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Economy & Jobs 09-10-2018

Jobs in Europe have returned – just not for youth

Every year, the ‘Euro bubble’ is alive and buzzing in anticipation of one of the biggest events in the European political calendar; the President of the European Commission’s annual State of the European Union address, writes Zuzana Vaneckova.
Economy & Jobs 30-04-2018

Schools of tomorrow – building and transforming skills for a digital world

Europe’s bid to lead the digital and advanced technology trend will be lost if the EU and national governments don’t take steps to make skills development in digitisation their priority. Digital skills need to be conveyed at all levels and in all forms of education to ensure Europe’s global position, writes Martina Dlabajová.
Economy & Jobs 25-04-2018

Brussels won’t pay for the vodkas at Sofia EU youth conference

The European Commission reserves the right to approve the final financial report and to audit the expenses of an EU-funded youth conference that took place in Sofia on 17-19 April, a Commission official who asked not to be named told EURACTIV.
Economy & Jobs 23-04-2018

European Youth conference under Bulgarian Presidency leaves sour aftertaste

Representatives of the European Youth Forum have expressed outrage at the way the EU Bulgarian Presidency organised an EU-sponsored youth event in Sofia last week, pointing out a perfunctory approach, mismanagement and inappropriate behaviour on the part of government officials.
Economy & Jobs 23-01-2018

What Europe’s millennials want in 2018

A future priority for the EU needs to be empowering the younger generation who want to make a difference, writes John Hewko.
Economy & Jobs 17-01-2018

What if the youth could change Europe’s economic reality?

We need a reality check. Some in Europe may be celebrating the slow but steady rise in employment rates and economic growth. But young people have very little to celebrate, writes Luis Alvarado Martinez.
Economy & Jobs 12-09-2017

Future of Europe: 10 tips for the old continent from its youth

Young Europeans do not need short-term, tokenistic initiatives but long lasting and sustainable solutions that make a real impact, and these need to be developed with input from Europe's youth, who have the potential to be the driving force of its future, writes Anna Widegren.
Future EU 23-03-2017

An EU Youth Strategy that actually makes a difference

“Young people are the future!” - isn’t that a no-brainer! When meeting politicians, we often find them paying lip service to this mantra. But if you tell someone that they are the future, doesn’t it simply mean you are putting them off, Luis Alvarado asks.

Economy & Jobs 05-01-2016

Commission urged to unblock Erasmus+ funds for Greek NGOs

The European Youth Forum has urged the European Commission to restore Erasmus+ funding for Greek NGOs. EURACTIV Greece reports.
EU Priorities 2020 20-10-2015

Crowdsource youth politics to boost voter turnout

Young people are not truly represented in European politics. This is a sign that our democracy is broken, and that we should redouble our efforts to increase participation, argues Allan Päll.
Euro & Finance 20-04-2015

Can Juncker’s investment plan live up to the promise it offers young people?

The Juncker Investment Plan offers a huge economic opportunity for the EU. If MEPs put their political differences aside and make the right decisions, it could help lift millions of young Europeans out of unemployment, writes Allan Päll.

Youth leader: ‘We, Europe’s young people, feel as though we are being left behind’

Young people deserve a better situation than either being unemployment or accepting unpaid internships, says Johanna Nyman?. The inadequate response of the EU and national governments threaten to turn Europe's youth into a lost generation, she argues.
Demonstration for quality internships, Brussels, 18 July 2014 [European Youth Forum]

Youth groups warn Juncker about scrapping education commissioner

Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker will make "a big mistake" if he does not give a commissioner responsibility for education, the European Youth Forum has warned.
Allan Päll [Baltic Development Forum/Flickr]

EU states need to get grip on youth unemployment

The dust may have started to settle from the European elections, but the same issues and problems for young people across Europe remain, Allan Päll writes.

Unpaid internships set to continue to shame Europe

Poor quality, unpaid internships are a big issue across Europe: rather than being a valuable learning experience and stepping stone, they are modern day slave labour in all too many cases, writes Giuseppe Porcaro.
Digital 24-09-2013

e-Participation: Fashion or substance?

Online participation is regarded as the silver bullet to catch voters’ interest at the next European election. But will online tools shift the power to the people? Parties and civil society should work to get enough information 'out there', argues Giuseppe Porcaro.

Political rhetoric is not enough to save a lost generation in Europe

Young people must be given a fair share of the budget of the European Union as they have the right to real investments, not just nice words. The proposed budgets for youth programmes are not enough, writes Peter Matjaši?.

Activist: Jobs creation starts with youth entrepreneurship

To reduce youth unemployment, training and education might not be enough, turning young people into entrepreneurs is the solution, Peter Matjaši?, president of the European Youth Forum, told EURACTIV in an interview. 

Create your own job, activist tells youngsters

To reduce youth unemployment, training and education might not be enough, Peter Matjaši?, president of the European Youth Forum, told EURACTIV in an interview. Turning young people into entrepreneurs could be the solution, he said.