EVENT: Jobs for the Future

A Leap Forward for Millennials
Jobs for the Future
– A national and European approach –

Tuesday, 2nd of May 2017, 10:30-13:00
Sector 1 City Hall, bld. Banu Manta, nr. 9 , sector 1, Bucharest

Europe is a continent with a labour market full of contrasts. Even know we have 3.9 million young people unemployed under the age of 25 years old at European level, the European digital industry underlines the lack of qualified work force, anticipating a deficit of more than 800.000 digital skilled people at European level by 2020. In the same time, the changes in the different professions, the presence of new technologies in all fields and the ability gaps have become symptomatic of the incapacity of the classic education system to deliver the skills requested on this new labour market in permanent evolution. Things have gone so far that we are currently debating on the taxation of robots and the universal basic income.

In the middle of all these debates appeared our desire to study the opinions of young people – the so-called Millennial generation – on the evolution of the labour market. How do Millennials picture the interventions necessary on the labour market to reduce unemployment? What are the professions that attract them and how to they imagine their future jobs? Moreover, how could these future jobs be correlated with the educational offer, and what should be the role of the member states and of the European Union in this regard?

The Left Democratic Foundation (FSD), the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Romania (FES), invited you therefore to discuss about all this issue at the conference Jobs for the Future – A national and European approach, on Tuesday 2nd of May, from 10:30-13:00, at Sector 1 City Hall with representatives from trade unions, employers’ associations, NGOs and political representatives. The conference will be also the moment during which we are going to present our most recent sociological study on the perception of young people towards the jobs of the future.


10:30 – 11:00 Reception of participants

11:00 – 11:15 Introduction
Dan TUDORACHE, Mayor, Sector 1, Bucharest

11:15 – 11:30 Presentation of the study: Jobs for the Future
Iulian STĂNESCU, Socius – Center for Applied Social Researches

11:30 – 12:15 Interventions
Florin MANOLE, Deputy in the Romanian Parliament
Alina Gabriela ANDREI, Centre for Integrated Community Services for Youth, Bucharest City Hall
Radu COMȘA, National Trade Union Bloc (BNS)
Veronica ȘTEFAN, Social DOers Association
George PĂLĂLĂU, representative of PES activists Romania
(TBC) other representatives from the Romanian Parliament and the Ministry for Youth

12:15 – 12:45 Debates and questions

12:45 – 13:00 Conclusions
Maria FREITAS, Policy advisor, FEPS
Victoria STOICIU, Policy coordinator, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Romania


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