“Your future is my future – a European Youth Guarantee now!”
The Party of European Socialists (PES), ECOSY – Young Socialists and PES Women are running the campaign “Your future is my future” which aims to tackle the crisis of youth unemployment in Europe. Currently, 5.6 million young Europeans are jobless, more than the entire population of Denmark. This inactivity costs Europe 100 billion euro every year. A European Youth guarantee, as being proposed by the PES, could be supported by 10 billion euros from EU structural funds. This funding could help bring 2 million young people out of unemployment by 2014.
The European Youth Guarantee is a guarantee that ensures that every young person in Europe is offered a job, further education or work-focused training at the latest four months after leaving education or after becoming unemployed. It can be implemented at European or at national level.
A Conference on Youth Unemployment will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels, on 6-7 June 2012. Young people between 16 and 30 yaers old are invited to participate and register here by 31 May 2012.
Find out more about the campaign: http://www.youth-guarantee.eu