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Youth, Family and Europe
18 February, 2020 - 19 February, 2020
The National Association of Large Families in Hungary (NOE), MEP György Hölvényi and the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) invite you to participate in a Conference on Youth Transition.
Venue: European Parliament, JAN 6Q1
(Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Bruxelles, Belgium)
Date: 18th February 2020, 15.00-18.30
Registration: fill the online application form.
Deadline for application: 30th January, 2020
Youth Transition invites young professionals to Brussels to address and discuss youth transition from several perspectives (education, employment, housing, founding a family, etc.) through the eyes of MEP’s, decision makers, young professionals and representatives of international NGO’s.
Participants will also have the opportunity for networking and sharing views at an intensive preparatory workshop in the morning of 18th February 2020 guided by leading figures of the conference.
Furthermore, a background and comparison of youth transition will be provided in the 20th century and today, the beginning of the 21st century.
In the 20th century, the economy underwent a major restructure. Governments encouraged more young people to complete secondary school in an effort to increase the knowledge and education levels of the labour force. The result was mass education and a credentialled workforce with less full-time work available, but it also included youth unemployment and underemployment.
In 2020, young people are required to navigate in a much more complex transitional terrain. Unlike their predecessors, it is common nowadays for young people to experience non-linear, fragmented and extended youth transitions. Family support can be the key to overcome difficulties, also avoiding social costs on public health and other consequences of social disintegration.
We want to empower attendees to stand up, to open a dialogue and to discuss with experts and decision makers the following:
- The role of families in supporting youth transitions from school to work and, ultimately, youth employment outcomes with a view on the Sustainable Development Goals.
- The role of family policies in helping families to fulfil that role.
- The timing and ways of founding families for young couples.
Thereby the conference intends to provide clues for a better navigation in post-secondary education, job search, employment, family support and starting a family heading for a better future of the young.
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