Lords aim to identify top priorities in tackling youth unemployment in the EU

31 October 2013

On Monday 4 November the House of Lords EU Sub Committee on the Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment invites three academic experts to their inquiry into EU measures to tackle youth unemployment.

Professor Sue Maguire, from the University of Warwick, Professor Martyn Sloman from Kingston Business School and Dr Paul Copeland from Queen Mary University of London will be asked by the Committee about what is the most pressing action that’s needed to address youth joblessness.

They will also be interviewed on other relevant areas to the investigation, including:

  • How bad is youth unemployment in Europe, and what impact is it having;
  • What sorts of actions are likely to be most effective in tackling youth unemployment, and what conditions are needed for them to work;
  • What lessons we can learn from different countries; and
  • How employers can be part of the solution to tackle youth unemployment. 

The evidence session will start at 4.15pm on Monday 4 November in Committee Room 2 of the House of Lords. 

The session will be webcast at www.parliamentlive.tv and is also open to the public. Journalists wishing to attend should go to Parliament’s Cromwell Green Entrance and should allow time for security screening.

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