Despite longstanding efforts to actualise equality objectives in Nordic policy contexts, the educational and working life trajectories of individuals remain differentiated by their positions in intersecting schemes of social categorisation. The lingering inequalities in opportunities and outcomes call for intersectional analyses that recognise the multitude of factors and contextual characteristics that influence educational and school-to-work transitions, policies and career guidance practices.
We invite researchers, practitioners and other experts to come together to analyse and discuss the micro- and macro-level phenomena that relate to educational and school-to-work transitions as well as the practices and policies facilitating these transitions. Together, we will seek to understand how intersecting social categorisations shape the transitions of individuals and how the living conditions, lived experiences and individual life projects of youth and young adults are taken into account in policies and career guidance practices.
The conference is organised by the Department of Education and Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Education CELE in the University of Turku, Finland.