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Young, qualified and unemployed.

Do you have a job? No. No. No. No. No. No.

Spain, Greece, Italy, Irland, France, Finland are the countries of the young delegates that I had the chance to interview in the last days. And the answer it has been always the same: no I don’t have a job, no I don’t think that I will have one really soon, yes I am trying to do an internship. This is how this young generation is presenting itself.

No hopes, but a lot of idea and solutions. In my opinion, as you can see in the video, the european generation of unemployed is a really strong one: strong ideas and a strong will to change the status quo. Because if the future is dark, the only thing that we can do is to react.

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A lost generation of unemployed people

One of the plagues of our generation: youth unemployment.

“The risk is that you will be the lost generation”. These words may sound discouraging, especially if used by Gianni Rosas, the Coordinator of Youth Employment Program at ILO (International Labour Organisation). He is the expert called by UNESCO to speak at the 7th Youth Forum, about one of the more difficult theme concerning our present. And Rosas arrived with a brand new update of the “Global employments trends for youth”, which sadly says that 75 million young people in the world are without a job. In front of these shocking numbers,  all parties have to try to react. “The main problem”, has said Mr Rosas, “is that this generation is giving up with hope and this is a terrible consequence. They just not expect anymore to find a job”. But Mr Rosas has come not only to give bulletin of war, but also to propose solutions: a good education plan and well-focused practice experiences are the main ingredients presented by the expert. “Our update”, affirmed Gianni Rosas, “would like to warm countries and to force them to do something: it is important to transform theory into practice before it is too late”.

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