Negotiate Overcoming early job-insecurity in Europe

Lunch time discussion | Impact of the economic crisis on youth – the Youth Guarantee a new approach to tackling youth unemployment

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by Agata Patecka

On 16 November 2016 from 12:30-14:30 SOLIDAR Foundation together with NOVA-Norwegian Social Research are hosting a lunch-time discussion on the impact of the economic crisis on youth, and how it determinates the degree of early job insecurities. The event will take place in the new premises of SOLIDAR at Rue de la Pascale 4-6, 1040 Brussels.

40 million not in education, employment or training
The situation of young people is becoming harder, and harder. There are about 40 million young people in Europe who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs), where 40 % of them has experienced a period of inactivity and unemployment, what influences a risk of social exclusion and impacts the future of a young person. Policy makers should provide youth with adequate support, and measures such as the Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment Initiative to support young people in finding decent jobs.

Since the outbreak of the crisis in Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain and Czech Republic the probability of losing a job and becoming unemployed has increased significantly. Only the situation of youth in Luxembourg and Switzerland has improved in this regard. However, as data shows, the probability of finding a job has also decreased in the same countries, as well as in Romania, Slovakia, and Sweden.

NEGOTIATE research shows that in the majority of countries, young individuals are less likely to exit unemployment. At the same time, have lower chances of finding a job when they are unemployed in comparison with the chances that they had before the beginning of the crisis.

Learn about the findings
At this meeting you will have a chance to get acquainted with the first findings from the research project NEGOTIATE that is examining the long- and short-term consequences of job insecurity and labour market exclusion of young people.

This Horizon 2020 research project intents, on the basis of the study on the position of young people in the labour market, to contribute with its research to the development of evidence-based and effective policies preventing the adverse effects of early job insecurity and youth unemployment.

With this meeting we wish to bring together policy makers, researchers, youth, trade unions, and other stakeholders to look at measures such as the Youth Guarantee and discuss approaches to tackle youth unemployment and improve youth’s decent position on the labour market.

After the meeting, there will be a possibility to continue the exchange with the researchers. We kindly invite especially the youth representatives to share their perspectives on the situation in the labour market and education to work transitions.

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