Short Term Scientific Mission

Coming Calls

Short Term Scientific Missions will be announced regularly according to the Annual Work and Budget Plan. No Calls open at the moment.

Aim & regulations

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between YOUNG-IN Participants. A STSM should contribute to the scientific objectives of the YOUNG-IN, whilst at the same time allowing visiting scholars to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and methods not available in their own institutions.

STSMs are intended especially for (but not restricted to) young researchers. The duration of the visit should be minimum 5 days, that includes travel.  Up to a maximum of EUR 2000 in total can be afforded to each successful applicant, which may not necessarily cover all of the associated outgoings. . Up to a maximum of EUR 160 per day can be afforded for accommodation and meal expenses. Up to a maximum of EUR 300 can be afforded for travel costs. The evaluation of STSM applications and selection of grantees is performed by the STSM panel. Prior written agreement from the Host institution is needed. 

POTENTIAL STSM HOST PROFILE

INSTITUTION RESEARCHER RESEARCHER PROFILE TIMING FOR STSM
The Open University of Israel

Located in Ra’anana (20 km north of Tel Aviv) Israel

Department of Education and Psychology

Prof. Tali Heiman

Department of Education and Psychology

The Open University of Israel

1 University Road, Ranana, 4353701, Israel

Tel office: +972. 97781472
Email: talihe@openu.ac.il

http://www.openu.ac.il/Personal_sites/tali-heiman

Possible subjects: Youth and family communication, relationships; youth with disabilities; the impact of social–emotional aspects on employment/family/academic studies.

Using quantitative study;

working on data in order to published in a scientific journal, or to be presented in a conference.

Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

https://www.tlu.ee/en

https://www.tlu.ee/en/yti/research/institute-international-social-studies

Anu Toots, Professor of Social Policy the welfare state, incl youth regimes; politics of social policy; design of LM policies

skills: comparative research; process tracing

Fall
Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

https://www.tlu.ee/en

https://www.tlu.ee/en/yti/research/institute-international-social-studies

Triin Lauri, Associate Professor of Public Policy comparative education and/or welfare policies; choice and voice in public policy; social investment policies; youth regimes

skills: QCA and other set-theoretic aproaches; basic statistics (logistic regression, MLR, Oaxaca-Blinder); LCA

Spring
Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

https://www.tlu.ee/en

https://www.tlu.ee/en/yti/research/institute-international-social-studies

Marge Unt, Professor of Sociology life-course in comparative perspective, namely youth transitions from school to work, early career and late career; cumulation of inequalities across the life course, especially gender wage gap

skills: quantitative methods including EHA

Spring
Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Bulgaria, Sofia

Prof. DSc. Rumiana  Stoilova

Sofia 1000, Moskovska 13 A

Mobile: 359-897 807 770

RStoilova@bas.bg; Rumiana.Stoilova@gmail.com

She is the Bulgarian team leader of the project “Social disparities and regional differences in school-to-work transitions in Bulgaria” (2012-2015), and of the project “Negotiating early job-insecurity and labour market exclusion in Europe”, Horizon 2020 (2015-2018). She is member of the consortium of the project “Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe”, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 (2016-2019).

Stoilova has written two monographs: Gender and Stratification (2012) and Inequalities and Community Integration (2001) and more than 90 articles, among them: Chances and Barriers before the Bulgarian Society Ten Years after the EU Membership, Emigration from the Perspective of School to Work Transition in Bulgaria, The Middle Class in Bulgaria, The Welfare State in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis: Bulgaria – between financial stability and political uncertainty

Always
University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel

Full Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research

Department of Sociology

University of Bamberg

michael.gebel@uni-bamberg.de

Being Co-leader of WP1 „Youth Employment“ and following the objectives of WP1 my main research interests are:

(1) Identifying the (causal) effects of  unemployment and temporary employment on  material deprivation, income poverty, subjective well-being, and health. Based on longitudinal microdata and applying advanced techniques of panel data analysis and causal inference.

(2) Investigating the moderating effect of the macro-context (specifically, the role of labor market policies and the structure of the education and training system) for the determinants and consequences of youth unemployment and temporary employment. Based on multilevel analysis of comparative micro data (EU-LFS, EU-SILC, ESS, etc.).

In addition and in line with the objectives of Young-IN I am interested in the effects of youth unemployment and temporary employment on family formation as well as in quantitative comparative youth surveys.

For more details see: https://sites.google.com/site/profdrmichaelgebel/

Preferably in the period from April 2020 until the end of the COST Action Young-IN.
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania Dr. Brigita Janiunaite, Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities; Principal Investigator of the Educational Research Group; brigita.janiunaite@ktu.lt Social innovation for civic/youth involvement; social entrepreneurship of youth; development of youth innovation culture.

Social investment in youth; social inclusion of youth; youth career decision making; social activity of young people.

Autumn/Spring semester (September-December; February-June)
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania Dr. Gintare Edintaite, lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities; Investigator of the Educational Research Group; gintare.edintaite@ktu.lt Social innovation for civic/youth involvement; social entrepreneurship of youth; development of youth innovation culture.

Social investment in youth; social inclusion of youth; youth career decision making; social activity of young people.

