The EU is working to reduce youth unemployment and to increase the youth-employment rate in line with the wider EU target of achieving a 75% employment rate for the working-age population (20-64 years)
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One in five young people in Europe cannot find a job. The lack of quality employment opportunities threatens an increasing number of young people with a sense of exclusion
There is no single remedy, but there is a need for wide-ranging efforts to seek solutions. The EU programme Youth in Action is a valuable part of these efforts, with its focus on learning through experience. A newly published brochure ‘Youth Employment’ gives some examples of how non-formal learning and Youth in Action contribute to building up young people’s knowledge and skills, and give them a glimpse of what it requires to seek and hold down a job or to become an entrepreneur.
Discussion about financing model for non-governmental organizations and the establishment of the NGO fund in Latvia
On January 5, 2012, the director of the secretariat of the Society Integration Foundation, Mrs. Aija Bauere particitapted in discussion on Latvian Radio about financing model for non-governmental organization and the establishment of the NGO fund in Latvia. As noted by Mrs. A.Bauere “Presently it is very important to ensure qualitative participation of society in decision making in various levels – both nation and local. Therefore it is essential to strengthen the non-governmental sector. To achieve this objective – stable funding for the sector is of importance now and in future”
Riga Stradins University (RSU) in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in the Baltics http://www.fes-baltic.lv has set up a student radio “speak louder” runaskalak.lv, which opened on February 10, 2011.
Student radio “speak louder” archive mode will be played all day, but live four times a week – from Tuesday to Friday from 19.00 to 21.00.
Winterfest – Herman Braun Foundation’s annual International music festival. It is being held from November till the middle of February. The first one took place in 1999. Winterfest is rather a set of concerts to celebrate the occasions of Christmas in December, New Year and Orthodox Christmas in January, consequently, and the regular anniversary of Herman Braun Foundation in February.
More information: www.hbf.lv
Youth and national minority initiatives, education and integration progress society continues cooperation with one of the best known international festivals in Latvia and abroad – the International Baltic Ballet Festival.
More informations: http://www.ballet-festival.lv