Promotion of YOUSEE platform

SEEYN participated at international conference "EYE CON" on 31st of January 2017. The Conference “EYE CON” (Empowering Youth for Employment) have been organized as a part of the project “Empowering Youth for Employment” implemented by the National Youth Council of Macedonia and supported by the British Embassy in Skopje.

The aim of the Conference was to provide space for sharing practices and innovative models for increasing the employability of young people in Europe.

This was great pleasure to contribute to valuable discussion as well as to present work of the YOUSEE platform as an interesting approach to youth unemployment which focus on innovative solutions.

Conference Agenda
10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 11:00 Introductory Panel “Youth Employment in Macedonia – What should we strive for?”
Keynote speakers:
“Supporting youth development in Macedonia” - Mr. Charles Garret, The British Ambassador in Macedonia
“The importance of youth independence” – Mr. Damjan Nikolovski, President of the National Youth Council of Macedonia
Introductory speaker – Ms. Ivona Krstevska, Secretary General of the National Youth Council of Macedonia

11:00 – 12:30 Panel 1:  “Innovations in Youth Employment in Europe”
The aim: To share best practices, models and measures for increasing employability and employment of young people in Europe
-    Zuzana Vaneckova, European Youth Forum
-    Milica Skiljevic, Krovna organizacija mladih Srbije [KOMS]
-    Representative, Agency for Employment of Republic of Macedonia
-    Pegah Moulana, British Youth Council
-    Tin Kampl, National Youth Council of Slovenia

Moderator: Irina Janevska, ARNO organization for social innovation, member organization of NYCM

12:30 – 13:00 Break
13:00 – 14:30 Panel 2: “The Youth Jobs and Skills of the future”
The aim: To share innovative solutions for youth employment based on positive experience from the work of the youth organisations (analysis, training, skills, youth access to job and trainings, crafts, youth work as profession)
-    Short presentation “Skills needed for youth employment in Macedonia” – Martin Aleksoski, Coordinator of Research in NYCM
-    Representative from NAPOR Serbia
-    Antonio Jovanovski, Go Green, member organization of NYCM
-    Mirela Rajkovic, South East European Youth Network and YOUSEE platform for social innovations
-    Representative, SWISS Contact Macedonia
-    Carla Millan Penaranda, Spanish Youth Council

Moderator: Jovan Stalevski, CEFE, member organization of NYCM

14:30 – 14:45 Final conclusions