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12-07-2013

Public Seminar on Youth Unemployment and the European Youth Guarantee, Friday 12 July, Liberty Hall, Dublin

This Friday, Dublin MEP Emer Costello will host a public seminar on Youth Unemployment and the European Youth Guarantee.    This 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 the youth employment crisis and to guarantee a brighter future for young people.  To register, please contact emer.costello@ep.europa.eu or Tel 01.8746109.

PUBLIC SEMINAR ON

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE EUROPEAN YOUTH GUARANTEE

How to guarantee a brighter future for young people?

FRIDAY, 12 JULY, 9.15am-1pm

LIBERTY HALL, DUBLIN 1

Youth unemployment is the biggest single challenge facing Europe. The European Union is providing €8 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.

€250,000 has also been made available to Ballymun this week to carry out a pilot project of the Youth Guarantee.

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 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 the youth employment crisis and to guarantee a brighter future for young people.

Participants will include representatives of youth organisations, local partnership groups, unemployed groups, and Government and European bodies involved in preparing Youth Guarantee programmes.

Places are limited. To register contact Emer Costello at emer.costello@ep.europa.eu or 01.8746109 before 5.00pm on Wednesday, 10 July.