Students discuss growing unemployment among young graduates
Three panel discussions were organised on the following topics:
- The influence of private economy on higher education
- A glimpse at the potential of higher education: going beyond skills
- European Higher Education: Area of (UN)Employability?
The Convention was launched with an opening speech by Morten Østergaard, the Danish Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education of Danemark. Speakers from different European institutions with educational purposes contributed to the panel discussions. Luxembourg was represented by Germain Dondelinger from the Ministry of Education.
A series of parallel workshops dealt with the topics of graduates’ employability and students mobility (i.e. Erasmus for all, Youth employability, etc.). The aim of these workshops was to collect recommendations on “how to overcome the difficulties young graduates are faced with when finding a job”. The recommendations of the “Copenhagen declaration” will becommunicated to the national governments. The list of recommendations is published on the ESU website (http://www.esu-online.org/news/article/6001/European-students-formulate-10-recommendations-to-get-young-people-out-of-the-job-crisis/)
LuxDoc’s delegate also enjoyed the more informal social activities and was able to engage in many insightfuldiscussions on the national students unions work, management and organisation.
Marie-Line Glaesener for LuxDoc
You can read the full paper as a PDF here.
LuxDoc wishes you a nice holiday and a happy Easter!
Here is to hoping that you will be able to spend it with your family and friends.
In an attempt to promote (Luxembourgish) research on the European level, we recently sent, in collaboration with the Luxembourg University Students (LUS), 1 delegate to
Copenhagen for the 23rd European Students Convention, and in April we will send 1 delegate to Bucharest for the European training on financing higher education and the 62nd ESU Board meeting.
In addition, LuxDoc sent 1 delegate to Krakow for the General Assembly of the Eurodoc association. During that meeting, LuxDoc was admitted as a member in Eurodoc, meaning that we are now present on the European level.
Please check back on our Facebook and Website soon for summary articles of these conferences.