Youth Employment and Participation
Start date: Oct 1, 2012,
The “YEP” project, “Youth Employment and Participation”, aims to gather together international young people, youth workers and experts in youth policies, in order to provide an opportunity for debate and build up of a structured dialogue on a transnational basis with reference to youth unemployment. Such an issue is particularly relevant, since the global economic crisis, which is affecting Europe, is striking heavily the young generations, leaving them with limited perspectives for their future. We deem furthermore that the economic exclusion is generating a multilevel marginalization of the younger for what concerns the social and political participation in the EU life. A five days seminar on the topic will be held in Strasbourg where 42 participants from six different countries will attend several formal and non-formal activities such as: debates and discussion, structured dialogue workshops, sharing of best practices and intercultural activities. A preparatory and an evaluation phase are foreseen to involve in the project the highest number of young stakeholders, to disseminate the project outcomes and to assess the effective quality of the activity implementation. At the end of the seminar a publication will gather the results of the work done by the participants.This project ambition is to offer an opportunity for debate about the youth unemployment challenge, through networking and exchange of best practices. It is expected to generate new and innovative solutions, potential interventions and recommendations to be addressed to the local, national and international communities. As a cross cutting objective, it aims at the same time to transfer to participants some methods for the set up of a structured and efficient dialogue between youth and the decision makers in charge for youth policies.
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