CEPS Ideas Lab 2017: Reconstructing the Union
This CEPS conference will take place in The Egg in Brussels on 23 - 24 February 2017. Eurofound and CEPS will co-organise a workshop on Social Europe within the framework of the conference.
Founded in Brussels in 1983, CEPS is a leading think tank and forum for debate on EU affairs, with an exceptionally strong in-house research capacity and an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world.
Massimiliano Mascherini will take part as a discussion leader in the following workshop (23 February - 14:30hrs):
** Is the Youth Guarantee a waste of time and money? **
Youth unemployment has been high on the EU policy agenda since the crisis, but millions of young Europeans are still without employment, or not in education or training. In 2013, policymakers adopted the Youth Guarantee, under which member states commit to offering every citizen under 25 years of age a job, on apprenticeship or a place in higher education within four months of leaving school or losing a job. Some early studies report that the Youth Guarantee is working, but other analysts are more critical.
Since the Youth Guarantee requires substantial investment, could the funds be used more effectively?
Discussion Leaders: Jacqueline O’Reilly, Professor, University of Brighton; Carmen Casero Gonzales, Director General for Social Economy, Ministry of Employment and Social Security of Spain; Massimiliano Mascherini, Senior Research Manager, Social Policies Unit, Eurofound
Moderator: Miroslav Beblavy, Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS.