Programme

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14:30-14:35 | Welcoming remarks

  • Eléna Bajric & Florian Wengel, Trainees of the European Economic and Social Committee

14:35-15:05 | PART 1: Perspectives of young entrepreneurs from the grassroots level

A. Pitch your story!

B. Q&A session about the effects of COVID-19 on young people and entrepreneurs

  • Walid Behar, Co-founder of Edbridg, France
  • Arijana Koskarova, Founder of the Creative Hub, North Macedonia and Kosovo

15:05-15:55 | PART 2: Implications for policy makers in Brussels and beyond

A. Introduction of speakers and quiz session

B. Let's discuss! – What can governments, social partners and civil society do to prevent an after-crisis spike in youth unemployment?

  • Monica Semedo, Member of the European Parliament, RENEW Europe Group, Luxembourg (tbc)
  • Tea Jarc, President of the Youth Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation, Slovenia
  • Mikk Vainik, Head of Accelerate Estonia, Estonia
  • Indrė Vareikytė, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, Group III & Delegate of the Lithuanian Youth Council, Lithuania

15:55-16:00 | Wrap up and concluding remarks

  • Eléna Bajric & Florian Wengel, Trainees of the European Economic and Social Committee

The webinar will be exclusively in English.