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A generation on the edge?

New start for youth


Friday 19 March 2010 - 09:00-16:30


ES/EN/FR & passive CAT)

Opening - Hidden poverty and unemployment of Young Europeans

  • Rebecca HARMS, Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group in the EP
  • Csaba KÁNCZ, Cabinet Member of Commissioner Laszlo Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
  • Laia ORTIZ, Vice-President of Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds and Chairwoman of Youth Committee of the Catalan Parliament


ES/EN/FR & passive CAT)

Expert round - The situation of young people in Europe: access to employment, risk of exclusion, vulnerability and dependence?

Chair: Karima DELLI, Member of the Greens/EFA Group in the EP

Facts on young people: poverty, unemployment and risk of exclusion: how to avoid a lost generation?


  • Luca SCARPIELLO,  European Youth Forum, Employment and Social Affairs
  • Marie-Cécile RENOUX, ATD Quartmonde,
  • Walter CERFEDA, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
  • Mattias TESFAYE, former Chair 3F Youth, (Danish Trade Union)
  • Alma JOENSEN, Social Affairs Committee Coordinator, European Student Union
  • Lionel PRIMAULT, Génération Précaire / Jeudi Noir


(no interpretation)

with lunch

Workshops - Giving youth a voice, setting concerns related to:

  • Education - Chair Raul ROMEVA, Vice-President of the Greens/EFA Group in the EP
  • Employment - Chair Marije CORNELISSEN, Member of the Greens/EFA Group in the EP
  • Poverty - Chair Elisabeth SCHROEDTER, Member of the Greens/EFA Group in the EP

ES/EN/FR & passive CAT)

Key round - Which solutions for youth unemployment and youth inclusion? What are the lessons to learn?

Co-Chairs: Philippe LAMBERTS and Emilie TURUNEN, Members of the Greens/EFA Group in the EP

  • Education Workshop Rapporteur
  • Employment Workshop Rapporteur
  • Poverty Workshop Rapporteur

Conclusions by Emilie TURUNEN, Member of the Greens/EFA Group in the EP (Author of draft European Parliament report on "Promoting youth access to the labour market")

Closing - María del Mar SERNA, Labour Minister in the government of Catalonia

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Spanish, French, English and passive Catalan.
No interpretation will be provided for workshops.
Further information and registration:
  • Philine Scholze, Greens/EFA adviser on employment and social affairs, - phone: +32-2-2832154
  • Romina Marconi da Ros, Greens/EFA Group,



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Rebecca Harms
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