While grassroots initiatives of local communities and the third sector are important in fighting youth unemployment, they cannot deliver structural changes. As many young people in Europe continue to struggle with and suffer from the consequences of the economic crisis, in this article we ask whether the issue of youth unemployment has become a secondary issue for the EU politicians.
On 13 September 2015, in Parc Léopold (Brussels) the rain held off just long enough for 11 brave teams to go for a little run. The 55 participants in the first ever Run for Employment each had to run 1km before handing over a symbolic briefcase to the next member of their team. Children and adults, women and men, seasoned runners and struggling newbies, everyone stepped up and gave it a go. The prize? A 50€ voucher for The Black Sheep bar…and eternal glory.
Ahead of our Run for Employment that will take place in the framework of the European Week of Sport read an interview with Lidija Globokar – the President of Project 668 on the role of sport in fighting youth unemployment (the text was originally published on EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu)
Project 668 and B!ngo are proud to announce the Run for Employment, a positive response to the challenge of youth unemployment. The event will take place within the European Week of Sport, organized by the European Commission. Registrations are now open!
Our team member Bogdan writes about the necessary measures on education and training that need to be taken at the European Union level in order to create growth and jobs.
Several times a month colleagues come and ask me how to improve the way they use LinkedIn, some of them are fellow staff, sometimes it’s middle and senior managers.
Do you remember Alfred? A couple of weeks ago, we shared an article on facebook about this remarkable young professional and his unique approach to landing a job. Get inspired by his story and ideas on creative job-hunting!
We recently came across this blog post on Europeanpublicaffairs.eu and believe that it is worth sharing also here on our blog. Frank Markovic gives a very good overview and analysis of what has been going on in the area of youth unemployment in the EU, which policies have been put into place and what should be worked on in the future.
One of the first activities of the month has been the organization of an apéro meeting in order to get to know the other members of the team and meet other people interested in our ideas. The meeting took place on the 25th of November at “The Old Oak”, Rue Franklin – Brussels.
Our 1st strategic team weekend took place last week and I would like to share some insights about it with you.
Why I chose such a provocative title? Because it refers to our team motto “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” (Henry Ford). I believe that we can definitely say that we worked together during the weekend and generally speaking this stands for the team behind Project 668.