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Internships

Two steps forward, one step back

News - 28/03/2024

Picture yourself, a young person, starting your working life looking for a proper job. Instead you just find internship vacancies, and at the very end of many of the notices the magical sentence appears: “This internship is unpaid.” The Commission had one job to do: ban unpaid internships. Did they deliver? Well…they sort of tried. Read our article to find out more!

Let’s protect the British Youth Council

Statement - 27/03/2024

The British Youth Council is one of the longest standing National Youth Councils in the world. Its would leave the UK as one of the few countries in Europe without a representative and youth-led National Youth Council. We therefore call upon the British government to do whatever is necessary to guarantee the UK does not lose its National Youth Council structure.

European Youth Capital

European Youth Capital 2027: we know the 5 finalist cities

News - 26/03/2024

Excited about what's to come? While 2024 undoubtedly belongs to Ghent, let's turn our attention to the future and uncover who the finalists are for European Youth Capital 2027. Are you ready? 👁️

Platform work

EU finally strikes a deal on the Platform Work Directive: What will it change for young people on the job?

News - 18/03/2024

After more than 830 days of twists and turns, a final agreement on the Platform Work Directive has been reached. This time it’s for real (no joke) as a small number of member states changed their mind and voted in favour, which was enough to pass the law once and for all.

Platform work

Lights out for the Platform Work Directive? Young workers won’t forget.

News - 20/02/2024

After multiple rounds of negotiations, and a number of failed attempts, a final deal on the Platform Work Directive seems further away than ever. Any hope of an agreement was dropped as a small number of Member States (4 out of 27) strongly opposed granting platform workers even the most fundamental workers' rights.

Internships

Open letter: European Commission must guarantee legislation on quality internships

News - 07/02/2024

Civil society organisations and trade unions have signed a joint open letter to #BanUnpaidInterships, urging the European Commission to back an ambitious proposal for an EU Directive that ensures quality conditions for internships, including remuneration that pays a living wage. Read our joint open letter.