MEPs and European Youth Forum call on EU to Invest in Youth

__European_Youth_Forum___The European Youth Forum has today called on the European Union to invest in its future and to invest in youth. In an event at the European Parliament, “the Youth Voice in the EU Budget”, hosted jointly with the Youth Intergroup, youth organisations and young people made clear to decision makers the importance of prioritising young people in the upcoming debate on the EU budget.

According to the European Youth Forum, in the current Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 (MFF), €28 is spent per young person per year, and the budget for education, training and youth accounts only for 0.8% of the EU budget. Meanwhile, at the national level many youth organisations have seen cuts in government funding and face increasing difficulties in carrying out their work. At the same time the work carried out by these organisations is more and more needed as young people face huge difficulties in accessing the jobs market and as inequalities continue to rise

In the negotiations ahead of the review of the MFF, the European Youth Forum is calling for young people to have a voice in the debate. The Youth Forum also calls for the EU to invest particularly in programmes including: Erasmus+, Youth Employment Initiative and Europe for Citizens.

Luis Alvarado Martinez, Vice President of the European Youth Forum, said:

“Time and time again we hear from politicians that young people are their priority. We are starting to become a bit sceptical about this claim, as they continue to neglect to invest in youth! Young people face inequality, are blocked from the labour market and from accessing good quality jobs and the youth organisations, which can help them and act as a kind of “social glue”, are being sidelined. We call therefore on the European Union to put its money where its mouth is and turn promises into action, measures and programmes that are tangible for young people. We are looking forward to working with allies in the European Parliament in order to help make this a reality.”

 MEP Eider, co-chair of the European Parliament Youth Intergroup said:

”As Youth Intergroup we believe it is crucial to give young people a voice in the most important political discussions in the EU. With this event we wanted to discuss directly with young people and youth organisations on equal footing about how to spend the EU money in the most beneficial way for youth. I will take the suggestions on board in the upcoming discussion on the review of the MFF in the European Parliament. Investment in youth is more needed today than ever. Europe can’t afford to lose its young generation.”

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Featured Stings

Snowden is the “EU nomination” for this year’s Oscars

Four things Turkey did for business in the G20

Is the EU competent enough to fight human smuggling in 2015?

Legal Manager – 2050

Commission deepens criticism on German economic policies

Draghi: printing a full extra trillion non negotiable to help all borrow cheaply

“Only through energy policy we can trigger competitiveness”. The Sting live from #EBS2015: Energy Union – When will it happen?

The EU Commission openly repudiates the austere economic policies

EU-US trade agreement talks to be affected by American bugs

Should Europe be afraid of the developing world?

“Private” sea freight indexes hide Libor like skeletons?

South Eurozone urgently needs fairer distribution of taxation burden

Schengen is losing ground fast revealing Europe’s clear inability to deal with migration crisis

Eurozone in trouble after Nicosia’s ‘no’

The European Union’s Balkan Double Standard

Rising political extremism in Europe escapes control

Digital business is Europe’s best hope to get back to growth

Eurozone bank rescues ‘a la carte’ until 2015 then only bail-ins

The Eurogroup offered a cold reception to IMF’s director for Europe

GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Europe – 14 June 2016

Eurozone: A crucial January ahead again with existential questions

2016 crisis update: the year of the Red Fire Monkey burns the world’s markets down

EU: Protecting victims’ rights from cartels and market abuses

daniela-runchi-jade-president__

A Sting Exclusive: “Education in Europe, fostering skills development inside and outside the school system”

Mood changes in Europe in favour of growth and jobs

Is “Sustainable Development” a concept that integrates Health Literacy and Health Policy as a global health action?

EU Parliament raises burning issues over the FTA with the US

Spirit unlimited

Except Poland, can climate change also wait until 2021 for the EU Market Stability Reserve to be launched?

EU economic governance: More exploitation for the weaker countries

eGovernmnet for more efficiency, equality and democracy

Trump enrages the Europeans and isolates the US in G7

A Sting Exclusive: “On the road to Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement”, by Ambassador Katakami of the Japanese Mission to the European Union

ECB’s unconventional monetary measures give first tangible results

Trump ostracized by his party and world elites but still remains in course; how can he do it?

COP21 Breaking News_09 December: The Draft Agreement Updated

WEF Davos 2016 LIVE: “CO2 is not the problem, it is the symptom”, the pilots who crossed the world using solar energy cry out from Davos

EU: Centralised economic governance and bank supervision may lead to new crisis

The German banks first to profit from public subsidies of trillions

COP21 Breaking News_10 December:#ParisAgreement: Points that remain in suspense

Russia and the West to partition Ukraine?

COP21 Breaking News: “We must accelerate the process”, Laurent Fabius cries out from Paris

Ukraine undecided over a strategic partnership with the EU

The EU pollution rights trading system frozen

COP21 Breaking News_07 December: “The world is expecting more from you than half-measures”, UN Secretary General Bank Ki-moon cries out from Paris

G20 LIVE: World Leaders in Turkey for G20 Summit. Global Economy will be discussed in Antalya

Eurozone: How can 200 banks find €400 billion?

Greece to stay in the euro area but the cost to its people remains elusive

Will the Greek economy ever come back to growth?

Any doubt?

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s