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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

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     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


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              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


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              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

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                       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.



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                                          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.


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                                                     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

				
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