ISYEC BRINGS TOGETHER THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE FIELD TO FUEL THE PASSION THAT DRIVES CHANGE IN YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY.
After the successful first edition in 2014 that gathered many international specialists from the public, educational and private sectors, the second edition of the International Symposium on Youth Employment Challenges (ISYEC’16) will take place in AGU facilities in Kayseri, Turkey.
The International Symposium on Youth Employment is the premier international event for youth policy makers, educational representatives, corporate professionals, youth workers and experts to learn about good practices and get inspired for developing cross-sectoral employment strategies for the future of youth.
Youth employment has grown in prominence on national and global development agendas as the youth unemployment rate has grown even more rapidly due to global economic and financial crises as well as demographic factors. The youth employment challenge has its own dimensions and confronts countries worldwide regardless of their stage of socio-economic development.
The underlying problems are the large number of young people entering the labour markets every year, the lack of employment opportunities, and the low quality of education and training without a proper link to the labour markets.
The purpose of ISYEC is to provide inspiration, knowledge and networking in the field of youth employment and especially inspiration for cross-sectoral cooperation among the private, public and educational sectors.
This May we will host experts from all corners of Europe and beyond with various professional backgrounds bringing the best practices and case studies to the AGU Sümer Campus facilities, making this symposium a hub for the cross-sectoral approach in youth employment.
Various international organisations are calling on governments to invest more in education and training especially as new evidence that young job seekers are being unjustifiably hurt by the legacy of the global economic depression emerges.
The aim of this symposium is to outline the dimensions of the issue, the motives for intervention, and the possibilities of improving youth employment through cross-sectoral cooperation.