Participation of László Andor in the debate on the Future of Europe, in Naples

Type: Report   Reference: I-075491   Duration: 10:04:28  Lieu:
End production: 30/11/2012   First transmission: 01/12/2012
On 30 November 2012, László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, participated in the Citizens' Dialogue event in Naples, Italy. On this occasion, he gave a speech on Youth Guarantee, a forthcoming initiative of the European Commission.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General views of the port of Naples, in Italy (3 shots) 00:00:15
10:00:20 László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, at the Citizens' Dialogue event 00:00:12
10:00:32 Cutaway of participants 00:00:05
10:00:37 Soundbite by László Andor (in ENGLISH): It is very important from the European point of view to help local and regional development as much as possible directly but we also say that our instruments shouldn't be fragmented to much because very often the effectiveness of EU founding can be visible if there is a significant quantity of resources devoted to a particular cause. If everything is founded with small portion, you cannot prioritise issues, you cannot really say that the European funds are achieving something because they are split out and become simply some kind of general subsidy. So there should be an equal opportunity to access the EU funds. There should be a good participation of all local actors in the process which sets the priorities but when we actually develop programmes in cooperation with local actors I think it is important to be able to say what exactly the purpose, what the large bulk of finance goes to and where the visible change will be created after we implement this. 00:01:18
10:01:56 László Andor giving a speech 00:00:05
10:02:02 Cutaway of participants 00:00:05
10:02:07 László Andor taking notes 00:00:05
10:02:12 General view of the speakers with László Andor 00:00:05
10:02:18 Soundbite by László Andor (in ENGLISH): This is a contradiction. This is historically speaking the best trained, the best educated generation facing the greatest difficulties of employment and entering the labour market and finding the first proper job. I am stressing this in term of the difficulty to find a first proper job because very often young people find a job but it is not really of good quality. It can be very temporally, it can be much unprotected, it can be very badly paid and the labour market also became much segmented or, to put it in a different way, very polarised in term of job opportunities of the very young and the job opportunities of those who have already been working for twenty or thirty years. I would like to mention two points here and I could imagine that there are various views in the audience about this. The first is the importance of the labour market reform in Italy. I know it went through a negotiation, a very tough one between the social partners and then in the Parliament but I consider this very important reform in order to balance out also the chances and the opportunities of various groups particularly between the young and the older ones. I would like to highlight also a forthcoming initiative of the European Commission which actually comes next week; it is called a youth guarantee. The youth guarantee would be a scheme which could help young people if they find themselves in too many difficulties and they find that after many months looking for a job they cannot find one, they would introduce a guarantee from the side of the Government to provide an offer for a training, for an education opportunity or for a job if four months have past. 00:02:04
10:04:22 László Andor giving a speech 00:00:05
10:04:28 General views of the port of Naples (2 shots) 00:00:09
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