How to guarantee a brighter future for young people? A Public Seminar


How to guarantee a brighter future for young people?


FRIDAY, 12 JULY, 9.15am-1pm 



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 protected] 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.

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published this page in Blog 2013-06-27 16:56:12 +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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