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- How can the European Union and the member states multiply investments to boost jobs for the young?

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L'idée est de créer des postes de coordonnateurs/animateurs réseaux qui opèrent dans les établissements scolaires souhaitant s'engager sur une thématique précise (Valeurs de l'Europe, Développement Durable, Éducation....). Ces coordinateurs/animateurs de réseaux animent des temps avec des jeunes et des personnels dans les établissements scolaires d'un réseau et organisent des rencontres/assises. Exemple : un groupe d'élève veut développer un projet autours du développement durable dans un établissement. Appuyer par un professeur, ils se demandent si dans l'Union Européenne d'autres établissements travaillent sur cette thématique. Ils décident de s'adresser au coordinateur/animateur "Développement Durable" qui va les mettre en lien avec le reseau. Cet établissement scolaire pourra nouer des relations avec les autres et pourra faire des échanges, travailler ensemble. Le réseau organisera des Assises Européennes du Développement Durable (tous les 4 ans) et, comme aux Eyes, les lycéens partagent leurs projets, proposent des solutions/des idées... Ces réseaux auront pour objectif de : - Partager des informations/compétences - Favoriser les échanges sur une thématique entre établissements scolaires européens - Développer des relations de coopération - Permettre aux jeunes générations d'avoir une réflexion sur une thématique européenne -Développer un sentiment d'appartenance à l'UE - Recueillir des idées nouvelles - Favoriser l'engagement des jeunes - ... Le Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation en France possède des réseaux divers et variés à destination des jeunes de l'enseignement agricole. Ces réseaux permettent de faire remonter les envies/les propositions des jeunes au Ministère afin de co-construire des projets. J'espère avoir été clair dans mes explications. Je reste disponible pour toute information complémentaire ! Je vous remercie de m'avoir fait vivre les EYES et j'en ressors inspiré et plus proche de l'Union Européenne. Cordialement Gaétan Courtois.

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Young people from the cities,go back to the rural comunity to invest or work in small economy
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There needs to be more support for young people and their mental wellbeing, ensuring they have the resilience and support to go job hunting and work with their peers to create a more supportive, peer led approach to gaining employment.
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Knowledge of languages helps to secure employment. Schools in the whole EU should show DISNEY MOVIES (in the target language with subtitles in the same language), this will be at least 100% more effective (and at least 500% more pleasant and interesting) than the current methods of teaching languages (there is a lot of research supporting that). Language learners should also be taught how to learn and not just presented with boring contents, since interesting contents are available on the internet for free. A related idea: to increase literacy in the national language, all television channels should display SUBTITLES BY DEFAULT, this way people will read several thousand words every day, on average (otherwise people would read very little)

