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Non-Formal-Education Seminar (open to members only)

Date(s) - 19/10/2017 - 20/10/2017
All Day

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


Unemployment rates amongst young people across Europe and the European Union are improving, but they are still tense and for many Eurodiaconia members a central concern of their work. Several actions are aimed at improving employability of young people and to prevent precarious educational/unemployment gaps. Not only formal education, but also non-formal education is a more and more decisive factor for young people’s place in society and the labour market. With no longer the same perspective of one job for life, the aim is instead to provide knowledge, skills and attitudes for becoming an “entrepreneur of your own life”, actively shaping personal prospects through continuous updating of skills and know-how. Young people need to be perceived as a resource on co-creating solutions.

Eurodiaconia organised an event in 2016 in Madrid to discuss the role of entrepreneurship regarding precarious job situations for young people and regarding youth unemployment in general. This year’s event wants to focus on the role of non-formal education and volunteering as a lever for youth unemployment. Eurodiaconia invites its members to take part in this event and to gain insight from several experts who will shed light on the problem from different angles. Besides discussing the topic with European experts, Eurodiaconia members will also have the opportunity to present what is being done in their organisations and to exchange with other members to discuss different approaches, their pros and cons and they are invited to think about how to innovate them. One session will also look into the possibility to set up a common European project with the potential of being funded by the European Union.

You can find more information on the event via the event Programme and Agenda.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Policy, Projects & Research Officer Florian at if you have any questions.