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  • Speaker
    Staffan Nilsson
    Organisation
    EESC
    The European labour market is facing major challenges. We need to tackle the persisting economic and social crisis, and at the same time we are facing a huge demographic challenge. We have an ageing workforce and the number of people in "employment age" will decrease in the years to come.
    Staffan Nilsson`s opening address Boosting Europe conference
  • Speaker
    Staffan Nilsson
    Organisation
    EESC
    Crisis or not, we are now working in an open trading area, and in a globalised world. Europe will not build a sustainable society that is prosperous in the long term without the rest of the world. We need to share the same objectives even if we don't use the same tools. As an open globalised economy we must TOGETHER identify and share good practices. It is in all our interests. The role of entrepreneurs in channelling such investment for economic recovery is key to ensuring a competitive and dynamic economy. To make sure that this renewed economy is sustainable in the future, we must invest in education in entrepreneurship. We must focus on untapped human capital. This mainly means young people, women, older workers, migrants and other vulnerable groups.
    Staffan Nilsson`s conclusions of the ETF Conference: Towards excellence in entrepreneurship and enterprise
  • Event organised by the Internationaler Bund, Berlin, Germany
    Speech by Juca JAHIER
  • Speaker
    Staffan Nilsson
    Organisation
    EESC
    A lot has happened both in the EU and in the countries of its close neighbourhood since the EU-led Black Sea Synergy initiative providing scope for regional cooperation was launched (in 2008). A lot has evolved since the last Black Sea NGO Forum took place. What did not change however is a vital need for civil society active engagement and mobilization of all parts of our societies to act together.
    Staffan Nilsson`s opening speach at the Black Sea NGO Forum 2012
  • Final conclusions of the conference
    Final conclusions of the conference
  • Speaker
    Staffan Nilsson
    Organisation
    EESC
    This conference is very timely; demographic trends pose major challenges to the labour market. It suffers from structural problems. Young people, in particular, find it difficult to gain a footing in the labour market, despite skills they have. It is not only the case in Europe. It is also a major problem in Tunisia, where the demographic trend is the opposite: it is a very young population with high skills and no jobs.
    President`s conclusions at the ETF Coroprate Conference 2012- Multilevel Governance in Education and Training
  • Event organised by Standard Ethics, the University of Florence and the Institute for Political, Economic and Social Studies in Rome (EURISPES)
    Speech by Juca JAHIER
  • Speaker
    Staffan Nilsson
    Organisation
    EESC
    The European Economic and Social Committee is very keen to engage with youth on sustainable development as we are preparing to give input and participate in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development that will take place in 20-22 June in Rio de Janeiro. This Conference is a crucial opportunity to send a clear message for a global change towards a green and sustainable economy and poverty eradication.
    Staffan Nilsson`s welcome speech at "Your Europe Your Say"
  • Speaker
    Staffan Nilsson
    Organisation
    EESC
    Today's conference is about a very important subject. Youth and employment are keys for Europe's future and competitiveness as well as for Europe's sustainability. The huge challenge we are facing is to see how: - First, we can help our young citizens onto the labour market. - Second, on the same time we can avoid that the schemes we set up to this effect are abused.
    EESC President at the EESC Labour Market Observatory (LMO) European Youth Forum Council of Members (COMEM) Joint conference
  • Speaker
    Staffan Nilsson
    Organisation
    EESC
    Youth unemployment rates are much higher than unemployment rates for all ages. More than 5 million young people in the EU are unemployed today. This means that one in five young people on the labour market cannot find a job. As President of the European Economic and Social Committee, but also as citizen, I believe that we all must act for that our children can be better off than us. My generation did not get any problem to get a job. Our children meet problems now. It is a great concern for me as a person, as a father and as a grandfather, as well as President of the EESC. And Georgios Dassis, President of the Employees' Group in the EESC, shares this concern. This is the reason why we decided to gather here today. Georgios would agree with me that leaving the young people aside would mean compromising the future of the EU and of our children.
    SN speech 24.01.2012