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Young people at risk: can Britain learn from EU partners?

  • Date(s)
    7 April 2016
  • Time
    17.00 - 19.00 (followed by a drinks and canapé reception
  • Location
    Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ.
Young people at risk: can Britain learn from EU partners?


This Policy Network - Bertelsmann Stiftung seminar will be structured around the presentation of a new policy brief by Daniel Sage, lecturer at the University of West Scotland and research associate at Policy Network, which will compile the most relevant UK findings from the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Social Inclusion Monitor. The policy brief will focus specifically on the challenges faced by young people in the UK and on the policy options available at UK and EU level to address them.

Although social policy has remained a prerogative of national governments, the EU has long played a significant role in monitoring social developments and promoting best practice across member states. As part of the ‘European Semester’ – the EU’s socioeconomic governance framework – the UK government has, in the past few years, received specific recommendations touching upon issues such as the provision of childcare, vocational training and the Neets phenomenon.

The Social Inclusion Monitor (SIM) Europe:
Presentation by Daniel Schraas-Tischler and Jan Arpe, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Young people at risk: challenges and policy options for the UK:
Presentation by Daniel Sage, lecturer in sociology and social policy, University of the West of Scotland and research associate, Policy Network

Torsten Bell, director, Resolution Foundation
Georgia Gould, author of 'Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future'
Roger Liddle, co-chair, Policy Network and author of The Risk of Brexit

Sonia Sodha, chief leader writer, The Observer

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