Perspectives for a decent future for today’s youth – Final conference of world of work for youth project

Wednesday 7 December 2016 | 15.00-17.30 | European Parliament | visitors area | Brussels

The continuous crisis has claimed a lot of victims, with young people being particularly vulnerable and resulting in 14 million young people who are not in employment, education or training. In the course of the project young NEETs, youth workers, and volunteers became empowered through peer-to-peer learning to engage in social and democratic processes in their local communities to better advocate for youth rights and access to quality employment opportunities.

During the final conference the results of the project World of Work for youth (WOW project) will be presented to the policy makers and stakeholders. Youth representatives as well as the young trade unionists will present their testimonies about the situation on the labour market in Denmark, Ireland, Italy and Serbia, which will then be underlined by the screening of the video on youth activism in these countries. Furthermore, we will host a debate on the perspectives for decent work for youth, measures to fight youth unemployment and support NEETs in transition from education to employment.

The invited speakers representing policy makers and youth will discuss measures to reach out to NEETs and equip them with the skills, competences and knowledge needed on the labour market, how to support their personal development and participation in society and how to increase quality employment and lifelong learning for youth.

Draft programme of the conference.

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