The largest annual conference on European environment policy, ‘Green Week’ (4-7 June), is approaching; it will offer opportunities for debate and exchanges of experience on the topic of air quality/pollution with representatives from the European Commission, NGOS, universities and scientific bodies. “Air quality - taking care of the air we breathe” is available to help journalists cover this topic. It highlights two of the sectors that play a key part in contamination – transport and agriculture – and illustrate the risks, as well as some solutions to reduce polluting emissions.
Young people have been hardest hit by the economic crisis as they often lack the experience and skills to be competitive. Today, one in five young Europeans cannot find a job (20.4 %)*. Over the past two years, the total number of young unemployed in the EU has increased by one million.
To tackle youth unemployment the European Commission has produced a video clip, entitled 'Getting off to a good start' which highlights the opportunities available to young people. The clip explains how young people can access a wealth of funding and support programmes to help find a job or set up a business.
The video clip forms part of a wider campaign by the European Commission to raise awareness of the Youth on the Move initiative which aims to enhance Europe's education systems and support young people's entry into the labour market. Youth on the Move is one of the flagship initiatives from Europe 2020, the EU's strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
The clip is available in all 23 official languages of the EU.
*Eurostat 2010 Q3 (15-24 year olds)
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