On 14 November 2013 in Olsztyn Euroregion Baltic, Self-Government of Warminsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship and Regional Labour Office in Olsztyn organised together a conference “Support to youth on the labour market – experiences and future perspectives”. The conference gathered politicians, labour market experts and youth from Euroregion Baltic member regions.
The objective was to present activities oriented towards support of employment of young people entering the labour market. This issue was raised from the perspective of the European Union, regional authorities and non-governmental organistations. The agenda contained addresses regarding the European Commission initiative „Youth Guarantee”, activities of EURES network for labour mobility, activities of Polish labour offices, Voulntary Labour Corps, projects addressing youth unemployment in Euroregion Baltic, project SYPERB – Strategic Youth Policy in Euroregion Baltic, volunteering and European Mobility Programmes.
Euroregion Baltic Executive Board met on the 15th November. Pomorskie Voivodeship informed about a new draft of statutes of international association, which was prepared by lawyers of Self-Goverment of Pomorskie Voivodeship. The position of the Russian Party on international association was also presented. Executive Board decided that further work on the statutes will be based on the new draft. Statutes will be shortened and will comply with all requirements of Polish law. ERB Executive Board decided also about extension of a mandate for ERB Task Force on Labour Mobility and further activities of Water Group and ERB Task Force on EU Cohesion Policy. ERB Youth Board presented a report on the recent and upcoming activities. Mr Lars Albäk from Business Link Greater Copenhagen informed about cluster cooperation in the area of Euroregion Baltic. The information was also given about initiatives for internationalisation of small and medium enterprises in Kalmar County and preparations for a new Action Plan for 2014 and 2015. The Executive Board meeting was accompanied by a parallel Youth Board meeting.
Presentations from the conference:
Diana Unander Nordle – Best practices in Euroregion Baltic
Adnan Araz – European Mobility Programmes
Tomasz Szarek – Youth Employment Initiative (Polish)
Michał Bruski – EURES Network (Polish)
Marek Obrębski – Voluntary Labour Corps (Polish)
Wiesław Drożdżyński – Polish Law on Youth Employment (Polish)
Tadeusz Ławicki – Your Career-Your Choice (Polish)
Presentation from Executive Board meeting: