Youth Forum joins the UN led global initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth
On Monday 4 March, we could proudly announce our commitment Making a youth-inclusive future of work in Europe as part of the UN led ILO (International Labour Organization) global initiative Decent Jobs for Youth.
The commitment entails that we will advocate for the creation of quality jobs for young people in the context of the changing world of work, touching upon issues such as skills for the future, just transition and youth-led enterprises like cooperatives.
In order to achieve this, the Youth Forum will:
1) Promote the The Future of Work and Youth report, which identifies key challenges and opportunities for Europe's youth in the context of the future of work. This report serves to build the understanding of key stakeholders such as policy-makers on where support and investment is needed, as well as that of young people and youth organisations for their own advocacy.
2) Develop, in consultation with our Member Organisations, a policy document providing concrete recommendations to address the challenges outlined in the report.
3) Carry out communications activities, based on the report and policy document, that aims to challenge the existing discourse on the future of work focusing primarily on technology or current challenges like the platform economy. The activities will promote policy responses to the future of work that are more forward-looking and that address the key issues affecting youth.
About Decent Jobs for Youth
Decent Jobs for Youth was launched in 2016 as a UN system-wide effort, focusing on the youth employment challenge that is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It has now become a global, multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together governments, social partners, the private sector, youth and civil society organisations, and other key stakeholders in an effort to scale up action and impact on youth employment. They work together to share knowledge, leverage resources and take action at country and regional level, with current commitments aimed at supporting more than 18 million young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide.