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Youth first!

Event location
European Parliament, 1047 Brussels, Belgium

In the European Year of Youth, five EU Agencies, Cedefop, Eurofound, ELA, EU-OSHA and ETF come together to organise a seminar with the EMPL Committee of the European Parliament to share their insights and explore the challenges and opportunities for young people in times of uncertainty. The seminar “Youth first - Employment, skills and social policies that work for young Europeans in times of uncertainty” will take place on 8 August at the European Parliament/Spinelli 1E2

The Directors of the five Agencies together with MEPs and other experts will discuss working conditions for young people, youth policies, wellbeing and mental health, access to education and training, opportunities for cross-border mobility, realities in EU neighbouring countries and much more!

The presentations and debate will be held in English. Participation to the seminar is on invitation only, but live web streaming will be provided.

For questions about the seminar, you can contact Cedefop’s Brussels Office via

The event

In Europe, we recognise the importance of the development, well-being and participation in society and the labour market of young people. We do that by investing in their potential, supporting their labour market integration, promoting quality jobs, facilitating skills development and mobility, and fighting economic and social exclusion. While the intentions, strategies, and policy packages have become more ambitious over time, many young people today still have difficulties grasping the opportunities to be or to become the best they can be.

On the road to recovery and resilience, these opportunities should become even more visible and enable youth to build a better future – greener, more inclusive, and digital. Bringing together their complementary expertise, the European Agencies aim to support EU institutions, Member States and other stakeholders in addressing policy challenges and capitalising on practices that work across Member States in times of disruption and transition.


Event Details

Target audience
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Generic programmes and qualifications not further defined
Target language
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
Event setting
On Location
Virtual Live