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November 25, 2013 / Sian Moore

What future for Europe’s young people? Concept and implementation of the Youth Guarantee

Presented by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Thursday 28 November 2013

5:00 to 6.30pm

Hosted in the Stephen Lawrence Building, Room SL101, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS

This talk will focus on the most critical stage in a person’s professional development; the Youth Guarantee is a key structural reform at a time of a protracted economic crisis that severely impacts young people’s career prospects for both the short and the long term. At least €6 billion will be set aside in the EU budget to help finance trainings, hiring subsidies, job-search support and other elements of the Youth Guarantee in regions where more than 25% of young jobseekers cannot find work. However, making the Youth Guarantee happen will require excellent cooperation between job centres, businesses, schools and local authorities, based on a strong political commitment to reach out to everyone, including those hardest to help. Will Europe succeed in this effort to enable a decent future for all labour market entrants?

László Andor has been the EU’s Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion since February 2010. Between 2005 and 2010 he represented Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia on the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. Previously he was an associate professor at Corvinus University of Budapest and King Sigismund College, editor of journals, and advisor to the Hungarian Prime Minister.

To register for this seminar, please complete the online booking form: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/business/services/events/events/current/big-picture-seminar

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