This research will be developed in four phases and will mix quantitative and qualitative methodologies, in a project that will last 2 years.
Phase 1. January-June 2013: State of the art; design and validation of research instruments.
Phase 2. June-November 2013: Field study:
- Survey among companies to identify and assess employability competences required by the labor market.
- Key informants interviews to identify structural barriers for employability and to assess the competences to be developed to reduce them.
- Survey among educational centers to identify if and how they contribute to build up competences to access and transform the labor market through career development.
- Focus groups to gain an in depth understanding about if and how educational centers contribute to build-up competences to access and transform the labor market through career development.
Phase 3. December 2013-June 2014: Final report; employability guide for youth; employability guide for educational centers.
Phase 4. July-December 2014: Dissemination of results.