NEET Strategies in Post-Recession Ireland: Reflections on the Importance of Connecting Formal and Non-Formal Educational Supports

https://doi.org/10.46841/RCV.2021.04.06

Authors

  • Paul Flynn National University of Ireland

Keywords:

NEET's, Youth, Education, Training

Abstract

In the aftermath of the 2007−2008 global economic crisis, Ireland had one of the highest unemployment rates in the OECD for those aged between 15−25 years. An over-dependence on the construction and agriculture sectors (used to absorb early school leavers into related apprenticeship programmes) was exposed. Consequently, a reassessment of the challenges this demographic faced informed the development of a suite of targeted responses. This paper reflects on three distinct, although interrelated, areas where strategies which impacted upon NEETs were actioned in Ireland between 2007 and 2019. These are: formal education; non-formal education and training; and, establishing the voice of those most impacted (i.e., NEETs and potential NEETs), as central to the success of emergent and future responses.

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Author Biography

Paul Flynn, National University of Ireland

School of Education, Nuns Island, National University of Ireland, Galway
Address: University Rd, Galway, Ireland.
Email: paul.flynn@nuigalway.ie

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Published

2021-10-29

How to Cite

Flynn, P. (2021). NEET Strategies in Post-Recession Ireland: Reflections on the Importance of Connecting Formal and Non-Formal Educational Supports. Calitatea Vieții, 32(4), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.46841/RCV.2021.04.06

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