The statistics show that unemployment among young people is increasing across Europe, where in several countries it has even reached more than 40%. Nowadays, being a graduate from a reputable university with high marks is not enough to ensure rapid employment. There are many reasons behind the problem of youth unemployment, for example: lack of particular skills, wrong educational system, mismatches between education and needs in labor market, lack of self confidence, lack of self esteem, and of course structural lack of working places.
What can young people do to increase their employability then? How are they going to find a job? How are they going to effectively present themselves in the labor market and succeed? These are just some of the questions which youth and new graduates are looking answers to.
Dear AEGEE antennas!
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t”
A student in Warren G. Tracy’s class
This sentences can be an inspiration for starting your business that can be one of the possible solutions for the current European problems affecting the transition from education to work. Why don’t you take the future in your own hands?
Do you want to support our idea and be part of an interesting project?
Youth UnEmployment team is looking for an Antenna that would like to host the 3rd edition of ESE (European School of Entrepreneurship).
Are YOU ready for new challenges?
Dear AEGEE members
If you are following attentively the AEGEEan, last week an article about
AEGEE role in the Youth UnEmployment issue:
Therefore, since the topic will continue being one of the hot issues in
Europe in the next years, and since YOUTH EMPLOYMENT was also chosen as one of the Focus Areas of the new Strategic Plan, the Comité Directeur and the Youth (un)Employment project want to invite all motivated members to join us for a meeting to redefine our work in the field. We are looking for new members, fresh ideas…YOUR ideas!
The article from Youth Policy Watch Issue 84 of the European Youth Forum state how the Youth Guarantee is becoming a reality in France
The European Commission has announced that only nine of the twenty-eight European Union countries have submitted plans to tackle the bloc’s youth unemployment crisis. Under the so-called Youth Guarantee Scheme, all member states must submit plans to the European Commission before the end of this month. Watch here
From Youth Policy Watch Issue 92 by YFJ
Youth Summit calls for greater action to provide quality jobs
Young people across Europe gathered in Paris to discuss and propose bold solutions to tackle the on-going youth unemployment crisis. The Youth Summit on Quality Jobs was held to coincide with the intergovernmental conference that EU leaders attended to discuss the same topic area.
The full article here
Please find the new publication from the European Youth Forum about quality jobs here
Please find attached an open call for participants for a training course on advocacy that will take place in Portugal in October. The Youth UnEmployment project of AEGEE is partner of the training and can send 2 participants from France.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if interested! If you want to know more about advocacy strategies and processes, in a multicultural setting, using non-formal education methods, this is the training for YOU !
More info here and here
The European Youth Forum has today issued a Press Release ahead of the European Council meeting tomorrow and on 28 June, calling for European leaders to meet young people’s employment expectations.
We urge the European Council to take coordinated action and ensure concrete European, national and regional investment to guarantee quality jobs for young people, through implementing an efficient Youth Guarantee, fighting in-work precariousness as well as committing to adopting quality frameworks on internships and apprenticeships.
The latest EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review has been published.
The Review highlights that the number of jobs is at an all time low since the onset of the crisis. Youth unemployment continues to rise in countries such as Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus and Slovenia, and in April 2013 stood at 23.5% in the EU27.