Youth Guarantee: making it happen
8 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium
Venue: Management Centre Europe, 118 Rue de l'Aqueduc, Brussels
The high-level conference Youth Guarantee: making it happen is organised by the European Commission and will take place in Brussels on Tuesday, 8 April 2014.
This one-day conference will bring together key practitioners involved in the implementation of the Council Recommendation on establishing a Youth Guarantee adopted in April 2013. It will discuss progress achieved by Member States in putting in place Youth Guarantee schemes and making use of the € 6 billion Youth Employment Initiative made available to support the Youth Guarantee's delivery in 2014-15, in addition to support from the European Social Fund available over 2014-20.
The Youth Guarantee means that each Member State should 'ensure that all young people under the age of 25 years receive a good-quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship within a period of four months of becoming unemployed or leaving formal education.'
Participants will include national Youth Guarantee coordinators, managing authorities of funding programmes co-financed by the European Social Fund, representatives of EU-level and national social partners and youth organisations, representatives of Public Employment Services as well as members of the G20 Task Force on Employment.
Welcome messages will be delivered by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission and László Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
Eurofound will be represented by Massimiliano Mascherini, Research Manager in the Employment and Change Unit.
Interpretation will be provided (for all plenary sessions and half of the parallel sessions) from/into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Greek.