This is the second part of our debate live in Brussels about youth unemployment. The issue was how to prevent school drop-outs.

Discuss here:

connect.euranet.eu/Connect/Debates/Youth-unemployment/Video-of-debate-12.04.2011-2nd-part-How-to-tackle-school-desertion

This part of the Connect.Euranet debate highlighted the dire situation the Neets (not in employment, education or training). The tough market, faced with the economic crisis and spending cuts, what are those concerned supposed to do? Suggested solutions for the EU's high rates of youth unemployment are better education, increased mobility and encouraging entrepreneurs.

The session lasted from 16h00 and 16h30. The moderator was Michael Manske. The attending MEPs were: Maria Badia i Cutchet, (S&D, Spain), Committee on Culture and Education and Jutta Steinruck, (S&D, Germany), Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. The following students attended: Mariya Vasileva, European Youth Press; UNED, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain; UBB Radio, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj, Romania and Radio Universidad, University of Salamanca, Spain.

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