Youth employment team visited Austria and Slovenia

01 Apr 2011


The national technical team (NTT) of the UN Joint Programme of National Youth Employment Program paid a three day working visit to Austria and Slovenia in March.

New Horizons - With these study visits, NTT members had the opportunity of seeing best practices of labour market structure, institutions and their functioning in these countries.

In Austria, NTT visited Austrian Federal Ministry of Employment, Social and Consumer Protection, BAZ (Vocational Training Centre), Austrian Employment Agency Regional Office in Mödling and two Project offices; Sprungbrett Spacelab Projects.

In Slovenia the team visited Employment Service of Slovenia (ESS) and Waff project Office.

UN Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya”, aims to reduce unemployment and increase participation of young women to labour.

With this aim the UN Joint Programme is preparing a National Youth Employment Action Plan.

This action plan will support the Joint Programme’s objective of creating decent job opportunities for the youth between the ages 15-24; and also Turkey will fulfil its obligations in preparing a National Youth Employment Action Plan after joining the United Nations Youth Employment Network (YEN) in January 2006.

Action plan is in Autumn

In this regard, a National Technical Team (NTT) was established by representatives from Turkish Employment Agency (ISKUR), State Planning Organization (DPT), Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Turkish Statistic Institute (TURKSTAT), Youth Employment Association, Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TİSK), Confederation of Turkish Trade Unions (TÜRK-İŞ), Confederation of Turkish Real Trade Unions (HAK-İŞ) and Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK).

At the end of January 2011, draft National Youth Employment Action Plan on which National Technical Team has been working was presented to Mid-term Evaluation Conference of the UN Joint Programme.

Subsequently, an NTT Feedback workshop was held in February 2011.

Stakeholders and experts presented their evaluation about migration, gender equality, regional differences, and rural development on draft Youth Employment National Action Plan.

National Youth Employment Action Plan is expected to be finalized in Autumn 2011.