Transition to adulthood and life course inequalities: Good entry, good life?

The 24th annual workshop of the European Research Network on Transitions in Youth (TIY) will take place in Trento, Italy on 7-10 September 2016.

The workshop will be hosted by the Department of Sociology and Social Research jointly with the Center for Social Inequality Studies (CSIS) of the University of Trento.

The theme for this year’s workshop is:

Transition to adulthood and life course inequalities: Good entry, good life?

Anyone who wishes to present a paper at the workshop should send a one A4 page abstract by email to the address indicated below by 31 March, 2016. The abstract should clearly indicate: research question(s); theoretical foundations; data and methods and expected results/contribution to the debate on youth transitions.

In keeping with our usual procedures, abstracts will be assessed for selection by the members of the Network Committee on the basis of their quality and relevance to the theme of the workshop. Authors will be notified of the decision regarding their paper by 30 April, 2016 at the latest.

The conference fee is set at € 600 and includes four nights of accommodation (single room), lunches and social events (including conference dinner). Since only a limited number of places will be available, anyone who wishes to attend the conference without presenting a paper should notify the conference organisers as soon as possible. In order to ensure the smooth running of the workshop, participants should register and pay the conference fee before 30 June, 2016 to be guaranteed accommodation organized by the workshop staff.

For papers to be made available in advance to workshop participants, final (electronic) versions should reach the local organisers at the very latest by 17 August, 2016.

Local organisers: Paolo Barbieri, Stefani Scherer, Giampiero Passaretta

Relevant websites:

Dept. Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento:
Center for Social Inequality Studies, University of Trento:

Submission of abstracts: Abstracts should be sent by email to:

Download the full version of the full call for papers: Call_TIY2016_Trento_final