The FRFG announced the fourth Intergenerational Justice Award 07/08 will deal with the issues surrounding the "boomerang generation", and in particular the "internship generaration" (generation P-Praktikanten) , with the prize money standing at € 10,000.
The award is designed to appeal to young scholars in the first instance, addressing two problems which both concern the relationship between different generations on the labour market.
On the one hand it deals with the difficult situation faced by graduates, who have to work as interns under increasingly worse conditions because of the lack of graduate jobs; on the other hand, it examines the unequal treatement of younger and older employees in the workplace, especially regarding the 'seniority principle'.
The main topic is focused around three subtopics. Candidates should attempt question 1, either 2a, 2b or 2c and question 3.
1. Define “Intergenerational Justice” and “Just Wages” and address the relationship between the two.
a) Analyse legal and collective labour agreements regarding intergenerational justice in Germany
b) Describe how the world of work is changing in general, and what effects this has on different generations,
c) Compare situations facing the younger generation entering the world of work in Germany and at least one other country.
3.Which solutions could be found on a social, corporate and individual level?
The prize(s) will be awarded at an awards ceremony during a congress in June/July 2008.
The entry deadline for 2007/2008 is March 15, 2008.
For more information, please email The Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is also available on the German website