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#162 - July-August 2013


Creating new opportunities for Young people


The Youth Conference on 4 September is being organised by the COMECE secretariat, Don Bosco International, Rete Juventutis and the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, and is hosted by MEPs Patrizia Toia (S&D) and Thomas Mann (EPP).

Young people in Europe are today confronted with various challenges: the crisis and the resulting dramatic increase of youth unemployment, rapidly changing living conditions and an ageing population.

During the conference urgent questions and potential political and practical responses shall be discussed. Beside the need for strong education and youth policies, it shall also be made clear that young people’s demands must be respected across the board.


Two panels of experts will discuss two key issues related to the personal development of young people: The first panel will discuss the situation young people are confronted with when entering the labour market.


The second panel will discuss the preconditions of participation and inclusion of young people.  For more information and registration:



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