Autumn/Spring semester (September-December; February-June)
State Education Development Agency, Latvia Liva Grinevica, Senior Expert, liva.grinevica@gmail.com Ms Liva Grinevica wrote a PhD thesis „Analysis of Factors Influencing Youth Unemployment in Latvia”, which evaluated the main factors influencing youth unemployment in Latvia and developed proposals for youth employment. Her main research fields are youth unemployment (as well as long-term unemployment), youth employability, factors influencing youth unemployment, social inclusion of youth into the society and labour market, programmes and measures aimed at reducing youth unemployment and the cost of youth unemployment. Liva’s latest researches focused on calculations of gross domestic product losses from youth unemployment, and the scenario method was applied to develop scenarios for the inclusion of unemployed youth in the labour market in Latvia. Always
The Research Institute for Quality of Life, Bucharest, Romania ILIE Simona, researcher, sf_ilie@yahoo.co.uk Work opportunities and strategies for finding a job for youth leaving foster care institutions

Multiple qualifications (horizontal vs vertical) as strategy for finding a job; the risk for over-education

The context for transition to work; the adequacy of vocational education to keep up with the changes in the labor market and the legislative framework devoted to the various flexible forms of employment suitable for young people (part-time, temporary, platform the platform work, tele-work)

Youth attitude/ values/ expectancies for work and professional life.

Preferable not in 2019
The National Centre for School Research, The Danish School of Education (DPU), Aarhus University, Denmark Christian Christrup Kjeldsen, Deputy head of school and director of research (DPU), Centre Director for the National Centre for School Research (NCS) Large Scale Assessments, Advanced Quantitative Methods, Children and Young People with Special Needs. Transition from School to work. Early drop-out of School. We are always welcoming colleagues from within our field of research, but timing will have to be arranged specifically.
Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin,

Lungo Dora Siena 100, Turin, Italy

Sonia Bertolini, Associate Professor of Economic Sociology, sonia.bertolini@unito.it The main research interest of the team are in the field of Economic Sociology and Sociology of Cultural Processes. Sonia Bertolini’s research interests include: youth labour market entry; female labour market participation; labour market flexibilisation and transition to adult life; sociology of professions. We recommend to schedule visiting periods between October and June.

(usually there are no seminars between July and August and networking activities are limited).

Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin,

Lungo Dora Siena 100, Turin, Italy

Valentina Goglio, Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology, valentina.goglio@unito.it The main research interest of the team are in the field of Economic Sociology and Sociology of Cultural Processes. Valentina Goglio’s research interests are at the intersection between education and the labour  market, dealing with organization of higher education systems, digital education, skills and labour market situation of youth. We recommend to schedule visiting periods between October and June.

(usually there are no seminars between July and August and networking activities are limited).

Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin,

Lungo Dora Siena 100, Turin, Italy

Valentina Moiso, Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology, valentina.moiso@unito.it The main research interest of the team are in the field of Economic Sociology and Sociology of Cultural Processes. Valentina Moiso’s research interests regard the interrelations between economic and social processes and include household finance and social vulnerability, innovation in money circuits, social inclusion and economic autonomy of youth. We recommend to schedule visiting periods between October and June.

(usually there are no seminars between July and August and networking activities are limited).

Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin,

Lungo Dora Siena 100, Turin, Italy

Rosy Musumeci, Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology, rosy.musumeci@unito.it The main research interest of the team are in the field of Economic Sociology and Sociology of Cultural Processes. Rosy Musumeci’s main research interests cross the borders of family, gender and labour market. They include: career trajectories, job insecurity and youth autonomy, transition to parenthood, work-family balance, role of experts in the construction of adequate parenthood. We recommend to schedule visiting periods between October and June.

(usually there are no seminars between July and August and networking activities are limited).

University of Applied Sciences and Arts

School of Social Work

Institute for Social Planning, Organizational Change and Urban Development

Hofackerstrasse 30

4132 Muttenz

Switzerland

RESEARCHER’S NAME, POSITION, EMAIL

Prof. Dr. Matthias Drilling

Social Geographer, Spatial Planner MAS ETH / IAP

MAS Leadership & Management IAP / ZHAW

Head of Institute

matthias.drilling@fhnw.ch

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matthias_Drilling

The STSM might be interested in:

– social investment policy and young adults / marginalized groups (e.g. refugees, homeless youth)

– transforming social services under the paradigm of social investment

– all relevant questions focussing on social work as discipline and/or profession

what we can offer:

– working place in the institute

– infrastructure

– embeddedness in an interesting and innovative team

– support by finding accommodation etc.

depends on the topic
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Rami Benbenishty, Professor Emeritus, RAMIBENBEN@gmail.com I am quantitative researcher; I have been using a range of methods and designs to study at-risk youth. I am especially interested in youth in out of home care and after leaving care.

I can connect STMS visitors with researchers, practitioners and policy makers in these areas.

Need to coordinate and synchronize, I travel frequently
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, Zagreb, Croatia Slaven Gasparovic, Assis. Prof.

Transportation Geographer

slaveng@geog.pmf.hr

https://www.pmf.unizg.hr/geog/en/slaven.gasparovic

Main focus: transportation geography, particularly interested social aspects of transportation, i.e. transportation disadvantage, transportation based social exclusion, accessibility and mobility problems of social (especially vulnerable) groups, travel behaviour, ICT and social networks issues. Also interested in geographical aspects of transportation planning and spatial organisation. Depending on the topic – need to coordinate

Passed missions

  • Gintare Edintaite (Kaunas University of Technology) visited Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland in March 2019
  • Triin Lauri (Tallinn University) visited Konstanz University, Germany in February 2019
  • Rumiana Stoilova (Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) visited University of Bamberg, Germany in February 2019
  • Muhammed Abdulai (Tallinn University) visited Aalborg University, Denmark in January 2019

More general details about STSMs could be found here: COST VADEMECUM (https://www.cost.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/COSTVademecum.pdf) and here: STSM User guide (https://www.cost.eu/wpcontent/uploads/2018/11/STSM-userguide-for-website-Oct-2018.pdf).