This lecture series explores the issue of youth employment in the Middle East and North Africa. Internationally esteemed scholars present their recent and on-going research on different aspects of youth employment in the region and in Finland. The lectures cover approaches from large-scale structural issues and processes to the dynamics of precarious work and everyday life in small settings. Twenty-two MENA countries (Middle East and North Africa) have their own policies and labour market realities, and the country cases will provide the particularities in the MENA region.
The Studia Generalia lecture series is intended for everyone; professionals, researchers, and students interested in knowing more about the topic. Coordination of the lectures is done by university lecturer Henri Onodera (University of Helsinki), researcher Oona Myllyntaus (Tampere University), and postdoctoral researcher Yahia Benyamina (Tampere University, Research Center in Social and Cultural Anthropology CRASC, Algeria) who will also act as a discussant.
Tampere University, September – October 2023
All lectures are held at 5 pm. – 6.30 pm. (Finnish time, UTC+3)
Monday 18th September, 2023
Mustapha Radji I University of Abdelhamid Ibn Badis, Mostaganem, Algeria
Lecture title: Youth employment policies in Algeria 1990–2022: What works and what doesn't?
Monday 25th September, 2023
Linda Herrera I University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, US
Lecture title: Youth in the MENA as the "Precariat": Implications for School to Work Transitions
Monday 2nd October, 2023
Fatma Raach I University of Jendouba, Tunisia
Lecture title: The informal work of young people: Is it really a choice? Analyzing the obstacles relating to access to the formal economy
Monday 9th October, 2023
Marko Juntunen I University of Helsinki, Finland
Lecture title: Future plans in multicultural suburb: Diasporic experiences of growing up in Finland
Online & Venue: City Centre Campus, Main building, room A07
Tampere University in collaboration with the research project What works? Youth transitions from education to employment in the Middle East and North Africa (2019–2023)