European Platform for Young Workers (PYW)

What are the goals of the European Platform for Young Workers?

TheÖffnet externen Link in neuem Fenster European Platform for Young Workers (PYW) was established to strengthen the voice of young workers within the EZA network. “Together we can!” is the platform’s watchword. Together, young people are stronger and can do more. The PYW brings this into practice by making young workers more visible in the EZA network in two ways:

  1. By increasing the number of young participants and speakers in EZA seminars.
  2. During its meetings, the Platform provides young people with the opportunity to exchange ideas, best practices, knowledge, projects ideas and inspiration for their professional life.

Who is involved in the European Platform for Young Workers?

The members of the Platform are representatives of EZA member organisations. Each EZA member organisation is welcome to apply to become a member of the European Platform for Young Workers and to nominate one or two persons who will represent the organisation. At the moment, the Platform has around 30 members, which means half of the EZA organisations are already a member of the PYW. Nevertheless, the Platform would like to get more organisations involved. Membership in the PYW could encourage EZA members to become more active on youth issues.

Who are the beneficiaries of the work of the Platform?

Firstly, the Platform wants to address young people. Young workers have an especially vulnerable position on the labour market because of inter alia their lack of experience and of a professional network. Secondly, the Platform would like to inspire all EZA organisations and encourage them to focus more on young workers. Thirdly, the PYW wishes to increase awareness within its organisations for the problems of young workers. Finally, the PYW reaches out to European policymakers active in the field of youth policies as well as to European policymakers who have an impact on the situation of young people in the labour market, as well as to all other policymakers in order to make them more aware of young workers’ problems.

Who can join in and how?

All member organisations of EZA are invited. They can nominate one or two young persons (less than 36 years of age) and send an application to Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden der E-MailEZA. After receiving confirmation, the organisation becomes a member.


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