Youth UnEmployment

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 loo...

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Second cycle of the Youth unEmployment project – Open Call for members

Dear AEGEE members,
[We’re still looking for YOU!]

We are soon starting with the second cycle of the youth unEmployment project!
In the last 4 years the project has been providing tools to pursue the dream jobs and preparing young people to the face the challenging job market, which can be found under

We aim to raise employability of young people. We intend to make YOUth more adaptable to the changing demands of the labour market. We want to smoothen the transition to the adulthood.
To become a part of the youth unemployment project, please fill in the form .

“The past cannot be changed the future is yet in our power” Mary Pickford.

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SCIENCE vs HUMANITIES- think twice before you decide

With the world moving towards the advanced industries, it is well justified why governments join forces with private companies and schools to ensure that teenagers do not limit their career choices while opting for humanities rather than science at the early stages of their life. Quite simply, failing to take so-called STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) might result in the students being hold back in the future.

While the skills mismatch is already a overpowering problem, it is necessary to recognize that the market demand will not swift towards humanities anytime soon, if any...

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OPEN CALL: Project Manager

Dear AEGEE members,

after four years of activity, Youth UnEmployment project team is looking for a new Project Manager. The new Project Manager will work in the framework of a new cycle of the project and developing the new Strategic Plan 2014-2017.

The Youth UnEmployment project is the AEGEE-Europe project which aims at increasing youth employability.


  1. Increase the recognition of voluntary work as work experience.
  2. Increase the recognition of Non-Formal education as an important skill at work.
  3. Empower young people to effectively use their skills and preferences to get into employment.
  4. Empower young people to set up enterprises.
  5. Raise awareness about employment opportunities.

We are looking for someone:

-passionate for youth work
-experienced in youth unemployment th...

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Your first EURES job

Do you want to work abroad? Here is your chance to do it! Read about the initiative of our partner, Gi Group, and EURES.

“Your first EURES job” (YfEj) initiative provides support for foreign employment for young entrepreneurs.

Your first EURES job

What’s this?

Your First EURES job is a free of charge mobility scheme that helps young EU citizens to find job opportunities in other EU countries. This is part of the European Union ‘Europe 2020’ flagship initiative “Youth On The Move” and one of the key actions to address youth unemployment and boost youth labor mobility.

Who can participate in our pr...

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Nielsen Europe is hiring young graduates: Become a candidate now!

Dear AEGEE members,
YuE Team is glad to announce you a new partnership with Nielsen Europe and a great intership opportunity for all AEGEE members across Europe! Nielsen is hiring graduates and the AEGEE member profile perfectly suits what they are looking for.

The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries spread across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America, employing around 40.000 people. Founded in 1923, Nielsen has pioneered market research and promotes continuous innovation.

Nielsen’s finance department is starting an imp...

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Open Call for new Team members

Dear AEGEE members,

The Youth UnEmployment team is looking for new members, fresh ideas…YOUR ideas!

The Youth UnEmployment situation in Europe is one of the biggest problems of the present and the future. Have you ever paid any thought to the youth employment situation? Are you interested in what is happening in Europe? Are you interested in youth policies on employment, youth guarantee, quality of internship, volunteering, non-formal education?

Do you want to be a member of a multicultural, active team? Do you want to inspire other people with your positive energy? Well now you can!

We are starting a new cycle of the project and looking for fresh members for our team. It does not matter if you are experienced or not in the field, you are welcome to join us and we will learn all together! If you are interested in, please fill in the following form and we will get in touch with you.

Deadline: 20.02.2014 – 23:59 CET

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask at

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Open Call: Host local for European School of Entrepreneurship 2014

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?

If you want to be the next host of ...

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Open Call: “Youth employment” concept development meeting

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!

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The Youth Guarantee in France: la Garantie Jeunes

The article from Youth Policy Watch Issue 84 of the European Youth Forum state how the Youth Guarantee is becoming a reality in France

[Read here]

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

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New publication: Quality Jobs for Young People

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

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