Strategies for youth employment
                 P2P study tour 32349

                      Brussels,
                14-...
Aim of the meeting:

 The P2P Programme intends to offer to civil society organisations from the
 beneficiary countries th...
Day I: Monday 14 December 2009


 09:00        Arrival and registration of participants
              Distribution of welc...
16:15        EU support for employment and social solidarity: the PROGRESS
              programme.
              Ms Katar...
Day II: Monday 14 December 2009

 09:00        Registration of participants
 09:15        The European Employment Strategy...
15:15        Participants are split in two groups:
              1) Supporting stakeholders for a smooth transition from s...
Day III: Monday 14 December 2009
                        Venue: European Parliament,
  Paul-Henri Spaak Building (room 4B4...
Venue: Valencia Regional Office in Brussels,
                              Rue de la Loi/ Wetstraat 227

 16:00        Str...
Day IV: Monday 14 December 2009

 08:45        Registration of participants
 09:00        Presentation of BusinessEurope
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  1. 1. Strategies for youth employment P2P study tour 32349 Brussels, 14-17 December 2009 Venue: Albert Borschette Conference Centre (room 3C) Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels For more information on the People 2 People Programme, please go to: http://taiex.ec.europa.eu/P2P-Programme/P2PLeaflet_EN.pdf To download presentations of this event, please go to: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/taiex click on "Library" and select this study tour.
  2. 2. Aim of the meeting: The P2P Programme intends to offer to civil society organisations from the beneficiary countries the possibility to visit EU institutions, as well as relevant EU platform organisations, or whenever relevant for the topic of the study visits, also other European, international or nationals organisations, in order to familiarise themselves with EU structures, policy making process, programmes, policies and best practices. The aim of this study tour is to give participants the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the European employment strategy and relevant institutions and programmes with a particular regard to youth employment as well as to offer them exchange and networking opportunities in a respectful atmosphere among themselves and with European-level business associations, trade unions and other civil society organisations active in this field. The study visit is open for the participation of several representatives (up to four per beneficiary) from each of the candidate countries and potential candidates to EU enlargement. Participants will represent business associations, trade unions, youth organisations and other civil society organisations active in this field. Around 30 participants from civil society organisations in the Western Balkans and Turkey will attend the study visit. P2P study tour 32349 2/9
  3. 3. Day I: Monday 14 December 2009 09:00 Arrival and registration of participants Distribution of welcome package with the list of participants 09:30 Welcome note Introduction on the purpose of the People 2 People Programme (P2P) Ms Magdalena Kleim, Head of Section, People 2 People Programme, Unit D4 - Institution Building, DG Enlargement, European Commission 09:45 Round of table/Ice-breaking • Self-introduction by participants • The work of the organisations represented • Current situation and challenges in your experience Brief verbal presentation, accompanied by materials if available, max. 3 minutes per participant. 11:00 Coffee break 11:30 The EU institutions and decision-making process Mr Béla Béres, Member of the Legal Service, European Commission 12:00 Questions and answers 12:30 Lunch break 14:00 European Commission support to civil society in the Western Balkans and Turkey: The Civil Society Facility (CSF) Ms Karin McDonald, Unit D3 – Regional Programmes, DG Enlargement, European Commission 14:30 Questions and answers 15:00 Employment policy and social dialogue in the enlargement process Ms Katja de Sadeleer, International Relations Officer – Negotiator, Unit B1 – Croatia, DG Enlargement, European Commission 15:30 Questions and answers 16:00 Coffee break P2P study tour 32349 3/9
  4. 4. 16:15 EU support for employment and social solidarity: the PROGRESS programme. Ms Katarzyna Makowska, Unit 01 – General Coordination and Interinstitutional Relations, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission 16:45 Questions and answers 17:15 End of the first day P2P study tour 32349 4/9