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It has become the main trouble for an average graduate, after taking home their diploma. Universities have solely taken the role of providing theoretical knowledge, however lack of experience sets high barriers in the labor market. There's a poor cooperation between the two sides that burdens students in finding a job as soon as they graduate. How can students have 2-3 years of required experience in a job that they need to GAIN that experience? Universities must become the "trampoline" for their students, ensuring them that they will have a job as they graduate. There's a simple, yet critical miscalculation in the ridiculous requirements students face, as they enter the labor market. In order to have years of required experience, a student must begin interniship during their second year of studies. However, having lectures both in the morning and afternoor, it burdens any flexibility for devoting time for work. After graduation, students are reluctant to long period internships as they are pressured to pay bills, and worse, student loan. Thus, it should become part of University's offering: ensuring workplace after graduation The universities should seek and obtain contracts with companies that will employ a specific minimum percentage of its students as their graduate. They may pass paid training agreement, where they can quickly apply their fresh knowledge into practice and carry on with full time position. It is also important to enforce paid internships during studies programm. University should make this a criteria when negotiating terms of employing their students. Minimizing this large gap between Univercity's system and labor market can potentially decrease youth unemployment, and also motivate youth to pursue studies.
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I believe, it would be beneficial if all the companies, any state and public institutions, non-governmental or governmental organizations create the special department for youth. This department should draw out a special program for young people to perform a job in particular parts of that company or institution which is nearest to their profession. These programs should be some kind of curriculum for the newly accepted young people who would follow it and grow professionally, get experience and become ready for the higher steps. The requirement for accepting young people on such programs should be based on motivation and academic performance personal characteristics/general mindset of them, not on previous working experience. Best result would be achieved if the academic institutions would cooperate with companies and other organizations to create these programs in order to better blend theory and practice together. This would be both-sides-beneficial experience: increasing the chances for employers to get relevant employees for their company/institution as they teach them necessary skills on place and increasing chance for young persons, upon successful performance to acquire relevant job. Creating this kind of department must be obligatory for any kind of institution. Having no less importance is to FORBID institutions to provide UNPAID INTERSHIPS. It is absolutely out of the logic being not paid when you work even part-time and especially for 6 months! Whom should we ask living money, parents? Relatives? Or work for a daytime unpaid during studies and work nights to earn some living? It is discouraging to work in your professional field and not get paid even from the beginner level. Least amount of salary must be provided growing according to competences. Well, at one glance, this plan might appear hard to accomplish but it will, certainly, have long-term beneficial impact if implemented step-by-step right now!
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We are in a day and age where digital technology is on the rise. Many fear it, many do not know what to do with it, many overuse it and allow it to consume them, and others prefer to ignore it completely. All those things are the wrong way of thinking. We should embrace the digital technology we have in our grasp but also not overuse it. There are complaints that technology is taking people's jobs and they are not wrong. This is why we need to find innovative ways to maintain an even balance between people and technology. However, all the blame is not down to technology alone but also down to the lack of motivation in people. This lack of motivation and defeatist attitude is the fault of governments in power. Governments in power have ignored the complaints of the people which tell us that they are finding it hard to find a job and constantly keep getting either job with no pay, rejections due to lack of experience or no response at all. This is disheartening therefore I propose the following elements to be introduced in order to show people that we do care, to raise motivation and give the public hope, inspiration and allow them to succeed in life: 1. Put an end to unpaid internships/severely limit them to avoid youths being taking advantage of and introduce apprenticeship programmes – this will allow people to go for the job they want and gain experience and training on the job while being paid fairly and not having to struggling with a job without pay. 2. Introduce mandatory programmes that teach immigrants/refugees the language of the country they live in so that it is easier for them to find work, understand and communicate with others. It also allows them to integrate. 3. Introduce a rule that you cannot hire your family/friends or anyone close to you instead of hiring someone else because this is creating an unfair advantage to those related or friends with the employer or employees already working there. All applicants must go through the exact same process as those who do not have anyone employed with the company they're applying for. End zero-hours contracts as they are unfair to those employed by them. It leaves people without work and money to live on for weeks/months. 4. Provide occupational therapy for those unemployed and use the information gained from those therapy session e.g. if someone says they want to become a teacher. With that information, we can create courses for people to train and help them achieve their set goals. Unemployment is high because of that fact that it's not what you know it's who you know. This must change if we are to be given a fair chance to make unemployment a memory of the past.
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I don't think that the EU is trying hard enough to help the young people. There is a lot of space for employment and education is just the first step of the former way. But we should stop thinking of the classical way of working. The century of nine- to- five -jobs is over. We should start to making a new kind of homeworking. Nearly everything is digital today what means that you don't have to be at your office to do your job. For example a young mother could work from home creating a software or something else while she has her family and maybe her children by herself. And there is another huge problem of our society: a mayor difference in the payments. Maybe if the constitution would support not the Banker but the Manual worker especially people with a low level of education would probably start working for a better earning than the social payments which they get by the constitution by now. Everybody deserves a chance of an worthy life and young people could have the possibility for it they just need somebody who supports them and tells them that there is a different way. Without having to lie.

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Hi, By my experience, I am not sure this question is well-phrased. Reaching high employment is not an easy job when: - competition on the workplace is high, - AI is slowly replacing lower tasks that used to be assigned to new hires, - Internship legal agreements are tarnishing lives. I think employment should not be a goal but rather full economic independence. E.g. why should we all work and harshly compete when the next economic model could, instead, consist of being shareholder (or mutual funds invester) and living off dividends? There could be bespoke investment firms for this purpose and, by saving on education fees - as compared to UK/US universities - , I think this could be a nice starting point for discussion.

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If applicable move the people to the jobs, almost like Australia did giving opportunity to move to an area for period of time to work, train and be supported, then perhaps they can then be encouraged to join that community on permanent basis. So often the potential employment and learning opportunities are not in the regions those seeking a career and work live, but private costs deny the opportunity to seek work in that region, so perhaps lessons could be learnt from countries that in the past had mass immigration such as Australia, Canada and South Africa, and opperate similar schemes with in the EU.

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