Youth unemployment at the core of meeting in Nottingham

Nottingham - event European Youth Guarantee

Last weekend in Nottingham (30 November – 1 December), the PES participated in a very successful event on youth unemployment. The event was co-hosted by the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament (EP), and the UK Labour Party.


As part of the event, the delegates visited local Employment centres to see how young people were being introduced to the world of work.

The President of the S&D Group, Hannes Swoboda, and the head of the Labour Party in the EP, Glenis Willmott were joined by the leader of the British Labour Party, Ed Miliband,. The event was the latest in the Relaunching Europe series.

Glennis Wilmotte MEP with the Sheriff of Nottingham

The debates focused on the extremely high levels of youth unemployment around Europe and the need for a European Youth Guarantee. 

Dominic Hannigan TD, Chair of the EU Affairs Committee in the Irish Parliament, spoke of the commitment that the incoming Irish Presidency of the EU would give to the Youth Guarantee. 

Watch a video on the S&D's fight against youth unemployment.

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published this page in Blog 2012-12-04 11:36:19 +0100
"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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