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Fundación Secretariado Gitano participates in the conference “A Bridge to Job”, from StartNet, on the transition of young people from education to work [editar]

05/10/2020
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Fundación Secretariado Gitano participates in the conference “A Bridge to Job”, from StartNet, on the transition of young people from education to work

Last week the Fundación Secretariado Gitano had the opportunity to attend the conference "A Bridge to Jobs - how to support young people's #TransitionToWork since COVID-19?" organised by the StartNet network. In it we could share our conclusions on the situation of young Roma people in the transition from the education system to the labour market and how it is affected by Covid-19.

During the conference, interactive sessions were organised on orientation & career guidance, key competences & skills, and VET & apprenticeships, and social inclusion. In this last group, we shared our experience with young Roma people in Spain and the recommendations drawn from the " Comparative study on the situation of the Roma population in Spain in relation to employment and poverty" and the recent survey "Impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the Roma population".

These proposals include tackling the low level of education affecting the Roma population by launching an Action Plan against the school failure of Roma students to ensure that all young Roma people finish at least compulsory education, and continue studying until they reach educational levels similar to the young population in Spain in the next decade. Along with this, develop specific measures to eradicate the high incidence of extreme poverty and child poverty in the Roma population.

In order to address the situation of inequality with respect to employment, in relation to the initial disqualification, the FSG believes it is necessary to ensure that active employment policies and equality policies provide adapted responses for the labour inclusion of the Roma population.

The European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmitt, took part in the conference, stressing Europe's decisive role in making progress on these issues: " With our determination, I am convinced we will be able to offer the best possible opportunities to Europe’s young people. The Youth Employment Support package is all about this", and the importance of maintaining an inclusive approach: "We have to be excellent, but also inclusive. Inclusion is key".

The conference concluded with an exhibition of illustrations of the ideas and experiences discussed in the interactive sessions and the conference itself.

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