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Follow the conference "I want a job and I want it now" live on 6-7 June

S&D conference - European Youth Guarantee campaign

Tomorrow from 14h30 to 17h30 and on 7 June, from 9h00 to 12h30 you can follow the live streaming of the conference "I want a job and I want it now" at

The conference is organized by the Group of the Socialists and Democrats at the European Parliament and aims at debating the EU contribution in fighting youth unemployment. The Youth Guarantee will be one of the key measures in discussion.

There will be live-blogging from the conference and you can send your comments and questions via twitter @theprogressives using #IWantAJob

Conference programme

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European Commissioner Laszlo Andor supports a Youth Guarantee

European Commissioner for Social Affairs, Laszlo Andor, endorses the idea of a Youth Guarantee

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Kampagne für eine Europäische Jugendgarantie

SPD joins the European Youth Guarantee campaign

Junge Menschen sollen spätestens vier Monate nach Abschluss ihrer Ausbildung oder nach Eintritt in die Arbeitslosigkeit (wieder) arbeiten können. Das ist Ziel einer Europäischen Jugendgarantie, für die sich die SPE, die Sozialdemokratische Partei Europas, einsetzt. Die Kampagne wird auch von SPD-Europaabgeordneten unterstützt.

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Derek Vaughan MEP endorses the European Youth Guarantee campaign

Derek Vaugham MEP holds European Youth Guarantee campaign frame

Welsh Labour Euro MP, DEREK VAUGHAN, has backed calls for a European Youth Guarantee that would provide every young person in the EU with a job, further education or a training place at the latest four months after leaving education or after becoming unemployed.

The European Youth Guarantee scheme proposed by PES (Party of European Socialists) is designed to help the 5.5 million young people in the EU currently without a job.

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MEP Peter Skinner supports Maltese Labour Party project for youth

Peter Skinner MEP (Labour Party, UK) addresses a Partit Laburista (PL, Malta) town meeting and endorses PL pledge for education, training and employment of youth.

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Socialist MEP pushes for a European Youth Guarantee

Pervenche Beres MEP supports a European Youth Guarantee

Pervenche Berès MEP has proposed a European Youth Guarantee in a resolution approved by the European Parliament on 24 May.

The MEPs are calling for the reallocation of EU structural funds to projects capable of creating jobs for young people, and asking for a "European Youth Guarantee" to be implemented. This guarantee is already defended by the PES and it would ensure that young people are not without jobs for more than four months.

More information on the "Youth opportunities initiative" resolution

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Maltese Labour Party endorses Youth Guarantee

Maltese Labour Party Joseph Muscat, teachers, trade unionists and professors endorse the Youth Guarantee.

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MEP Emer Costello supports European Youth Guarantee campaign

MEP Emer Costello (Labour Party, Ireland) supports a European Youth Guarantee during a debate on the "Youth Opportunity initiative" resolution - in the European Parliament.

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Young Labour supports campaign for a European Youth Guarantee

Redbridge Young Labour endorses European Youth Guarantee

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Earlier this week the youth-wing of the Redbridge Labour Group welcomed proposals by the Party of European Socialists (PES) to tackle the crisis of youth unemployment in Europe.

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ILO report condemns austerity measures, agrees with PES youth employment programme

ILO report supportes European Youth Guarantee

The International Labor Organization (ILO) warns that fiscal austerity and short-term labor reforms, far from alleviating the crisis, are worsening the economic conditions and job markets worldwide. In its annual ‘Global Employment Trends for Youth’ report, published on Tuesday, the UN agency states that strong government policies are needed to lower the devastating global unemployment rates, which are expected to increase to 12.7 this year. The rise in the youth unemployment rate is the highest in the European Union.

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"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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