Quality Internships

News Archive - Quality Internships

  • A Youth perspective on the European Pillar of Social Rights
    December 15, 2016

    Young people are the group at higher risk of poverty and social inclusion in Europe today. They need hope for a better future and not fear for the years to come. Populism will easily take hold if policy makers choose to ignore this, if they do not dare to transform the system to tackle the […]

  • Event on the Youth Guarantee on June 23rd at the EESC
    June 15, 2016

    How is the Youth Guarantee implemented in the different Member States? What are the main challenges? Is funding secured for the coming years?…. On June 23rd, the Youth Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation will organise, in cooperation with the European Youth Forum, an event on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee to try […]

  • YFJ Event on Social inclusion and Youth employment, March 22-23
    March 1, 2016

    Employment and Inclusion in Times of Crisis: The Youth perspective March 22-23, Brussels The European Youth Forum is organising a two-day event on Youth employment and social inclusion of young people in cooperation with the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee. What will Europe look like in 50 years? How is Youth […]

  • Youth organisations leading the way in internship reform in Catalonia
    September 4, 2015

    The Parliament of Catalonia this summer have passed a Resolution on quality internships, a process kick-started and pushed forward by youth organisations. The Resolution urges the government of Catalonia to create a working group that includes representatives of youth organisations, labour unions, universities and educational departments, trade associations and business persons as well as the government, […]

  • International Institutions must lead the way on fair, quality internships
    July 28, 2015

    The European Youth Forum calls for an end to the ongoing abuse of young people through unpaid, poor quality internships which are rife in many industries and sectors and, unfortunately, continue to be prevalent in European and international institutions.

  • Support in the Parliament swells for quality internships
    July 16, 2015

    Today (16th July) 75 Members of the European Parliament co-signed a written question to the European Commission on “progress made in the implementation on the recommendation for a Quality Framework for Traineeships”. The question asks the European Commission whether it has been monitoring how Member States have been applying the Recommendation and if the Commission […]

  • OECD Employment Outlook 2015 further highlights urgent need to address youth unemployment
    July 9, 2015

    The OECD’s annual research on global labour market trends, published today, reveals that Europe is still lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to employment, with young people hardest hit. Whereas unemployment has fallen below 6% in the United States and is under 4% in Japan and Korea, in the euro area […]

  • Letter from an EU intern
    March 27, 2015

    The European Youth Forum is fighting for the rights of interns in Europe. We received the following letter from an intern, which he sent to his colleagues on the last day of his internship in an EU institution. The letter highlights that the abuse of interns is still rife in Europe and that intern’s rights, […]

  • VIDEO: The cost of youth unemployment in Europe
    January 29, 2015

      Across Europe, a new generation is trying to enter the workforce to no avail. Youth unemployment skyrocketed across the continent in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and remains persistently high. The latest figures estimate over 5 million people under 25 are unemployed across the European Union. Southern European countries have been hit hardest. According […]

  • A tale of an American intern
    January 6, 2015

    Unpaid Internships Must Be Destroyed Published in Medium at https://medium.com/matt-bors/unpaid-internships-must-be-destroyed-6050f2c25497


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