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Youth@work on tour through Europe
Youth@Work was launched on 29 April 2011, during the European Job Day for Youth in Budapest, Hungary. The Youth@Work action will bring young people together with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Both have an important role to play in driving Europe’s economic recovery.
One in five young Europeans currently cannot find a job. This figure represents a huge waste of human talent and potential that risks endangering the competitiveness of the European Union for years to come. Young people have a fresh “take” on the world, meaning they often have innovative ideas and energy to bring to employers.
Youth@Work aims to spur demand for young people among SME employers and, in turn, to promote working in SMEs as a springboard for young people interested in becoming entrepreneurs.
The Youth@Work campaign will be part of the European Job Days from May 2011 to May 2012. Participants of the Job Days can attend sessions on networking, mentoring and recruitment. As intermediaries that provide information and advice to both employers and young people, the EURES network, as part of the national public employment service (PES), will be key to the success of the campaign.
EURES organises around a hundred Job Days throughout Europe every year. During a Job Day EURES provides Europe-wide job matching services for jobseekers and employers, as well as assistance and advice throughout the process of moving.
Find a European Job Day in EURES event calendar
The EUs Youth on the Move initiative
About the European Job Day in Budapest 29 April 2011 – for visitors
About the European Job Day in Budapest 29 April 2011 – for exhibitors