Friday, July 23, 2010
Youth on the Move: more support for young people's education and mobility will improve access to the job market
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Youth on the Move will encourage EU countries to work together to give young people in Europe better opportunities to make the best of their skills. This can be achieved by improving the performance and international attractiveness of Europe's universities and by raising the overall quality of all levels of education and training in the EU. The Commission's upcoming proposal is a contribution to Europe 2020, the EU's reform strategy for the coming decade. The Europe 2020 goal is to develop, over the next ten years, an economy that is based on knowledge and innovation. Young people have an important role to play in this but they need more support in order to unleash their full potential. 'Youth on the Move' provides this support by contributing to better education, training and access to labour market. Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou will hold a press conference dedicated to 'Youth on the Move' on September 15. She is also keen to have an open dialogue about these important matters with the main people concerned. Their interest, opinions, experiences and participation is of course key to the success of the initiative and to achieving the Europe 2020 goals. She will therefore host a webstreamed debate with European youth on September 17. During this debate, the Commissioner will answer questions from a live audience, as well as from remote participants who choose to send in questions, either beforehand or in real time. More details about this event will soon be available on Commissioner Vassiliou's website.
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