On 16 November 2016 we held a lunch-time discussion on the on the impact of the economic crisis on youth, and how it determinates the degree of early job insecurities in Brussels, Belgium.
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.
In the video different participants, varying from Members of the European Parliament to students, share their perspective on the impact of the economic crisis on youth and what is needed in Europe to cope with the scarring effects attached.