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31/05/2012

Study on a comprehensive overview on traineeship arrangements in Member States

Report financed by and prepared for the use the European Commission/ Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion DG, Unit C3 (contract VC/2011/0176) - Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2012 - ISBN 978-92-7



The main objective of this study was to provide an overview of traineeship arrangements in all 27 Member States and to collect the most up-to-date information about different forms of traineeships across the EU. Traineeships are seen as an effective mechanism which allows young people to familiarise themselves with the world of work, thus facilitating their transition from education (or a period of inactivity or unemployment) to employment. However, there are also growing concerns across the EU about the quality and fairness of traineeships as well as their effectiveness as a school-to-work transition mechanism. The study’s methodological approach combined a range of qualitative methodologies which included stakeholder interviews at both EU and national levels; a quasi-systematic literature review; a comparative mapping exercise based on information collected in each Member State; and case studies

author(s): K. P Hadjivassiliou, E. Carta, T. Higgins, C. Rickard, S. Ter-Minassian (IES); F. Pesce, M.Samek, D.Barbieri, D.Broglio, S. Naaf (IRS) P.Grollmann, T.Weigel, T. Wolfgarten, K. Hensen (BIBB)
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