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Workshop Social inclusion and related technologies Brussels- 21 January 2010 CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES DEMOGRAPHY GLOBAL DIVERSITY/ ECONOMY MIGRATION YOUTH CLIMATE NEW CHANGE TECHNOLOGIES PARTICIPATION SOCIETAL & CITIZENSHIP PRESSURES 2 A NEW EU YOUTH STRATEGY 2010-2018 Overall objectives: 1. To create more and equal opportunities for all young people in education and in the labour market 2. To promote active citizenship, social inclusion and solidarity of all young people 3 PARTICIPATION VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES EMPLOYMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP SOCIAL INCLUSION HEALTH & WELL-BEING YOUTH & THE WORLD EDUCATION & TRAINING CREATIVITY & CULTURE YOUNG PEOPLE GENERAL INITIATIVES Cooperation between policy makers and with local and regional authorities Better knowledge about young people Quality guidance and counselling services Youth information & outreach Support youth work Ease access to EU funds 5 WORK PLAN 3 work cycles/3 years each Priorities of Presidency Trio for each cycle 2010-2012 (Spain, Belgium, Hungary) Overall priority: Youth Employment Specific priorities: Social Inclusion, Youth Work, Participation 6 SOCIAL INITIATIVES EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES INCLUSION Support intercultural awareness and combat DISCRIMINATION prejudice POVERTY & SOCIAL Address homelessness, EXCLUSION housing and financial PROMOTE! exclusion COMBAT! Promote access to quality services, e.g., transport, PREVENT! e-inclusion, health, social services INITIATIVES EDUCATION & TRAINING Develop out of school learning to help early school leavers Use formal education and non-formal learning to FORMAL promote equal opportunities NON-FORMAL and narrow the gaps in EDUCATION EDUCATION achievement. Develop cooperation between schools, families and local communities. 8 INITIATIVES PARTICIPATION Make effective use of information and communication technologies to broaden and deepen in In participation of young people. REPRESENTATIVE CIVIL DEMOCRACY SOCIETY Promote a greater diversity of In young people in representative SOCIETY democracy, in youth at large organisations and other civil- society organisations. 9 INITIATIVES Provide access to environments where young people can develop their creativity and interests and CREATIVITY & spend meaningful leisure time CULTURE Make new technologies readily available to empower young Participation people's creativity and capacity quality access from early for innovation age PROMOTE Personal Learning Intercultural Cultural New skills development capabilities skills diversity for new jobs YOUTH WORK Youth work should be: • supported • recognised 11 EU YOUTH REPORT 2009 SOCIAL INCLUSION 1 in 5 young people (18-24) 19 million is in risk of children in Europe poverty are at risk of poverty Living conditions during childhood On average, and young age have young people a significant impact leave the parental on further life home at 25 MAIN REASONS WHY YOUNG ADULTS LIVE AT THEIR PARENTS’ HOME LONGER THAN THEY USED TO 15-30 YEAR-OLDS, EU-27, 2007 (PERCENTAGE) 45 40 44 35 30 25 28 20 15 16 10 5 7 0 3 CAN'T AFFORD TO NOT ENOUGH HOME COMFORTS GET MARRIED FINANCIALLY MOVE OUT AFFORDABLE WITHOUT LATER THAN THEY SUPPORT THEIR HOUSING RESPONSIBILITIES USED TO PARENTS AVAILABLE POLICY IMPLICATIONS FOR THE EU YOUTH STRATEGY Prevent poverty and social exclusion already from childhood Address disadvantaged society groups and those that have less access to opportunities Optimise the use of EU Funds to support social integration of young people Realise the full potential of youth work as means of inclusion THE YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME Duration: 2007-2013 Budget: 885 mio Euro for seven years Age brackets: 15-28 (in some cases 13-30) Programme for ALL young people Social inclusion = a key priority of the Youth in Action programme SALTO network : 8 resource centres on a specific priority or region The SALTO Inclusion Resource Centre in Belgium THANK YOU! MORE INFORMATION: http://ec.europa.eu/youth http://europa.eu/youth
"Social inclusion activities of EC DG Education and Culture - Europa"