International Advisory Committee (IAC)

The IAC members will assist the Consortium by providing contacts and information for research proceedings. Additionally, all IAC members may advise the project on scientific and policy matters on their own initiative and they may attend more consortium meetings if their advice is considered necessary or helpful by the project team.

Members of the International Advisory Committee:

Olof Bäckman, Associate Professor of Sociology, SOFI, University of Stockholm, Sweden. Research interests include poverty and social exclusion, marginalisation processes and interaction with welfare state arrangements, transition from education to work.

Duncan Gallie, CBE, FBA, Official Fellow of Nuffield College and Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Economic sociologist. Leading international expert on the consequences of unemployment and the changing experience of work.

Karin Wall, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Social Sciences (ICS), University of Lisbon, Portugal. Sociologist. Research interests include the reconciliation of work and family life, demographic trends and changing family patterns, family interactions and social networks over the life course. Member of Council of Europe’s Committee on Family Policies and of the International Network on Parental Leave Policy and Research. Coordinator of the Research Network on Sociology of Families and Intimate Lives at the European Sociological Association.

Violetta Zentai, Director, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, Hungary
Cultural anthropologist. Research interests include race and gender equality, post-socialist economic transformation, democratic governance and decentralisation. Consortium Director of a recently completed FP7 collaborative project on ‘Ethnic Differences in Education and Diverging Prospects for Urban Youth in an enlarged Europe’ (EDUMIGROM).

Pablo Cornide, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), European Commission, Belgium. Youth employment. Responsible for developing and promoting EU policies in favour of youth employment by supporting and monitoring the implementation of the Youth Guarantee in Member States and youth employment aspects of the European Employment Strategy.

Massimiliano Mascherini Research Manager – Employment and Change (EMPC)European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Applied Statistician, he coordinates EUROFOUND studies in the field of youth. Research interests include youth studies, labour market participation and consequences of the non-participation of young people, social exclusion, social participation and civic engagement.

Robin Samuel, Associate Professor, INSIDE, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Research interests include youth lifestyles and employment, social inequality, well-being, and methods.