Youth on the move

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In Florence experiences are shared with Youth on the Move

To decrease the drop-out rate from 15% to 10%, to increase the percentage of graduates and young people with a tertiary education qualification from 31% to 40% by 2020, to increase the youth employment rate to 75%. These are some of the objectives of the EU strategy “Europe 2020” and of Youth on the Move, one of the flagship initiatives promoted by the European Commission to call young people’s attention to the importance of mobility in Europe in order to widen linguistic, social and professional competences and to improve the access to the labour market, by aiming at experiences such as scholarships and European cooperation projects. Youth on the Move has already achieved excellent results in the European towns where it was presented and from 7th to 9th May 2011 it will be presented in Florence, during the Festival d’Europa.  

The main task of the National LLP Agency will be the involvement of citizens and to give visibility to those experiencing Europe at all its levels and participating in the EU Programmes for cooperation and mobility of youth. Together with the Leonardo da Vinci Agency and the Youth Agency for Youth in Action, it will attend to the launch of Youth on the Move. “It is a pleasure for us – said Fiora Imberciadori, LLP Agency, Comenius, Erasmus and Grundtvig – to be present and introduce the new initiative “Youth on the Move”. We will show everybody the mobility and cooperation experiences carried out to date and financed by the EU funds of the Youth in Action Programme and of the Lifelong Learning Programme”.

“We are very happy to participate in the launch of “Youth on the Move” in Italy – added Marina Rozera, National agency LLP of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme – Our participation will be aimed at highlighting the many successful experiences carried out within the Leonardo da Vinci Programme and, in particular, at presenting the contribution represented by transnational mobility also in favouring the access of youth to the European labour market”. Also the Director of the National Youth Agency, Paolo Di Caro, is very positive. He commented on their participation in the event as follows: “Youth on the Move, employment, non-formal education: with “Youth on the Move” we are searching for the Europe of opportunities; European youth of peoples, cultures and identities that meet, face and contaminate”.

The protagonists will be young people themselves who, at the heart of the town, within the space of  Youth on the Move in Piazza Signoria, will have the opportunity to meet and perform. It will be a party where Comenius pupils, Erasmus students, volunteers of “Youth in Action” and many others will perform in theatre and music performances characterized by creativity and innovation. Also installations, multimedia exhibitions, video projections, interviews, debates and workshops will take place. A unique event where, for the first time in Italy, the experiences that over the years have made European cooperation alive and important in Learning and Training, will be publicly showed in order to share the actual contribution made by the European Union in the last thirty years, which, through its initiatives, aims at improving the future of youth.


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