1er International Meeting (Bruselas, Bélgica)

Labour and youth in Europe and Latin America:

What can Europe learn from the experiences of Latin America in relation to youth employment?

Conexx, one of the founders of Forum Trees coordinated the event. Representatives from 12 countries and 28 Institutions in Europe and Latin America.

The Embassy of Argentina in Belgium, Forum TREES JACOBS Foundation and developed the 15 and 16 May 2013 in Brussels the First International Meeting, led by title: “What can Europe learn from the experiences of Latin America around Youth and Work?”.

Around this question through an interdisciplinary and multi-actor look that will enrich the dialogue and exchange between regions, identifying common problems and uncommon, innovative strategies that have been successful, visualizing strengths and weaknesses to contribute to European and Latin American public agenda on the topic.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss possible courses of action and commitments that participants actors can take to pursue the same; promote dialogue and exchange between regions, identifying common and uncommon problems and innovative strategies that have been successful in contributing to European and Latin American public agenda in this matter.

El evento, Two day was structured in two days. The first day of the seminar was divided into two panels, in which eight experts lectured on issues of youth and working. On the second day, participants debated in four thematic groups on later conduct a pooling discussed in groups:

1) Public policy and youth work

2) Social economy and youth

3) Vocational training and youth

4) Young NiNi (neither work nor study)

Besides the Ambassador Vásquez Ocampo and Solla, were presented on the first day of the seminar several experts in labor issues and youth. Lectured Claudia Jacinto, Institute of Economic and Social Development (IDES) of Argentina; Luca Scarpiello, MEP and technical Intergroup Youth; Susana Puerto Gonzalez, Network Manager Youth Employment (Youth Employment Network); Alba Riobo Souto, responsible for the themes of youth and employment in the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (EuropeAid) European Commission; Pierre Ledeq, Youth committee chair of the International Trade Union Confederation (CSI-ITUC); Adrian Rozangard, director of the Office for Children, Youth and Family (SENNAF) of Argentina; Sofie Put, regional coordinator of the Association of Christian Workers (ACW, for its acronym in English) and member of the European grouping of Christian Trade Unions (EZA, for its acronym in English); and Francis Valverde Mosquera, of the Chilean United Nations Association (CHNU).

At the same event was presented publicly creation Trees Forum, Integrated Latin American and European organizations with the aim of positioning the main problems related to the Latin American and European public agendas with the Work Network, Education and Social Equity, concepts that give life to the Trees acronym.

Forum TREES (I work, Education and Social Equity), organized the seminar in cooperation with the Embassy of Argentina in Brussels, that drives the activity under the program Bridges Festival, in commemoration of the “Week of May”. The initiative is possible, you also, with funding from Jacobs Foundation.

Links and further information:

– Document for discussion: What can Europe learn from the experiences of Latin America in about Youth Employment?

Álbum Event Photo

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