Posts Tagged ‘young’

The Right Skills, Fair Pay and Access to Quality Jobs: Reflections on the German Dual System and How Cities Can Tackle the Youth Jobs Crisis

“That says it all. Here they use a BMW cabriolet for apprentice mechanics to train on – back in Italy it’d be an old Fiat cinquecento!” A Transnational Delegation at Kaiserslautern Vocational Training Centre We were walking through the vocational training centre in Kaiserslautern, and my Italian colleague was not the only one feeling green [...]

By Eddy Adams, on November 26th, 2013 at 19:11

Addressing Urban Youth Challenges at the World Urban Forum

Last September the World Urban Forum (WUF) in Naples, Italy, gathered many urban practitioners and civil society members throughout the world to discuss tools and methodologies for a better sustainable urban development, both in developed and developing countries. Kristine Sergejeva, Communication Manager of URBACT, and Raffaele Barbato, Project Officer at URBACT Secretariat, Simina Lazar from Brodolini [...]

By Segolene Pruvot, on October 12th, 2012 at 11:46

Neapolitan pupils discovering the Port of Naples

One of the activities in the framework of the URBACT CTUR Project is to involve the schools of the city and their 1000 pupils. The President of the Port Authority of Naples, Luciano Dassatti, met 1000 students from  junior schools to talk about the sea and the ports. The project “The Port of Naples meets [...]

By URBACT, on May 20th, 2011 at 10:42

Jugendbauhütte – Youth Masons’ Lodge: Voluntary Year in Monument Preservation for Young people between 18 and 26

The ‘Jugendbauhütte’ (Youth Mason’s Lodge) is a project of ‘Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz’ (German Foundation for Monument Preservation) organized by the International Youth Community Services (ijgd) that offers young people between 18 and 26 to do a voluntary year in monument preservation and care. The work places are museums and cultural institutions, archaeological institutions, organizations involved [...]

By URBACT, on March 4th, 2011 at 17:01

Getting Visions from Children and Youngster – The Creative School Contest in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

Under the URBACT Creative Clusters project, the Municipality of Hódmezóvásárhely launched the “Creative School Contest” at the end of November 2009. The main topic of it was how young children imagine the city in 15 years. The leadership of the town regards the young generation’s opinion and imagination is really important and significant, because the [...]

By URBACT, on January 7th, 2011 at 11:21

Thematic workshop in Romania: Creative Clusters “Diversifying Local Economic Base and Opportunities to Young People”

The thematic workshop Creative Clusters: diversifying local economic base and opportunities to young people will take place in Mizil, Romania (October 29-30, 2009), in the ambit of the URBACT Network “Creative Clusters in Low Density Urban Areas” that reunites 10 cities from all over Europe, in which Óbidos is the Lead Partner. This event will [...]

By URBACT, on October 28th, 2009 at 17:20

Connecting the dots – URBACT and EU Structural Funds

Diary of an internship with the MY GENERATION project The EU PHARE programme created a Young Professionals Scheme to attract and prepare young people for the Romanian public administration. Following a one year Master in Rotterdam, four Romanian students did a one month internship with the City of Rotterdam, lead partner of the MY GENERATION [...]

By URBACT, on August 24th, 2009 at 09:49

Are young Europeans indifferent ?

We sometimes hear that the young generations are selfish, passive and resigned, more interested in the last TV shows than in the world’s changes. And that they fear for their own future, not for the one of society.

By URBACT, on May 26th, 2009 at 10:41