How can we tackle youth unemployment in Ireland?

Emer Costello MEP and Laszlo Andor

Last Saturday, September 8th, I hosted a seminar on the 'Youth Guarantee' in conjunction with Labour Youth and John Lyons TD.

The Youth Guarantee is a straight forward solution to the growing social problem of youth unemployment. It would offer every young person a job, further education or work-focused training at the latest four months after leaving education or after becoming unemployed.

5.5 million young people are currently unemployed in Europe and an additional 1.5 million are forced into precarious jobs. In some countries as many as one young person out of two cannot find a job.

The Labour group in the European Parliament, the Socialists and Democrats, are calling for a European Youth Guarantee as a way to tackle youth unemployment.

The Youth Guarantee is a straight forward solution to the growing social problem of youth unemployment in Ireland. It would offer every young person a job, further education or work-focused training at the latest four months after leaving education or after becoming unemployed

The event was a success with interesting contributions from both my fellow panel members and the audience which included Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn.

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published this page in Blog 2012-09-13 18:27:16 +0200
"Your future is my future - a European Youth Guarantee now!"
The Party of European Socialists (PES), Young European Socialists (YES) and PES Women are running the campaign "Your future is my future" and calling for a European Youth Guarantee to tackle youth unemployment.

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