Expert Roundtable: ‘Social Inclusion through VET – New Opportunities for NEETs’
Kari P Hadjivassiliou was invited to take part in the expert roundtable Social Inclusion through VET – New Opportunities for NEETs which was organized by SOLIDAR on 19th November 2014 in the European Parliament. The event was chaired by Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR Secretary General and was hosted by the MEP Brando Bonifeo, meme of the European Parliament’s Employment Committee.
Kari spoke about the magnitude of NEETs in the EU, their key characteristics and employment challenges. She discussed how VET has proved particularly effective in improving learning and employment opportunities for NEETs and presented good practice examples from the EU. Finally, together with the other experts, she put forward some recommendations which were integrated in the SOLIDAR Foundation’s briefing note ‘Social Inclusion through VET – New Opportunities for NEETs’, published in late November 2014.