networks in the field of European work and learning are available on the WIFO page Networks at a glance [www.networks.wifo-gate.org]. Major online resources related to European research networks include the ECER VETNET Proceedings (www.ecer-vetnet.wifo-gate.org) offering a complete and up-to-date collection of conference papers submitted since 1998, and the Overview of selected HRD conference papers (www.ehrd-papers.wifo-gate.org).
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Winter School on adult education & LLL

From 4-15 February 2019 the Winter School "International & comparative studies in adult education & lifelong learning" will take place Julius-Maximilian-University Würzburg, Germany. The Winter School is geared to master's and doctoral students and is divided into a two-week programme. The Winter School is part of a blended-learning activity with a preparatory and a subsequent online phase. During the first week, there will be two separate study pathways: one for master's students and one for doctoral students. Practitioners in adult education (e.g. adult and continuing education trainers, adult education programme planners, adult education project managers) who are affiliated to the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) and with DVV International are invited to participate in the Winter School. For affiliated practitioners participation is possible only for the second week of the Winter School. During the second week, selected topics in adult education and lifelong learning are compared in comparative groups with 6-10 participants. International experts in adult education and lifelong learning will moderate the comparative groups. In the groups, practitioners will work together with MA and PhD students on international comparison. Deadline for applications: 15 October 2018. Further information is available here: go.uniwue.de/lifelonglearning.
(Posted by Stefanie Kröner <stefanie.kroener@uni-wuerzburg.de>)

NOTE: Contributions are welcome for the next edition of the Directory of Doctoral Dissertations (www.ddd.wifo-gate.org), provided as part of the WIFO Gateway, which focuses on European research in the field of vocational education (VET) and human resource development (HRD). Please provide information on expected or newly completed doctoral dissertations investigating issues of HRD, VET or work-related adult education, according to the following pattern: 1*Theme of dissertation (original language AND English); 2*Year of (expected) completion or publication; 3*Author (name and email address); 4*Tutor (name and email address); 5*Institution of tutor (name and home page). Contributions should be posted by email to the editor (sm@wifo-gate.org).
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MIA: Media in action
DG Connect's Media Literacy for all projects - Media In Action - has held CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training events for educators in Italy, Malta and Portugal with further face to face courses planned in both Wales and Spain. The project aims to increase media literacy through a participative methodology, using journalistic techniques and digital storytelling. A resource bank of Open Educational Resources (OERs) has been compiled and is now available from the MIA website. Educators and Media Literacy practitioners are invited to submit their own good examples of digital storytelling and online content creation by setting up an account on the MIA web portal. For details of upcoming training in Wales please contact the project coordinator, Pontydysgu via angela.gerrard@gmail.com

(Posted by Angela Gerrard <angela.gerrard@gmail.com>)


NOTE: Contributions are invited to update the Overview of European research projects [www.projects.wifo-gate.org], provided as part of the WIFO Gateway. The overview focuses on transnational research projects, mainly supported by EU programmes, in the areas of human resource development, vocational education, work and learning. Please send the following information to the editor (sm@wifo-gate.org):  (A) exact title and acronym (short name) of the project; (B) name and email address of the coordinator or main contact; (C) address of the website (or info page/ flyer) of the project. Contact: Sabine Manning
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Call for chapter proposals on organisation and HRM

We are currently seeking experts in the field of Human Resource Management/Development (HRM/D) and Organisation Studies (OS) to contribute to our Routledge-commissioned edited collection titled: "Organization and Human Resource Management: An Educator's Handbook" and would be delighted if you would consider contributing a chapter. The text will address key contemporary education and development questions within HRM/D and OS, providing a theoretical and evidence-based toolkit aimed at higher education academics, doctoral teachers; also leadership and management developers who are working within the Human Resource Management/Development (HRM/D) and Organisation Studies (OS) fields globally. We are seeking chapter contributions that lie within one or more of the following sections of the text: (1) The strategic level: Global educational contexts of OHRM; (2) The programme and module level: advances in educational approaches to OHRM/D; (3) The learner-interface level: practical activities and methods of LTA in OHRM/D for student learning. Deadline for the submission of chapter proposals is Friday 2nd November, 2018, 12 noon GMT. Submissions should be sent by email to the Editors at kate.black@northumbria.ac.uk Please also use this email if you want to get the flyer or further information relating to this call.
(Info obtained from Kate Black via UFHRD mailing list)

IJONMES: Call for articles
The International Journal of Modern Education Studies (IJONMES) is a peer reviewed free journal which is run by the Lifelong Learning Academy and hosted by The Turkish Academic Network. It publishes manuscripts that have direct relevance to the principles of learning and teaching, the significance of quality education, the role of technology in education, the application of psychological concepts to education, student health and wellness, the importance of curriculum development and the sociology of education. The journal also welcomes contributions from closely related research areas such as: educational leadership, creative pedagogy, special education, educational policy, educational management, language education, career planning and educational finance etc. The IJONMES welcomes any papers on educational sciences: original theoretical works, literature reviews, research reports, social issues, psychological issues, curricula, learning environments, research in an educational context, book reviews, and review articles. We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) in English at http://dergipark.gov.tr/ijonmes for publication. It is our objective to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript within four weeks after submission. Following acceptance, the article will normally be published in the journal's next issue. The IJONMES is committed fully to the open access initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published. 
(Posted by Editorial Team IJONMES c/o Lifelong Learning Academy <habder@habder.org.tr>)

