Past eventUnder 35s Forum

Jobless Generation: Youth Unemployment in the EU

12 June 2012 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Chatham House, London


Speakers include:
Shiv Malik, Journalist, The Guardian; co-author of Jilted Generation; and co-founder, Intergenerational Foundation
Borja Bergareche, London Correspondent, ABC Newspaper (Madrid)
John Springford, Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform
Chair: Jim Hillage, Director of Research, Institute for Employment Studies



With youth unemployment soaring in the EU, the panel will examine the long-term political and social effects. They will explore the gap between young people’s expectations and economic reality and discuss what can be done, both nationally and at a pan-European level, to reduce youth unemployment rates. The discussion will also address how the uneven impact of unemployment across the EU - where Germany's rate stands at around 8% and Spain's at around 50% - may affect the stability and sustainability of the European project.

There will be a breakfast reception from 08.00.

This is an Under 35s Forum event.