General information

About TIY

The long-term goal of the Transitions in Youth (TIY) Network is to advance theoretical understanding of transitions in youth and especially of the relationships between education/training and the labour market, through the comparative analysis of regular and longitudinal surveys of transitions.
The TIY Network brings together social scientists interested in the transitions of young people as they progress towards adulthood. The main focus is on the transition from education to the labour market, but in the context of other transitions, for example to new family statuses or to independent households.
The principal activity of the Network is to hold annual specific theme workshops. The number of places at each workshop is limited, but participation is made as "open" as possible by publishing a call for papers.
Next to these workshops, the Network serves as a forum for researchers. Information on the Network's activities are distributed through the Network's email list. You can join the Network by sending an email to For more information see Network's homepage.

Press release dated September 2, 2016 (in italian).
Network Committee

  • Maarten Wolbers (chair), Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Hans Dietrich, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
  • Cristina Iannelli, University of Edinburgh
  • Irena Kogan, University of Mannheim
  • Luis Ortiz, Sociodemographic Research Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • Emer Smyth, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
  • Walter van Trier, Ghent University
  • Dieter Verhaest, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel and SHERPPA, Ghent University

Local organisers (

  • Paolo Barbieri
  • Giampiero Passaretta
  • Stefani Scherer