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Le 03/09/2020

Workshop for empowering Europe's vulnerable youth !

How can regions and cities empower vulnerable young people excluded from the labour market to co-produce social support schemes, or even new jobs and new businesses?

Two Interreg North West Europe projects - EYES (entrepreneurial skills) and IMAGINE (peri-/urban farming) - pool their expertise and experience for this event, to share lessons learnt with policy makers and practitioners and to invite questions.

The workshop will take place online on Tuesday 13th October 2020 from 9:30 to 11 AM. If you would like to register, please follow this link.

These young people, called NEETs (not in employment, education and training), are difficult to reach by traditional employment support schemes, and run a high risk of exclusion, both from the labour market and from society. Within Lille metropole territory, 34% of 15-24 year olds are unemployed and 27.6% of young under the age of 30 live below the poverty line.

Lille Metropole is therefore committed within the European program EYES alongside ten other partners to develop a global and transnational approach that combines the development of transversal skills through personalized coaching and the creation of a digital platform dedicated for young people without qualifications. 1000 young "NEETs" will be supported during 3 years.



1) Welcome

2) Lessons learnt from the projects: How can vulnerable young people co-produce social support schemes?

3) Workshop participants test and discuss the project outputs

4) Transnational cooperation on co-production and empowerment

5) Panel/audience: Q&A



Jürgen Born, Project manager (Lead partner), EYES (Interreg NWE) / Institute for Church and Society (IKG), Germany.


Anne Billaut, Project manager, Métropole Européenne de Lille, France.

Clarisse Bulpa, Project manager (Lead partner), IMAGINE (Interreg NWE) / Bureau économique de la Province de Namur (BEP), Belgium.

Helyn Clack, Vice-Chairman, Surrey County Council, United Kingdom.

Katrin Hatzinger, Head of Brussels Office, Protestant Church in Germany, Germany.

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