With over 20% of Europe’s youth now unemployed, and with austerity threatening to undermine welfare provision across the continent, this generation of young people faces the dual crisis of youth unemployment and economic insecurity.
This Young European Movement, European Alternatives and UCL European Society event will explore the causes of the crisis, its social and economic implications, and possible solutions. It will form part of a wider programme of citizens’ consultations taking place across Europe (People, Power, and Participation). Together, they will inform policy recommendations that will be made to the European Union.
It will be an opportunity for an exchange of ideas between experts, civil society, and young people. It will begin with a short panel discussion, which will be followed by two focused breakout discussions on:
1. tackling youth unemployment, and
2. social guarantees in a time of crisis.
- Owen Tudor, Trades Union Congress
- Shiv Malik, author and investigative journalist
- Tess Lanning, Institute for Public Policy Research
- Susan Nash, Young Labour
Venue: Roberts 309, UCL Roberts Building, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
Date and time: Thursday 26 April 2012, 18.00 (wine reception from 17.30)
Registration: Not required