Tackling Youth Unemployment in the EU: Lords ask 'are the young being heard?'

11 November 2013

On Monday 11 November the House of Lords EU Sub Committee on the Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment invites representatives from Birmingham City Council, the UK's largest local authority, and from the Greater London Authority to their inquiry into EU measures to tackle youth unemployment.


Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 4.15pm:

  • Shilpi Akbar, Assistant Director for Employment, Birmingham City Council
  • Lloyd Broad, Head of European and International Affairs, Birmingham City Council, 
  • Alex Conway, European Programmes Director at the Greater London Authority

The witnesses will be quizzed on whether or not young people themselves are being given enough of a say on how to tackle the problem of youth unemployment.

Likely questions

They will also be asked a variety of other questions, including:

  • What does the picture look like locally?
  • Is the problem a mismatch of skills or simply a lack of job opportunities?
  • How well can actions at local level complement national programmes?
  • Do European funds add value?
  • Are there too many programmes and schemes in this area?

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