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Greece in Why Europe Matters Event

30 March 2018

On 21 March, the ‘Why Europe Matters – Youth Speak Up’ event took place in Brussels, gathering 34 young people from across Europe, to engage in a dialogue with policy-makers and business representatives. 

Young people presented ideas on how to improve quality education, youth employment and security in Europe to a high level jury composed of several MEPS, ministers, CEOs and Chairmen (Nestlé, SAP, Philips and Solvay).

Young people came up with innovative solutions on how to develop mentoring schemes for young people, to establish a European foundation to support start ups, to implement specific workshops to integrate migrants, to embed entrepreneurship education programmes in schools and universities as well as to create an educational cyber security team within ENISA to raise citizens’ and companies’ awareness (details from Europe Matters Press Release). 

In the CYO team (Creating Your Opportunities), consisting of young people from Greece, Portugal, Bulgaria, Spain, Netherlands and Finland, the problem of youth employment in Europe was discussed. Team members suggested a university course, providing students with entrepreneurial skills, culminating into a business idea and an actual business plan. This business plan would be uploaded into a European database-website to allow for companies to identify real opportunities in assisting students materialize their ideas into an actual business (text written my the student team member Michael Diamantis from Anatolia College).

 

For more information check the following link: http://www.whyeuropematters.eu/2018/03/23/youth-speak-up-for-a-better-quality-education-jobs-and-a-safer-europe/

 

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