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International Youth Day: ensuring young people still have a future

Others Focus - Youth12-08-2013 - 09:00
Woman holding a bowl with a smiley on it   It's International Youth Day today and Parliament is working hard to ensure young people have something to smile about ©BELGA/BELPRESS/P.Turpin

Today might be International Youth Day, but there are few reasons for celebration. Young people face high levels of unemployment, vulnerable working conditions and have difficulty influencing the decision-making process. MEPs have been very concerned about their situation. "Our shared responsibility must be to ensure that the crisis does not rob young Europeans of their future," stressed EP president Martin Schulz in December 2012. So what is the EP doing to help young people?

Read on to discover how Parliament supports plans to help more young Europeans to work or training but also projects that foster a shared sense of European identity and integration among young people in Europe.

REF. : 20130710FCS17001
Updated: ( 05-08-2013 - 10:56)