ERIC Number: ED468500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Regional Seminar on Youth Unemployment in South Eastern Europe (Velingrad, Bulgaria, June 19-20, 2000). Report.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).; Bulgarian National Observatory on Vocational Education and Training and the Labour Market, Sofia.
A 2-day regional seminar was held to raise awareness of the problem of youth unemployment in Southeastern Europe and assist countries in the region to develop their own framework of action and concrete projects. The following were among the topics discussed: ways policymakers can help young people find valid employment opportunities within economic hardship and uncertainty; access to education and training and existing employment policies in Southeastern Europe; successful policies in France, Germany, Ireland, and Portugal; regional and community development strategies; and strategies for building partnerships for employment and vocational training. The discussions resulted in a checklist for policy actions to combat youth and long-term unemployment and lists of individual countries' needs and requirements for donor assistance in the following areas: (1) modernizing the education and training system; (2) developing a modern vocational guidance and professional orientation system; (3) optimizing the education and training network; (4) promoting small and medium-sized enterprises and self-employment; (5) providing short and longer training schemes; (6) creating local centers for young people to work with employment offices, social services, and schools; (7) building capacity in relevant ministries and institutions; and (8) developing partnerships among stakeholders. Priority areas for donor assistance in the individual countries and the seminar participants are listed. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Apprenticeships, Change Strategies, Check Lists, Community Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Public Policy, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Seminars, Skill Development, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Youth Employment
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).; Bulgarian National Observatory on Vocational Education and Training and the Labour Market, Sofia.
Identifiers - Location: Europe; France; Germany; Ireland