YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE EUROPEAN YOUTH GUARANTEE
How to guarantee a brighter future for young people?
FRIDAY, 12 JULY, 9.15am-1pm
LIBERTY HALL, DUBLIN 1
Youth unemployment is the biggest single challenge facing Europe. The European Union is providing €6 billion to help combat youth unemployment in Ireland and across Europe.
These funds will be spent to implement Youth Guarantee programmes in areas with high rates (above 25%) of youth unemployment.
These programmes are intended to offer a young person quality employment, training, an apprenticeship or further education within four months of finishing their education or becoming unemployed.
Most of these European funds will be spent in 2014 and 2015. The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has now brokered agreement on a European-wide framework for the Youth Guarantee.
The next six months are therefore crucial for the design of Ireland's Youth Guarantee programmes.
This public event is intended to enable young people and organisations working on their behalf outline how they believe the Youth Guarantee should be implemented in Ireland so that it will make a real impact on our youth employment crisis and to guarantee a brighter future for young people.
Participants (see agenda below) will include representatives of youth organisations, local partnership groups, unemployed groups, and Government and European bodies involved in preparing Youth Guarantee programmes.
As places are limited, if you would like to attend this public seminar, please register by contacting me at email@example.com or 01.8746109 before 5.00pm on Wednesday, 10 July.
9.15am Registration (refreshments provided)
9.45am Welcome and introduction
Emer Costello MEP, Leader, Irish Delegation, Socialists and Democrats Group, Member EP Committee on Employment & Social Affairs.
10-11.15am Tackling youth unemployment through the Youth Guarantee
Lidia Salvatore, Eurofound
David Treacy, City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee
Mary Murphy, NUI Maynooth,
Lorraine Mulligan, SIPTU Trade Union
11.15-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.45 Ensuring the effective implementation of the Youth Guarantee
Ita Mangan, Chair of the Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare
Brid O’Brien, Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed
James Doorley, National Youth Council of Ireland
Mick Creedon, Ballymun Job Centre
12.45 Closing Remarks
Emer Costello MEP.