History of youth work in Europe
Howard Williamson, Tanya Basarab and Filip Coussée (eds): The history of youth work in Europe, Volume 6 - Youth work and social work - Connections, disconnections and reconnections - The social dimension of youth work in history and today (2018-07-30) [PDF file]
This publication is based on the workshop held in Malta on "Connections, Disconnections and Reconnections: The Social Dimension of Youth Work, in History and Today." Contributors have reflected on concepts, tools and support measures for more vulnerable and often socially excluded young people and have sought to promote a common understanding of youth work as a social practice. The workshop sought to understand where youth work has positioned itself from its origins, through its development, to its contemporary identity. Is youth work as much a social practice as a non-formal educational one? Where does the balance between these two dimensions lie? What are the mutually enriching dimensions of these two fields in terms of their impact on young people's lives? While most agree that youth work needs to be further defined as a practice or profession in itself and that the process of shaping its identity continues in different ways in different countries, it is clear that, when it comes to a cross-sectoral perspective and youth work's interaction with social work, the picture becomes significantly more complex, arguably much richer and certainly more dynamic than might have hitherto been foreseen.
(Info obtained from Council of Europe Publishing <publishing@coe.int>)

Transitions in life-long learning
The Corporate University Blueprint: Making transitions in Lifelong Learning and Development. Richard Dealtry. Birmingham, United Kingdom [Details]
The Blueprint is an essential Leadership and Development management process. It enables you to design, draft, develop and explore in detail an organisation's own unique learning and knowledge platforms. It is a re-useable and creative process consisting of multiple dynamic decision strands, each with its own extended cluster of important decisions. Users can move progressively through this linked process to test, evolve and prioritise a complete portfolio of formal and informal developments. It can be used in real time for learning across multiple business applications; in universities, divisions or major company-wide developments. It is the ideal process for the exploration of all your unique performance solutions. This is an essential lifetime process to optimise much needed leadership and development competences.
(Info received from Richard Dealtry <richarddealtry@btconnect.com>)

The changing nature and role of VET in Europe
Within the framework of Cedefop's three-year research project "The changing nature and role of VET in Europe" (2015-2018), the first three volumes have been published. Volume 1 deals with the question how VET is normally conceived and how it can be transformed into a valuable analytical framework for the overall project. Volume 2 presents the results of an empirical study on different national terminologies, definitions and ideas of VET in the EU28 member states (+ Iceland and Norway) and their impact on a common European understanding of VET. Volume 3 provides important insights into the responsiveness of national VET systems, in particular to demographic, technical and economic changes, and is based on an analysis of developments over the last two decades (1995-2015). Building on detailed national case studies, the report shows how dramatic events, national policy reforms and gradual developments have changed the character of the European education landscape. Further publications on changes in VET and VET in the field of lifelong learning and at higher levels will follow. In the final project year of 2018, scenarios for the future of VET will be developed, among other things by obtaining expert opinions through an online survey.  Link to Cedefop publication.
(Info received from 3s, Vienna, Austria <schwenk@3s.co.at>)

New issue of IJRVET: Vol. 5, Issue 2
The International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) has published a new regular issue. The second edition of 2018 contains the following topics: Jennifer Diedrich, Aljoscha C. Neubauer and Anna Ortner analyse the role of cognitive and non-cognitive abilities, of interests and personality within the prediction of professional success in apprenticeship; Vibe Aarkrog, Bjarne Wahlgren, Christian Hougaard Larsen, Kristina Mariager-Anderson and Susanne Gottlieb write about decision-making processes among potential dropouts in VET and adult learning; Jessica Shearer and Johanna Lasonen discuss nursing competence and test the use of the nurse competence scale; Per Andersson, Mattias Hellgren and Susanne Köpsén examine factors influencing the value of CPD activities among VET teachers; and Ruhi Tyson presents a Book Review: History of Vocational Education and Training in Europe (Ed.: Esther Berner and Philipp Gonon). Please find all articles on http://www.ijrvet.net.
(Posted by IJRVET Editorial Office <ijrvet@uni-bremen.de>)

ECER VETNET Proceedings 2018
Nägele, C., & Stalder, B. E. (Eds.) (2018). Trends in vocational education and training research. Proceedings of the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Vocational Education and Training Network (VETNET) [Details]
The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) has been a big success. VETNET had a significant increase in participants. Research on Vocational Education and Training is alive in Europe and abroad. This year's proceedings of the VETNET programme at ECER 2018 in Bolzano are published online or can be ordered as a printed book through Amazon.
PS: Examples of papers offering an international or transnational comparative approach (with the page numbers to click in the PDF file of the Proceedings): Bathmaker et al.: Higher level vocational education: The route to high skills and productivity as well as greater equity? An international comparative analysis (61). Billett et al.: Enhancing the standing of vocational education and the occupations it serves (95). Loeb et al.: Quality in Swedish and Austrian VET and VET teacher education. A comparative study (181). Høst et al.: Training agencies as intermediary institutions in apprentice training in Norway and Switzerland (191). Lassnigg et al.: Problems of VET governance and scope for improvement - a comparative view (216). Martino et al.: Comparison of VET and CTE teacher pathways: Finland and the U.S. (254). Saniter et al.: A case study on the potentials of apprenticeship within school-based vet systems of Romania and Portugal (330).
(Info by Christof Nägele obtained from VETNET website 9 September 2018  <Link>; PS added by Sabine Manning)

Policy legitimation in education
Sverre Tveit, Christian Lundahl (2018): New modes of policy legitimation in education: (Mis)using comparative data to effectuate assessment reform. European Educational Research Journal, Vol. 17 Iss: 5 [Details]

Identifying three modes of policy legitimation in education, illustrated by shifts in Swedish educational assessment and grading policies over the past decades, the paper demonstrates significant trends with regard to national governments' policymaking and borrowing. It observes a shift away from collaboracy - defined as policy legitimation located in partnerships and networks of stakeholders, researchers and other experts - towards more use of supranational agencies (called agency), such as the OECD, the European Union and associated networks, as well as the use of individual consultants and private enterprises (called consultancy) to legitimate policy change. The European Union-affiliated Eurydice network synthesises policy descriptions for the European countries in an online database that is widely used by policymakers. Analysing Eurydice data for assessment and grading policies, the paper discusses the functional equivalence of grading policies and validity problems related to the comparison of such policy information. Illuminating the roles of the Swedish Government and a consultant in reviewing and recommending grading policies, the paper discusses new 'fast policy' modes of policy legitimation in which comparative data is used to effectuate assessment reform.
(Contributed by Sverre Tveit <sverre.tveit@uia.no>)

Collective training systems
Patrick Emmenegger, Lukas Graf & Christine Trampusch (2018): The governance of decentralised cooperation in collective training systems - a review and conceptualisation. Journal of Vocational Education & Training, Online. DOI: 10.1080/13636820.2018.1498906 [Details]
Collective training systems, in order to work, are based on the cooperation of multiple public and private stakeholders. However, such cooperation is not self-sustaining and depends, for instance, on public policies, capable intermediary organisations and shared logics of action. In this conceptual paper, we first review the political economy literature on cooperation in collective skill formation and find that it has paid insufficient attention to the systematic comparative analysis of cooperation at the decentralised level as well as the actual social practices of cooperation. The paper then develops a multidisciplinary analytical framework that allows future research to examine decentralised cooperation at the regional, sectoral and occupational levels more systematically. This framework is grounded in a synthesis of three strands of empirical research on vocational education and training, namely the comparative political economy literature on governance, corporatism and coordination, institutional labour and societal economics as well as the educational science literature.
(Posted by Lukas Graf <graf@hertie-school.org>)

Internships as a bridge to employment
Interns and outcomes: Just how effective are internships as a bridge to stable employment?, Employment Working Paper No. 241. August 2018 [Details]

The paper reviews the existing evidence and analyses primary survey data collected by the European Commission and the Fair Internship Initiative (FII) in order to assess the design features that contribute to better internships. The paper shows that paid and well-designed internships pay off: Young people with a paid internship are more likely to find a job than those who were not remunerated. The presence of a mentor, similar working conditions to regular employees, including access to health insurance, and sufficient duration of internships also contribute to increasing the effectiveness of internships.
(Info obtained from ILO: Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Issue 5 - August 2018 <employment@ilo.org>)

Impacts of work-based learning
Does work-based learning facilitate transitions to decent work?, Employment Working Paper No. 242. July 2018 [Details]
This paper examines the different forms of work-based learning (WBL), and takes stock of available data on the labour market impact of such schemes where they exist. It considers structured apprenticeships, internships, traineeships and other programmes that include a WBL component. The paper finds evidence of the positive impacts of formal structured WBL, and argues that future efforts should encourage engagement with private sector firms in creating and expanding such structured opportunities for young people.
(Info obtained from ILO: Employment Policy Department Newsletter, Issue 5 - August 2018 <employment@ilo.org>)

NOTE: Updates on publications provided by the WIFO Gateway include the WIFO Bookshelf [www.books.wifo-gate.org], a collection of references to publications focusing on cross-European issues of work and learning, and "From the Journals" - Overview of articles on cross-European issues in VET and HRD research [www.articles.wifo-gate.org], selected from European and international Journals related to education research [www.journals.wifo-gate.org].
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