Series of local trainings on youth unemployment - Dimensions of unemployment
We continue the series of articles on the final phase of our annual work plan "Let's build our future together! - opening the door to the labor market", which if co-financed by the Council of Europe through the European Youth Foundation . After taking part to our international training course "Let me lead you(th) to success" and after learning about youth unemployment, the participants went back in their countries and acted as multipliers, organizing a local training course on youth unemployment for young people in their movements.
Dimensions of unemployment
On 28th November 2015 KLJ came together with more than 50 people from all around Belgium. We started our local training to introduce the Seminar we did in Overijse in July. The participants where very interested in the part of the church in youth unemployment. That is what the "K" in KLJ stands for (Dutch: Katoliek, English: Catholic). Discrimination was a part of the training which surprised everyone. When I asked them about discrimination in work, the participants only thought about the difference between women and men and the skin colour of people. But nobody thought about the discrimination that occurs when women get pregnant. We used a powerpoint presentation to let the participants understand the situation better.
The example of the Kubb-Game was the best way to show what we talked about in Overijse and Malta. We decided to show the numbers of youth unemployment in Europe and a lot of people didn't thought that there were so many young people unemployed.
When we ended the discussions everybody was glad that they were living in Belgium. Everybody was thinking about solutions and ways to get the unemployment rate lower. We are happy that more and more people will think and talk about unemployment here and in different countries. We thank the Council of Europe for co-financing this activity through the European Youth Foundation.