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March 13, 2013

Conclusions of EU Youth Conference highlight unemployment as critical to the inclusion of young people in society

“Young people have named employment as fundamental to being included in society and highlighted the transition from education to employment as a particularly vulnerable time,” stated Fergus O’Dowd TD, Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. The Minister was speaking at the closing plenary of the EU Youth Conference, which brought together some 150 young people and 100 policy-makers from all 27 EU Member States.