“The situation is tough for young people,” said Angel Gurría, secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Today’s society is marked by striking youth unemployment rates, low income averages for young professionals and has even generated the so-called boomerang generation, making it thereby hard for young people to gain a foothold.
In 2016 young adults gain considerably less than national averages, whereas they earned more than national averages 30 years ago. Today in many countries they have slumped to earning as much as 20% below their average compatriot. It is likely to be the first time in industrialised history, save for periods of war or natural disaster, that the incomes of young adults have fallen so far when compared with the rest of society. It is of greatest importance that young people are empowered and can actively participate in society (The Guardian).
The SOLIDAR Foundation works closely with its members on youth issues and fights for a society in which young people have the opportunity to establish themselves. In this context, we would like to invite you to the final conference on the World of Work for youth project (WOW project) which will let us look at the perspectives for decent future of today’s youth.