Meet our Young Influencers!

June 14th, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

14 inspiring young people from 14 countries met to influence policy makers, discuss European youth issues, and find ways to solve them. Our 14 dedicated young influencers flew into Brussels for a training on 16 -17 February 2017 to meet like- (and bright) minded youths from all over Europe. Together, they learned how to find the data … Continue reading Meet our Young Influencers!

Youth Engagement for Policy Reform

June 8th, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

How can we promote youth policy reform and young people’s participation in democratic life? Can mixing offline and online activities, through e-tools such as YouthMetre’s, improve the participatory process? These were just a few of the questions discussed by the speakers at YouthMetre’s launch on February 14 at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Here, the need to understand participation … Continue reading Youth Engagement for Policy Reform

YouthMetre Launched

May 14th, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

🚀On February 14, 2017, YouthMetre was launched at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels! It was a day with high hopes for youth participation in the EU’s many localities.  YouthMetre was launched with a blast of welcome speeches, debates and awards on February 14th at the EU’s Committee of the Regions. YouthMetre’s project partners were present, … Continue reading YouthMetre Launched

Does Europe’s Youth Strategy Show Effects?

January 30th, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

Unemployment among European youths has continued to rise since the start of the economic and financial crisis in 2008. Improved levels of education among young Europeans do not automatically lead to better working opportunities. And a widespread loss of confidence towards traditional ways of participation exists. These are just three points that YouthMetre has identified in … Continue reading Does Europe’s Youth Strategy Show Effects?

Jobless at 30 and living with the parents: Catalonian youths criticise their education

December 2nd, 2016 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

100 kilometres from Barcelona, young people are forced to live with their parents until 30, with youth unemployment and rent costs out of reach. Our Catalonian studens pin the Spanish education system for inadequate training – and they have some constructive criticism for the European Commission.  The first contact with the Institute of Educational Research of the … Continue reading Jobless at 30 and living with the parents: Catalonian youths criticise their education

Ljubljana YouthMetre Study Group Slovenia

November 14th, 2016 / karld / 0 comments

  Slovenia, and its capital Ljubljana in particular, is a fertile ground for non-governmental organisations addressing issues and challenges related with youth. ARS for Progress of People, acting as YouthMetre partner organisation and responsible for the organisation of 15 European Study Groups, was particularly glad to have the chance to meet young Slovenians. Moreover, this … Continue reading Ljubljana YouthMetre Study Group Slovenia

Karlovac is leaking young labour

November 12th, 2016 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

Brain drain, imbalance in the youth labour market, and ancient, crumbling buildings that remind younger generations of the war. Carpe Diem introduce us to the city and unrecognised youth work of Karlovac, Croatia.  When we get to Karlovac there is no one welcoming us. The rain is pouring, and the indications on our “home made” … Continue reading Karlovac is leaking young labour

YouthMetre Study Group in London, UK

October 29th, 2016 / karld / 0 comments

The United Kingdom has always entertained a peculiar and cautious relationship with the European Union, due to several reasons: geographical, political, historical. However, on June 23rd , 2016 such a stormy relationship collapsed, as a consequence of the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, better known as the Brexit Referendum. The YouthMetre Study Group took place in London … Continue reading YouthMetre Study Group in London, UK

Maastrict YouthMetre Study Group Netherlands

October 22nd, 2016 / karld / 0 comments

Maastricht is not only known as the birthplace of the European Union, EU citizenship and the euro currency, after the Maastricht Treaty. Maastricht is also an affluent cultural center with a growing international student population. Hence, which better town to visit to exchange views on European citizenship and on the opportunities put forward by the … Continue reading Maastrict YouthMetre Study Group Netherlands

The Study Group in Brno, Czech Republic

October 10th, 2016 / karld / 0 comments

Honestly, before entertaining the Czech YouthMetre Study Group, I did not have much information on the city of Brno, only that it is the Capital of Moravia and it is a pretty big University hub. Hence, I did not know what to expect from the city. Therefore, when we -Martin, Vittorio and I- arrived in … Continue reading The Study Group in Brno, Czech Republic