We are pleased to announce that a second paper supported under our call for collaborative publications has just been published in the journal Social Sciences. The team was led by Paul Flynn and involved other members such as Vesela Radovic, Alen Mujcinovic, Štefan Bojnec and Francisco Simoes, as well as Veronica McCauley. Congratulations to all the team. Check the link below:


Rapid Evidence Assessment Protocol for the Meta-Analysis of Initiatives, Interventions and Programmes That Target Rural NEETs

1School of Education, National University of Ireland, H91 TK33 Galway, Ireland
2Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Sarajevo, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
4Faculty of Management, University of Primorska, SI-6101 Koper-Capodistria, Slovenia
5University Institute of Lisbon, 1649-026 Lisbon, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Svetlana Drobyazko
Soc. Sci. 202211(8), 362; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci11080362
The acronym NEET refers to youths aged between 15 and 34 years old who are excluded from employment, education or training. However, historically, the NEET demographic has been depicted as a largely homogenous group. Against this backdrop and given the dependency of rural economies on agricultural practices for survival, such practices have been in decline for a number of years, seriously threatening rural communities’ sustainability. While these rural NEETs can present as registered unemployed and also within the reporting statistics of various different state-funded initiatives, interventions and programmes, in the case of Rural NEETs, there is a dearth of reporting categories that highlight the specificity of this group resulting in their presence being largely overlooked within official dissemination. In order to advance this emergent field of research, presented here is a Rapid Evidence Assessment protocol that will aid future work of the authors and for others to adapt and/or adopt. View Full-Text