Warsaw: 2nd YOUTH IMPACT project meeting

February 7, 2020, the second meeting of Polish organizations taking part in the YOUTH IMPACT project took place in the office Foundation in Support of Local Democracy in Warsaw. It was attended by representatives of organizations, which run projects supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship. During the meeting, FRDL representatives dr Monika Bartosiewicz and dr Sławomir Nałęcz presented to the…

Youth Activation Weekend Training – Ružomberok (Slovakia)

PEDAL Consulting organizes a weekend training in Slovak city of Ružomberok January 24-25 2020. The training is focused on youth activation, involvement, empowerment and also employment, accompanied by evaluation assessing the success of these processes. If you are an organisation from Ružomberok area working with youth and are interested in the training, please contact PEDAL…

Decreased unemployment rate in Slovakia

The overall unemployment rate decreased to 4,94 percent in October 2019. Expressed in absolute numbers, the total number of jobseekers was 136,192. However, according to the statistics data from Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, the unemployment rate was significantly higher in case of two specific target groups; namely in case of youth…

NEET rate in Poland

As we wrote in earlier articles one of the biggest problems of transition from education to work is the significant share of young people, who are no longer in education or training, but they also do not have a paid job. So-called NEETs are usually counted in the population aged 15-24.  In Poland such age…

Youth Unemployment Through The Optics Of The Public Education System In Slovakia

Despite the public education system in Slovakia being questioned for almost two decades, no substantial reform of either primary, secondary or tertiary education has happened. With the arrival of a number of major automotive companies into the country (Volkswagen, PSA Peugeot Citroën, KIA, Land Rover), Slovakia became the biggest car producer in the world per…