Dr. Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport met representatives of the Hungarian Pact4Youth initiative on 12th of October, 2018.
Following up the first meeting held in June - where members presented the objectives of the initiative and a publication which collected the best practices, programs and projects of the participating organizations- members of the Pact4Youth working group had a second discussion with EU Commissioner Navracsics. At this second meeting, the Pact4Youth working group presented their first project idea, which would tackle the problem of the NEET youth (young people who are Neither in Employment nor in Education or Training) in Hungary. The project focuses on making internships more attractive, valuable and fair for young people to help their transition into the labour market. The project is still in a preparatory phase, however, members of the Pact4Youth initiativeappreciated the opportunity of discussing their vision with EU Commissioner Navracsics, who gave a plethora of suggestions and insight to the problem in a European context.
Participants also had a discussion on AmCham’s upcoming Competitive Education Conference focusing on career orientation, where Mr. Navracsics will be a guest speaker.
The Hungarian Pact4Youth initiative – in line with the European initiative – aims to foster and facilitate the integration of young people, especially the NEET youth (who are Neither in Employment nor in Education or Training) into the education system and into the labour market while improving their labour conditions. According to CSR Europe, there are more than 7 million NEET young people between age 15-24 in Europe.
Zsófia JUHÁSZ (AmCham)