European Trade Unions Federations launch joint campaign against Youth unemployment

(7 March 2014) The campaign that is called "Enough of their crisis – back to our future” aims to mobilise young workers to put pressure to European institutions and national governments to give a long lasting solution to one of the major problems of the crisis: youth unemployment. This campaign aims to reclaim youth’s future. On Friday 7 March 2014, the European trade union federations’ youth organisations are launching a joint campaign calling on the EU institutions and employers to put youth at the top of their agenda. Under the slogan “Enough of their crisis – back to our future”, the ETUFs have set out their demands for the next European Parliament and Commission mandate period: immediate and effective action to release the mortgage on young people’s future in the European labour market resulting from the European crisis and policies. The launch of the campaign took place in at a UNI Europa youth seminar in Athens. The choice of Greece, the country with the highest youth unemployment rate in Europe - 57.3% in July 2013 – demonstrates the high sense of urgency of the ETUFs demands for European youth policies For more information see the documents below.

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