ALDA at the international seminar on “The social impacts of youth unemployment in the national and local context”
Marco Boaria, Resource and Development Unit Coordinator and Aldo Xhani, project manager, participated and contributed to the success of the third international seminar, within the project TYEC, focused on “The social impacts of youth unemployment in the national and local context”. The event took place in Bucharest on 1 October and was an occasion for bringing together renowned stakeholders active in the youth employment field to discuss together on effective measures to tackle youth unemployment.
The seminar was based upon two pillars. The first panel gathered together local and regional authorities’ representatives, national agencies, youth organisations and academic institutions in order to share successful practices unburdening social obstacles to youth. The panel addressed the issue of “Youth unemployment and the risk of social exclusion: European and National perspectives” and saw the participation of Ms Estèle Rival, representative of Pays Vichy Auvergne, Ms Raluca Tudor from the Romanian Municipalities Association (AMR), Mr Mihai Butu, Polytechnic University Bucharest, Mr Irinel Ciocioc, adviser of the Youth Minister in Romania, Ms Tudorita Bistreanu, director of the Romanian National Agency for Employment, Mr Ciprian Iliescu, president of the Cartel ALFA Youth Organisation, Mr Florian Marin, President of the BNS Youth Organization and Mr Angelo Pagliara, youth policy adviser at UIL. The panel promoted the need of a stronger effort to tackle youth unemployment both at national and European level and stressed the importance of acting on the territory, thus highlighting the key role of local and regional authorities as the actors in closest contact with their citizens and therefore the ones that better know their needs.
The second panel brought together representatives of trade union associations from the partner countries (France, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Romania) to discuss on “The social impact of youth unemployment: the role of social dialogue”. Among the others, Mr Patrick Itschert, ETUC Deputy General Secretary, Mr Vito Marchiani, General Secretary UIL Toscana and Mr Carles Fons Poquet, representative of the Youth Committee of Confederacion de Comisiones Obreras contributed to the outcomes of the discussion.
ALDA had a key role in the event: Aldo Xhani opened the session and triggered the debate by presenting the research on “Counting the costs: the social impacts of youth unemployment in the national and local contests into the partner countries”. ALDA also brought in the perspective of local authorities thanks to key speakers coming from its network such as Ms Estèle Rival from Pays Vichy Auvergne and Ms Raluca Tudor, representative of the Romanian Municipalities Association (AMR).