This conference was the first in a series of seven conferences
regarding the EU flagship initiatives
, which are part of the Europe 2020 Strategy
. The Committee of the Regions has taken the lead to go for a bottom-up evaluation of all flagships.
The ‘Youth on the Move’ conference was organised by the Committee of the Regions (CoR) in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorates ‘Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion’ and ‘Education and Culture’, as well as the European Associations of local and regional authorities. It is those authorities, which primarily have to face the challenge of unemployment in the European Union - currently over 10%.
The conference was providing a platform for:
- Showcasing good practice on how to fight youth unemployment.
- Preparing the CoR’s contribution to the mid-term assessment of the Europe 2020 strategy.
- Giving a voice to the regions and cities.
- Participating in ongoing debate on youth issues.
Conference speeches and presentations