Young people at risk of becoming NEET: evidence, policies and challenges

Programme of the day



10.00-10.20     Arrival and coffee

10.20-10.30     Welcome and introduction to – Prof Louise Ryan

10.30-11.00     Interrogating Early School Leaving, Youth Unemployment and NEETs – Prof Louise Ryan and Magdolna Lőrinc

11.00-11.30     Presentation of key findings from survey data – Dr Alessio D’Angelo and Neil Kaye

11.30-12.30     Presentation by EU speakers:

  • Eamonn Davern – DG Employment, European Commission
  • Dan Taubman – ETUCE expert on ESL, Working Group on Schools Policy (European Commission, DG Education and Culture)

12.30-1.30       Lunch

1.30-3.00         Round table discussion: Challenges of youth unemployment in the London context

  • Jess Bridgman – Policy Connect
  • Catherine Sezen – Association of Colleges
  • Wendy Baverstock – Tomorrow’s People
  • Elaine Runswick – Barnet Council
  • Pamela Odukoya – Enfield Careers Service
  • Ruth Smith – Lambeth Council

3.00                   Concluding remarks – Prof Louise Ryan