  5. 5. Day II: Monday 14 December 2009 09:00 Registration of participants 09:15 The European Employment Strategy and the latest development in youth employment Ms Christiane Westphal, Policy coordinator for Youth, Human Capital and Social Inclusion, Unit D2 – European Employment Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Local Development, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission 09:45 Questions and answers 10:15 Coffee break 10:30 The vital role of Public Employment Services in reducing youth unemployment Ms Susanne Kraatz, Unit D3 – Employment Services, Mobility, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission 11:00 Questions and answers 11:30 Youth policies of the EU Ms Barbara Zupan, Policy Officer, Unit D1-Youth Policy, DG Education and Culture, European Commission 12:00 Questions and answers 12:30 Lunch break 14:00 The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions Mr Felix Wolf, Research Officer, Industrial Relations and Workplace Developments, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions 14:30 The European Training Foundation Ms Agnieszka Majcher-Teleon, Operations Department, European Training Foundation 15:00 Coffee break P2P study tour 32349 5/9
  6. 6. 15:15 Participants are split in two groups: 1) Supporting stakeholders for a smooth transition from school to work in Kosovo (UNSCR 1244) or similar example Facilitator: Ms Agnieszka Majcher-Teleon, Operations Department, European Training Foundation 2) The role of social partners in strengthening youth employment in EU Member States Facilitator: Mr Felix Wolf, Research Officer, Industrial Relations and Workplace Developments, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions 16:45 Presentation of discussion results and recommendations 17:30 End of the second day P2P study tour 32349 6/9
  7. 7. Day III: Monday 14 December 2009 Venue: European Parliament, Paul-Henri Spaak Building (room 4B47), Rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60, Brussels 08:45 Arrival and registration of participants at the visitor's entrance 09:30 • An introduction to the European Parliament • The EP and youth employment • Activities of the EP with the Western Balkans and Turkey Ms Ana Antunes, Visits and Seminars Unit, European Parliament 11:00 Departure to the European Economic and Social Committee Venue: European Economic and Social Committee, Jacques Delors Building (room 3252), Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 99, Brussels 11:15 Arrival and registration of participants 11:30 • An introduction to the EESC • The EESC and youth employment • Activities of the EESC with the Western Balkans and Turkey Mr Aurélien Juliard, Administrator, External Relations Unit, European Economic and Social Committee Mr Ionut Sibian, Member of the EESC (Various Interests Group), Chair of the Romanian NGOs Federation for International Development and Humanitarian Aid 12:30 Lunch break Venue: Central Economic Council / National Labour Council, Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée/ Blijde Inkomstlaan 17-21, Brussels (tbc) 14:15 Arrival and registration of participants 14:30 Strategies for youth employment: the Belgian policies Mr Kris Degroote, Counsellor, Central Council for Economy Mr Paul Windey, Chairman, National Labour Council 15:00 Questions and answers 15:30 Departure to the Valencia Regional Office in Brussels P2P study tour 32349 7/9
  8. 8. Venue: Valencia Regional Office in Brussels, Rue de la Loi/ Wetstraat 227 16:00 Strategies for youth employment: the policy of the Comunitat Valenciana (Spain). Best practices from SERVEF (Regional Employment and Training Service) and Municipalities. Mr Miguel Mares Garcés, Head of Employment Unit, Valencia Regional Office in Brussels 16:30 Questions and answers 17:00 End of the third day P2P study tour 32349 8/9
  9. 9. Day IV: Monday 14 December 2009 08:45 Registration of participants 09:00 Presentation of BusinessEurope Mr Leander van Laerhoven, Adviser – International Relations, BusinessEurope 09:30 Presentation of the European Trade Union Confederation N.N., European Metalworkers Federation (EMF) (tbc) 10:00 Presentation of the European Youth Forum Ms Ines Alves, Policy Officer for Employment and Social Affairs, European Youth Forum 10:30 Coffee break 11:00 A way forward for youth employment? Panel discussion with the following speakers: - Mr Marcus Schwenke, Adviser, Social Affairs Department, BusinessEurope - A representative of the EMF (tbc) - Ms Ines Alves, Policy Officer for Employment and Social Affairs, European Youth Forum Moderator: Mr Panos Gredis 12:30 Lunch break 14:00 Feedback and evaluation session 15:00 End of the study tour This meeting is being organised by the People 2 People Programme (P2P), Civil Society Facility, DG Enlargement, in the organisational framework of the Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrument - TAIEX of the European Commission CHAR 03/149, B - 1049 Brussels Telephone: +32-2-298 11 59, Fax: +32-2-296 76 94 Web sites: http://taiex.ec.europa.eu/ http://taiex.ec.europa.eu/services/services.htm Leaflet: http://taiex.ec.europa.eu/P2P-Programme/P2PLeaflet_EN.pdf P2P study tour 32349 9/9

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