Invitation and Registration - Tackling Youth Unemployment: The European Green Deal and European Youth Guarantee - Opportunities and Challenges

Invitation and Registration - Tackling Youth Unemployment: The European Green Deal and European Youth Guarantee - Opportunities and Challenges

The webinar is a collaboration of the World Future Council with the pilot projects GRÆDUCATION and YesClima


Will the European Green Deal and European Youth Guarantee help tackle Youth Unemployment?


The reinforced Youth Guarantee will play a crucial role in tackling youth unemployment in Europe, especially in countries like Greece or Spain. In our web-event, we will discuss if and how a Green Sector offers a unique chance to involve young women and men endangered by economic exclusion, in particular by implementing the goals set out in the European Green Deal and the corresponding national Energy and Climate Plans.

To be successful in reducing youth unemployment in light of the European Green Deal we will need strong European networks for an effective exchange of knowledge, sustainable cooperation and good policies. The online event aims to give an impulse to develop such networks and showcases some innovative policies.


Samia Kassid, Germany. Senior Programme Manager – Rights of Children and Youth, World Future Council.

Our Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Lina Gálvez Muñoz, MEP, Vice Chair of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • Max Uebe, European Commission, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion B1 Employment Strategy
  • Dr. Spiros Protopsaltis, Governor of OAED Manpower Employment Organization Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Vice Chair of European Network of Public Employment Services, Greece

A moderated discussion with

  • Nikos Chrysogelos, Wind of Renewal: Youth unemployment, EYG and the challenges in Greece
  • Silke Steinberg, FIAP, e.V.:  GRÆDUCATION: a systemic approach for innovative, green vocational training as change agent for labor markets (Best Practice)
  • Afroditi Strati, Young Voice from Greece
  • Ms Sandra García Lopez, Public Employment Service, Spanish Youth Guarantee Coordinator
  • Dr. Silke Karcher, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety / EUKI (Policy Example) (tbc)
  • Prof. Dr. Francisco José Sánchez de la Flor (Universidad de Cádiz): YesClima: Lifelong Education (Best practice)
  • Mario Férnandez Ardanaz, Vice-President of the Provincial Government of Cádiz: Tackling Youth Employment in the province of Cádiz.
  • Paula García Rodríguez, Young Voice from Spain
  • Ian Menzies,Senior Education Officer, Education Scotland: Scotland’s Youth employment strategy: Developing the young workforce (Policy Example)

This is a virtual event held over Zoom. If you have problems registering for the webinar, please try registering from a different device or use the phone to dial in.
The webinar may be streamed live on the World Future Council Facebook page. The event will be recorded and can be made available on the World Future Council’s website and Facebook page.

Our event will take place on 12 November from 2-3.30 pm CET. Click here to register!


Anna-Lara Stehn
Media & Communications Manager
World Future Council
+49 (0) 40 3070914-19

About the World Future Council
The World Future Council (WFC) works to pass on a healthy and sustainable planet with just and peaceful societies to our children and grandchildren. To achieve this, we focus on identifying, developing, highlighting, and spreading effective, future-just solutions for current challenges humanity is facing, and promote their implementation worldwide. The Council consists of 50 eminent global change-makers from governments, parliaments, civil societies, academia, the arts, and the business world. Jakob von Uexkull, the Founder of the Alternative Nobel Prize, launched the World Future Council in 2007. We are an independent, non-profit organisation under German law and finance our activities with institutional partnerships and donations.