World of Work for Youth Final Conference, 22 March 2016
Today’s society is marked by striking youth unemployment rates, low income averages for young professionals and has even generated the so-called boomerang generation, making it thereby hard for young people to gain a foothold. In 2016 young adults gain considerably less than national averages, whereas they earned more than national averages 30 years ago; in many countries, they have slumped to earning as much as 20% below their average compatriot. It is likely to be the first time in industrialised history, save for periods of war or natural disaster, that the incomes of young adults have fallen so far when compared with the rest of society. It is of greatest importance that young people are empowered and can actively participate in society. These are some of the challenges that will be addressed during the World of Work for Youth Final Conference, hosted by MEP Brando Benifei (S&D, IT), which will take on 22 March 2016 in the EU Parliament. Registrations are open until 15 March.