JMintheUS Webinar: The European Union and Youth Employment

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Birgit Daiber, Member of the European Parliament Tuesday, January 26, 1:00pm EDT (11:00am MST)

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As shown by earlier recessions, youth employment is more sensitive to the business cycle than adult employment and the economic recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to bring back dramatically high youth unemployment and NEET rates (young people who are not in education, employment or training).

To further support an inclusive economic recovery, school to work transitions in the changing world of work, and ensure that young people make the most of the opportunities stemming from digital, resilient and green transitions, the European Union had developed programs and initiatives along with funding sources to address these needs.

For example, The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) exclusively supports NEETs, including the long-term unemployed or those not registered as jobseekers. It ensures that in parts of Europe where the challenges are most acute, young people can receive targeted support. Typically, the YEI funds the provision of apprenticeships, traineeships, job placements and further education leading to a qualification.

Come here Birgit Daiber discuss the various youth programs in Europe and how they are funded.

ImageBio Birgit Daiber

As Member of the European Parliament (MEP), as director of the European Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Brussels, as coordinator of transatlantic and international projects and as an expert for social urban development she has been involved for over decades in the building of Europe. She ist the author and publisher of a number of books and articles on european and international issues. The common good of humanity, gender-oriented civil conflict prevention and the intercultural dialogue are in the focus of her present attention. Fields of activity:

Political Analysis – Networking – Public Sector and Government Relations – Conflict-Management and Counselling – Project- and Programme-Development , Implementation and Management – Desk-Research – Content-Management – Data-Mining and related activities.

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ImageThis event is presented by the University of Colorado Boulder Colorado European Union Center of Excellence and is supported by the European Union Erasmus+ Program, Jean Monnet in the USA, and Candriam Investors Group