9.30 Registration (tea/coffee on arrival)
10.00 Welcome and introduction
Emer Costello MEP, Leader, Irish Delegation, Socialists and Democrats Group, Member EP Committee on Employment & Social Affairs
10.15 Keynote Address
Ruairi QuinnTD, Minister for Education and Skills
10.30 Panel Discussion and Q&A - Delivering a Youth Guarantee for North County Dublin
Loraine Mulligan, SIPTU (Chair)
Deputy Brendan Ryan, TD for Dublin Fingal
Siobhan Kinsella, Dublin Fingal Chamber
Lidia Salvatore, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working
11.50 Closing remarks
Emer Costello MEP
- The Youth unemployment rate in Ireland, though decreasing, remains more than twice as high as the adult one – 28.5 % against 13.6 %
- Early leavers from education and training are a high-risk group – 55.5% of them across Europe are not employed and within this group about 70% want to work.
- There are significant skills mismatches on Europe's labour market.
- When young people do work, their jobs tend to be less stable – Across the EU in 2012, 42.0 % of young employees were working on a temporary contract (four times as much as adults) and 32.0 % part-time (nearly twice the adults’ rate).
The European Union is now providing €8 billion to combat youth unemployment. These funds will be used to implement the European Youth Guarantee in EU regions with very high (i.e. above 25%) rates of youth unemployment.
Based on what works in other European countries, this is intended to offer young unemployed people quality employment, training, an apprenticeship or further education within four months of finishing their education or becoming unemployed. EU spending will be frontloaded over 2014 and 2015.
I want to see at least one third of Ireland’s allocation going to Dublin, including North County Dublin, where 1,400 young people remain out of work.
This event is aimed at enabling young people in North County Dublin and organisations working with them to find out more about the European Youth Guarantee. It will also allow them to have their say on how it should be implemented, so that the European Youth Guarantee makes a real impact on the area’s youth unemployment.
Speakers will include Minister for Education & Skills Ruairi Quinn TD, representatives of local partnership groups, unemployed groups, and Government and European bodies involved in the European Youth Guarantee (see a full agenda underneath).
As places are limited, please register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8746109 before 5.00pm, Wednesday, 9th October if you would like to attend.
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