On June 12th we held a roundtable event ‘Youth Guarantee: From Vision to Reality’ to look at ways of tackling youth unemployment and in particular how to make the Youth Guarantee scheme a reality for young jobseekers.
The Youth Guarantee is a scheme that would ensure young people on the live register for four months or more have an opportunity of employment, education or training.
Damien English, T.D. Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Innovation and Enterprise formally opened the day’s proceedings.
The event was organised in partnership with the European Youth Forum to bring together representatives of Government Departments, members of the Oireachtas, state agencies, youth workers, youth and community organizations, academics and think tanks to look at practical responses to youth unemployment and in particular the implementation of the Youth Guarantee scheme. We received support from the European Commission Representation in Ireland.
Welcome by James McCann, NYCI Board Member and Chair of NYCI Policy and Advocacy Committee
Formal Opening by Damien English, T.D. Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Innovation and Enterprise
Statement on behalf of European Commission: Mr Tim Hayes, Head of Communication/Information, European Commission Representation in Ireland
Setting the Scene- Marie-Claire McAleer, Senior Policy and Research Officer, National Youth Council of Ireland –> Download Speaking Notes
Mr Massimiliano Mascherini, Research Manager, Eurofound
Mr Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Vice President, European Youth Forum
Mr Timo Mulari, Project Manager, Allianssi, Finnish National Youth Council -> Download Presentation
Presentation by Mr Ivan McMahon, Deputy National Secretary, YMCA-Ireland: the STEP Programme: Download Powerpoint Presentation
Presentation by Dunchadh Kinnane, Environmental Youth Officer: ECO-UNESCO Green Pathways programme: Download Powerpoint Presentation
Presentation by Youth Worker Bray Youth Diversion Project
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