Telefónica Foundation presents its Youth Employability Programme in the European Economic and Social Commitee




Brussels, February the 7th 2017

Telefónica Foundation presents its Youth Employability Programme in the European Economic and Social Committee (Brussels)

February 7th at 9:30

“Tackling youth employability through innovative projects”

 

This event will gather high level representatives from European Institutions, private sector and civil society to discuss challenges and possible innovative solutions to foster youth employment. The event will be attended by Marianne Thyssen, European Commisioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility and representatives from Telefonica Foundation –general director José María Sanz Magallón– and president of Santa María la Real Foundation, José María Pérez González ‘Peridis’– who will explain their strategy towards youth employability focusing on the project “Employment Launch Pads”, financed by the European Social Fund. They will also explain future actions through the “Digital Employment” strategy.

 

For further information of Telefónica Foundation Youth Employability Programme: click here

 

“Tackling youth employability through innovative projects”

 

9:00 Registration and coffee

9:30 Welcome remarks: Pavel Trantina, President of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship, EESC

9:40 Keynote speech:  Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility

9:50 Presentation of “Employment Launch Pads”: objectives and results

  • José María Sanz-Magallón, General Director, Telefonica Foundation
  • José María Pérez González (Peridis), President, Santa Maria la Real Foundation

10:00 – 11:30 Debate

  • Brando Benifei, MEP
  • Thiébaut Weber, Confederal Secretary, ETUC
  • Zuzana Vaneckova, Board Member, European Youth Forum
  • Javier Sagi-Vela, General Director, Banco Santander Universia
  • Maxime Cerutti, Social Affairs Director, BusinessEurope

 

February 7th, 2017, 09:30 – 11:30
European Economic and Social Committee, Room JDE53
99-101, Rue Belliard – 1000 Brussels

 

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