The EKCYP expert database

What is it ?

The EKCYP expert database allows experts in youth matters to place their own portfolios setting out their expertise and make them widely available. This database intends, amongst other things, to support the network building between youth practitioners, policy-makers and researchers. The expert database contributes to the development of a European area of youth knowledge, in accordance with the overall mission of the EKCYP.

Looking for an expert in youth policy ? Check out our database.

If you are an expert in youth policy, please register in our database.

If you are a trainer or if you are looking for trainers we advise you to also check the Trainers Online for Youth (TOY) database developed by our partner SALTO-Youth or to use the Trainers Pool of the Council of Europe Directorate of Youth and Sport.

How does it work ?

To be able to register as an expert, please complete this form and add a CV and/or the links to any relevant websites providing evidence about your expertise. The Secretariat of the EU-CoE Youth Partnership will validate your portfolio and you will be informed by e-mail as soon as it is available online. The portfolio will be available online for all users. Your CV and contacts details will only be available to registered users. Should you do have some concerns about this, please amend your CV accordingly by deleting any contact details except e-mail adress.

Disclaimer: Please note that the Secretariat of the EU-CoE Youth Partnership does not take any responsability concerning the information provided by the experts. Beeing registered as an expert on this website does not necessarily mean that the person worked for a European Institution as a consultant or in any other capacity.

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Dr. Michael Gebel

  • English (C2)
  • German (C2)
Professional sector
  • Youth research
Fields of expertise
  • Transitions to adulthood
  • Young people health and wellbeing
  • Youth and gender
  • Youth education and training
  • Youth employment / entrepreneurship
Countries of Expertise
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • ~ Egypt
  • ~ Iran
  • ~ Jordan
  • ~ Syria
  • ~ Tajikistan
Department of Sociology, University of Bamberg, Germany
A few words about myself
I am Full Professor of Sociology, esp. Methods of Empirical Social Research at the University of Bamberg in Germany. I graduated both in economics and social sciences and earned my doctoral degree in sociology. I have gained experience in international and interdisciplinary collaborative research on youth labour markets by working on various international research projects (e.g. as a director of four research projects at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)), being part of several international research networks and associations (e.g. European Network on Transitions in Youths), and working as an expert for European Union agencies (e.g. European Training Foundation, Eurofound). My specific research interests include transitions to adulthood, youth unemployment and temporary employment, international comparative research and quantitative methods. My comparative work focuses on Western and Eastern Europe as well as the Middle East and Northern Africa. I have co-authored three comparative books on youth labour markets and published widely in leading academic journals on topics of youth transition to adulthood.
Currently, I am co-coordinator of the international and interdisciplinary research EU-Horizon2020 project "Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer“ (EXCEPT), which is funded by 2.5 Mio Euro by the European Commission. I am also coordinator of the international and interdisciplinary research project "Opportunities and Barriers at the Transition from Education to Work. A Comparative Youth Study in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Tajikistan", which is funded by 400,000 Euro by the VolkswagenStiftung. I am also scientific co-head of pillar 5 ‘Returns to education in the life course’ of the National Education Panel Study (NEPS) at the Leibniz-Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

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