JOINT SEMINAR ON
THE TRANSITION BETWEEN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
In their work
programme 2012-2014, the European social partners decided to open a negotiation
on a Framework of Actions on Youth Employment. In parallel, the European
Commission launched its Youth Opportunities Initiative to identify concrete
measures that can be put in place rapidly to ease young people´s transitions
from education to employment and reduce youth unemployment.
The objectives were:
- to organise exchanges of
practices and measures between social partners regarding transitions with
a focus on apprenticeship and dual learning systems
- to allow mutual learning,
aiming at facilitating the dissemination of information and exchanging
examples of initiatives taken in different Member States.
In order to allow mutual learning the EU social partners ran a two day seminar,
aiming at facilitating the dissemination of information and exchanging examples
of initiatives taken in different member states. This activity was directed at
national employers and trade unions´ affiliates (30 from each side).
The seminar was structured around a company visit (Siemens), separate employers
and trade unions´ group meetings and joint sessions.
The seminar took
place on the 23rd and 24th May 2013 in Berlin.
Visit of the Siemens
Professional Education Berlin
Milena Micheletti, UIL