In the context of the European Year of Youth, this online event aims at taking stock of the reinforced Youth Guarantee and at promoting the new initiative ALMA (Aim, Learn, Master, Achieve) among stakeholders and the wider public.
The event forms part of the European Year of Youth, and is organised by the European Commission in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The ALMA initiative aims at offering disadvantaged young people not in employment, education or training, the opportunity to embark on a work-related learning experience in another EU Member State.
Such an experience will not only allow participants to develop their skill set or to network, but also to increase their confidence and build their own identity as European citizens.
The stay abroad will be accompanied by personalised preparatory and follow-up guidance. Upon return to their own country, participants will thus be better equipped to enter the job market.
In her State of the Union address last year, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen emphasized that Europe needs all of its youth. It is necessary to offer new perspectives to those young people that fall through the cracks – in particular young people not in any kind of employment, education or training.
Two high-level roundtables and testimonials from young people will offer the opportunity to reflect on how to best tackle these challenges, and will allow participants to get acquainted with new EU initiatives in the field of youth employment.
Interested participants can follow the event via live streaming. The interpretation will be available into Czech, English, French, German, Italian and Polish. The event will take place from 14.30 to 17.30.