Massimiliano Mascherini is a research manager at Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working
Conditions. He is the leading author of the recent publication “NEETs: young people Not in Employment, Education and Training
– Characteristics, Costs and olicy Responses” where an estimation of the cost of youth unemployment was performed. He
also coordinated the report “Effectiveness of policy measures to increase the employment participation of young people” which
identified some key points of the most effective policies for the labour market reintegration of reintegrating youth in Europe.
Massimiliano got his Ph.D. in Applied Statistics at the University of Florence and his main research interests lie in the fields of
social cohesion and labour market participation, with great emphasis on young people and the social consequences of their exclusion
from the labour market. He carried out several studies in the field of social capital, civic participation and active citizenship.
Before joining Eurofound he worked as scientific officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and at the
University of Florence. He has been visiting fellow at the University of Sydney (Australia) and at Aalborg University (Denmark)