Posts Tagged ‘My generation at work’

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

When I Grow up I Want to Be… Do you remember being asked that question as a child? What was the answer you gave? I remember at various moments I wanted to be a tour guide, an air hostess and a judge. But mostly I wanted to be an international spy. The type that wears […]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on January 23rd, 2015 at 13:20

Smart City +…Turin’s Platform for Employee-Driven Innovation

Torino: Open to ideas Energy sensors to minimize power usage in public buildings; the adoption of virtual meetings to reduce staff travel time; and the establishment of a crack team to modernise local authority procurement methods. These were some of the winning ideas generated by local authority staff as part of Innova.TO, the city of […]

By Eddy Adams, on December 16th, 2014 at 10:30

Social Innovation: My Generation at Work Builds a Bridge Between Turin and NYC

Can the experiences of social innovation realised in Europe be a model in the United States? The visit of Turin Social Innovation staff to the Centre for Social Innovation of New York in the framework of the URBACT project My Generation at Work  confirmed how European cities can be positive examples at global level in […]

By Simone D'Antonio, on August 1st, 2014 at 16:44

“Go For It”: City of Maribor Engaging Youth

  Photo Source: Maribor is one of the twelve cities forming the URBACT network My Generation at Work that aims to promote the employability of young people in a changing labour market, with special focus on enterprising skills and attitudes. Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia and the largest city of the traditional […]

By Petra Očkerl, on July 29th, 2014 at 11:41

What Does O Jogo Bonito Teach Us About Tackling Youth Unemployment?

There’s something special about attending transnational meetings during the World Cup. It’s a stress-free experience if you’re Scottish, as we are never in the finals! So, in the evening after a recent My Generation at Work meeting I enjoyed watching the games with colleagues from the partner cities. The meeting was held in Tampere, Finland, […]

By Eddy Adams, on July 3rd, 2014 at 18:31

Boosting Youth Enterprising Skills in Glasgow

The Bad Idea Organisation participates in My Generation at Work URBACT project in Glasgow. Discover how their approach helps boosting youth enterprising skills through youth enterprise competitions! 

By URBACT, on May 12th, 2014 at 12:38

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