On the occasion of the coming “Open Days 2012”, the PES group in the Committee of the Regions (CoR) will organize a workshop that urges the introduction of a European-wide youth guarantee as a way to tackle unemployment and to build social cohesion across the Member States. This workshop, entitled “Youth (un)employment: Exploring solutions that work”, is set to be held on 10 October and will gather together European, national and regional leaders.
The PES group in the CoR has underlined that; “tackling youth unemployment requires immediate and bold action in order to avert a major catastrophe. Not only do current figures seriously undermine social cohesion in some Member States but they also jeopardise European integration as a whole. For this reason, a Europe-wide youth guarantee should be introduced, ensuring that every young person in Europe will be offered a job, further education or work-focused training at the latest four months after leaving education or after becoming unemployed”.
The need to adopt a European Youth Employment Strategy will be another of the main points of the workshop. Participants will be encouraged to propose and debate examples of those solutions which have been successful at regional and local level in battling youth unemployment.
More information and workshop registration at the PES Group website.