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Economy & Jobs 02-07-2019

To promote social cohesion, conflicts need to be part of the debate

Community and belonging - what do these terms mean in an increasingly diverse and identity-focused world? At the Young Europeans' Forum 2019 that took place in Berlin in June, young people discussed what makes a good society and how social cohesion can be promoted at an individual level. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Future EU 18-04-2018

Inspiring new forms of debate to boost participatory democracy in Europe

The new president of the European Economic and Social Committee, Luca Jahier, intends to promote a new culture of dialogue around sustainable development, culture, peace and youth, in order to bring citizens closer to the European project.
Elections 16-03-2018

Trans-Europe Express – Smells like teen spirit

Getting young people out to vote has frustrated national politicians across Europe for a generation.
Brexit 16-03-2018

‘We don’t want Brexit to be the flat burger’, campaign says

Brexit has been compared to many things, but the idea of being sold a big juicy burger and ending up with a flat, badly made one is a novelty.
Brexit 07-03-2018

Never mind ‘hard’ or ‘soft’, Brexit must not be brutal on youth

Never mind ‘hard’ or ‘soft’, an Italian MEP has warned against a ‘brutal’ Brexit.
Elections 19-01-2018

Set voting age at 16 to renew EU, says Davos report

The voting age for next year’s European elections should be lowered to 16 as part of a suite of reforms to revitalise the European project.
Climate change 08-06-2017

European Development Days focus on private sector

The ‘European Development Days’, often called ‘the Davos of Development’ opened yesterday (7 June) in Brussels, with many of the VIP speakers stressing that in a difficult international context, the public sector cannot go it alone and therefore the role of the private sector is key.
Brexit 07-12-2016

British lord says Brexit ‘stupidity’ should not block child refugees

A member of Britain's House of Lords rescued from the Nazis when he was six years old, told AFP the anti-immigrant sentiment behind Brexit should not prevent child migrants being welcomed to Britain.
Transport 05-10-2016

EU ‘ready to explore’ free InterRail tickets for European teenagers

The European Commission is considering handing out free InterRail tickets to all young Europeans when they turn 18, following up on a proposal made by Members of the European Parliament to counter the wave of euroscepticism spreading across the continent.

Study: Children hardest hit by Europe’s economic crisis

Some 26 million children and young people in Europe are threatened by poverty or social exclusion after years of economic crisis, according to a new study by the Bertelsmann Foundation, which gave Greece the worst marks in the entire EU.
Youth unemployment

‘Resilience strategies’ help vulnerable youth out of unemployment

SPECIAL REPORT / While it can be tough being unemployed, putting individuals at risk of poverty, the situation can be even worse for vulnerable youngsters who can sink into depression and homelessness.
Youth unemployment

Overeducation: When fish and chips are served by historians

SPECIAL REPORT / In some EU countries, up to one-third of young people aged 18-25 are overqualified for their jobs, a new research project has revealed. Many of them are highly educated and multilingual, with university degrees, who are taking on low-paid jobs to avoid unemployment. 
Development Policy 03-07-2015

Saudi tycoon donates fortune for development

Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday promised his entire $32 billion (€28.8 billion) fortune to charitable projects in coming years, in one of the biggest ever such pledges.
Youth unemployment

Commission seeks to reach disenfranchised youth

In an effort to tackle youth political absenteeism, the European Commission is partnering with youth organisations to find ways to reach the young people ‘out of the system’. EURACTIV reports from Riga.
Thyssen

Brussels unlocks funds for Youth Employment Initiative

The European Commission is proposing to make €1 billion from the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) available earlier and increase the pre-financing rate by up to 30 times for eligible member states in order to boost youth employment.

Germany and Greece sign ‘reconciliation’ agreement

In an attempt to bridge cultural differences and break down national stereotypes among young people, Berlin and Athens have decided to establish a Greek-German Youth Institute. EURACTIV Greece reports from Germany. 
Brian Hayes MEP (IR, EPP) in his first day at the European Parliament. At 44, he will not be part of the new EU40 group [Photo © European Union 2014 - European Parliament]
EU Elections 2014 10-06-2014

Newly elected young MEPs courted from all sides

91 MEPs under the age of 40 were elected to the European Parliament at the May EU elections. Although their number is slightly lower than during the previous legislature, young MEPs “would still represent the third largest political group in the European Parliament,” according to Adam Mouchtar, managing director of the EU40 project.

OECD: Long-term jobless rate worsening despite recovery

Despite a modest decline in unemployment since late 2009 in developed countries, the number of people unemployed for over a year is continuing to rise, according to a report published yesterday (15 September) by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Languages & Culture 18-05-2010

EU programme ‘boosting language skills’, survey finds

Ninety-five percent of participants in the EU's 'Youth in Action' programme improve their language skills, while two-thirds (66%) believe the experience boosted their job prospects, according to a survey of the scheme's effectiveness published last week. 

Ministers demand integration of under-25s on job market

Meeting in Luxembourg on 9 June, European labour ministers called on the Commission and national governments to accelerate measures to increase the proportion of people aged 24 and under who hold a regular job. 
Health 25-04-2008

EU teens have bad dietary habits

An EU project on the health of European adolescents reveals that merely 15% of young people eat enough fruit and vegetables, while half of all teenagers get more than a third of their daily energy intake from fat.
Languages & Culture 22-04-2008

Call for change in youth policies

The 27 EU directors-general for youth, MEPs and young people alike are calling for urgent changes in youth, education and economic policies as every fifth young European lives on the poverty line and youth unemployment has reached 38%.
EU Priorities 2020 01-12-2006

‘European Train’ stops for young people

EU officials and young Europeans get together for a debate to launch the 'in transit' project on the occasion of the Union's 50th anniversary.
Sports 27-10-2006

Programme encourages young people ‘to feel more European’

The EU youth programme 2007-2013 aims to promote young people's active European citizenship.

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