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.
The Youth UnEmployment project team would like to present you our project European School of Entrepreneurship – ESE. We are now looking for partners to become part of this legendary event!
The following countries are especially invited to apply: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
You can find here the open call for partners for the European School of Entrepreneurship 2013. Please fill in the partners identification form by April 22, 2013 and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to reading from you soon,
The AEGEE Youth UnEmployment Project team decided to skip the traditional skype meeting and instead meet up in Brussels. The team held a physical meeting at the AEGEE Head Office on 12.4.-14.4.2013 with the Project Leader Florence, ESE Leader Beata, FR Responsible David and PR Responsible Iina present.
The week-end included not only crazy teambuilding moments, but above all intensive discussions on how to bring the YuE project to a higher level: ESE 2013 preparations just started with a new concept, energy and motivation, and other new initiatives will see the light in 2013!
Stay tuned for more!
The Youth UnEmployment project is looking for trainers for the third edition of
European School of Entrepreneurship 2013 (ESE)!
Would you like to meet and train young, enthusiastic, future entrepreneurs?
Do you like to share your knowledge?
Would you like to create an amazing event with us?
Are you ready for taking up a challenge!
Please find below detailed information about European School of Entrepreneurship 2013
and the desired trainer’s profile!
The International Labour Organization have released their World of Work Report for 2013. The Report Includes an ‘EU Snapshot’ which addresses youth unemployment and the youth guarantee, it also gives a very good macro-level insight into the crisis. Some statements from the report below.
Firstly, there are over 10 million more unemployed people in the EU in 2013 than in 2008. Unemployment has been increasing consistently since the onset of the crisis, but has increased at an alarming rate over the past year. A core reason for this is that austerity measures are having a very negative impact on employment. Or to put it another way, we are currently experiencing the social after effects of the 2008 economic shock.
There have been several developments on the youth guarantee in recent weeks.
The National Youth Council of Ireland and the European Youth Forum gave input to the Joint Committee on EU Affairs in the Irish Parliament last week on the youth guarantee.
You can find an article on it here
, and NYCI’s press release here
NYCI has produced a factsheet on the youth guarantee(find it here
), which applies many of the European statistics on youth unemployment to their own national context.
The Spanish Youth Council have also produced a Spanish version of the Youth Guarantee in Europe publication (attached).
To read about regional application of the youth guarantee scheme, see at the example in Birmingham and Aragon: read the article here
The European Commission has proposed operational rules to implement the Youth Employment Initiative to combat youth unemployment. The Youth Employment Initiative was proposed by the 7-8 February 2013 European Council with a budget of €6 billion for the period 2014-20.
Youth Guarantee Seminar / Berlin, 13 March 2013
European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Reference: SPEECH/13/219 Event Date: 13/03/2013