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22 - 24 October 2009, Brdo (Slovenia)

Experts from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, UMNIK Kosovo representing youth research, youth and labour policy and practical youth work met to exchange information about the youth employment situation throughout the region and related youth policy developments, and to share good practice and strengthen links and networks between stakeholders at national and international levels. This event, jointly organised from 22 to 24 October 2009 with SALTO Youth South-East Europe Resource Centre and the Ministry of Education and Sport of Slovenia, took place in Brdo, Slovenia, within the framework of the Slovenian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers.

Concept paper     Report

Thursday, 22 October

09.30 :  Plenary Opening,

11.15 : Social context of employment of young people in the region, Dr. Metka Kuhar, Faculty for Social Science, University of Ljubljana

Questions and discussion

12:00 : Measures and Programmes for better employability of youth, Ms. Mateja Sedej, Undersecretary, Head of Sector for Long Life Learning, Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs of Slovenia

14.30 :  Working groups: researchers, policy makers and practitioners - Sharing about youth employment realities in the countries of South East Europe

17.00 :  Sharing about youth employment realities in the SEE countries, continued

Friday, 23 October

09.30 : Plenary, Presentation of good practices in promoting youth employment and employability

14.30 :  Elaborating initiatives for enhancing youth employment and employability in SEE

Saturday, 24 October

09.00 : Elaborating initiatives for enhancing youth employment and employability in SEE, continued


11.00 : Presentations of conclusions and outcomes of planning the initiatives

 12:00 : Concluding session

  • Mr. Hanjo Schild, Head of Unit, Partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of Youth, Strasbourg
  • Ms. Sonja Mitter, Coordinator, SALTO Resource Centre South-East Europe, Ljubljana
  • Mr. Zorko Škvor, Ministry of Education and Sport - Office for Youth of Republic of Slovenia