About Us

Over the last few decades, there has been a growing recognition of and interest in youth unemployment. Due to the global economic and financial crises, as well as demographic factors, youth unemployment has grown at an even more rapid rate. As young people have been facing severe problems, different sectors are challenged to take proactive attempts to find solutions. One of the main goals of the Symposium is to bring representatives of three different sectors (private, public and educational) together and create a common dialogue around one topic, youth employment challenges. Referring to the success of the first and second edition, which took place on 23-27 June 2014 and 18-20 May 2016, the partners have decided to continue the series by organising the third edition, ISYEC’18.


Themes of the Symposium:

1. Presentation of the cross-sectoral cooperation concept and sharing of existing experiences in cross-sectoral cooperation.

2. The Situation of Youth Employment/Employability in the national and international level. Presentation of good practices of new tools for increasing employability such as EVS.

3. Formulation of recommendations for a better cross-sectoral cooperation and its promotion within academic institutions as well as in civil society organizations (new opportunities, youth projects, women projects, inclusion projects about youth employability, etc.).

4. Policies on Youth Employability, Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship.

Private sector

Exclusive talks from wide variety of industry professionals sharing their great ideas and best practices on young employees topics, youth entrepreneurship and employment programmes for better transition from education to work.

Public sector

Up-to-date and unique information about current youth employment policies, youth employment rates, public programmes and initiatives combating the youth employment challenges.

Educational sector

Best practices and examples of cooperation of both formal and non-formal education sectors as great players in education of young people. Presentations and much more from the most recent trends the sector supporting youth employment.