Today we are facing a high level of unemployment
Among young people and an increasing amount of NEET’s in Portugal and Europe. With the southern countries leading the numbers on the amount of NEET’s, it is urgent to solve this critical problem with a critical approach. What are this NEET’s doing, what are their occupations, their hobbies and how are they involved in their local communities?
According to Eurostat we have a percentage of youth unemployment of 48.9% in Greece, 30% in Portugal, 48.3% in Spain, 21.7% in Romania and 13.1% in Estonia. This indicates the range of the problem and how young people seems to be struggling to be included in their communities.
The UN considers partnerships for the goals to be one of the objectives for sustainable development, stating that “A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.” To create this partnerships, it is essential to create the right channels of communication between young people, institutions, organisations and the population.