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Presentation to Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee
on Youth Guarantee
  • James Doorley, Deputy Director NYCI
  • March 21st 2013

  • National Youth Council of Ireland representative
    body and member of C/V pillar
  • 50 member organisations working in every
    community in Ireland
  • 40,000 volunteers 1,400 full time staff
  • 382,000 young people aged 10-24 participating in
    our organisations
  • 53 from economic/socially disadvantaged areas

Data and Numbers
  • 68,361 young people on live register-Feb 2013
  • Drop from high point of 91,646 on live register
    June 2010
  • Long term unemployed risen to 30,815 Oct 2012
  • 142,700 under 25s emigrated 2008-2012
  • 2012 fall in 20-24 in labour force 12,800 or
  • No of under 25s in work btw 08-12 down from
    250,000 to 132,000

Most Disadvantaged
  • Levels of youth unemployment
  • 18 among young 3rd level graduates
  • 39 among those educated to leaving cert
  • 65 among those educated to junior cert
  • 70 among those educated to primary level
  • 4th highest level of NEETs in EU at 18.4
  • 7.5m 15-24 inactive in EU
  • 6.5m 25-29 inactive in EU
  • 14M population of 7 Member States

Education and Training
  • Not enough places and opportunities to meet
    demand of young jobseekers
  • Particularly concerned that most disadvantaged
    those most in need pushed to back of queue
  • Excellent schemes like Youthreach dont have
    capacity to meet demand
  • Concern about quality of some other programmes.
  • Are we spending limited resources well?

Youth Guarantee
  • Strongly welcome Youth Guarantee scheme
  • Support idea that young people who have been
    unemployed guaranteed
  • NYCI called for examination February 2011
  • Has great potential but clarity on detail needed
  • 3 key questions
  • Funding to increase capacity
  • Quality and Progression
  • Reaching Supporting the most disadvantaged-hardest
    to reach

Funding and Capacity
  • Approx cost in Sweden per participant 6,600
  • For most disadvantaged-low side
  • Hard to estimate cost in Ireland
  • 6bn from EU funds welcome for regions with 25
    more unemployment
  • Irish Govt will have to provide matching funds
  • Role for private sector to contribute?
  • Our analysis-lack of capacity at present
  • How can places be delivered-community and
    voluntary sector have a role to play

Quality and Progression
  • Not about increasing number of places just for
    sake of it.
  • Avoid churning young people through courses where
    they end up back to Square1
  • Nationally led but locally delivered
  • For young ppl best make use of resources need
    opportunities that aid progression over long term
  • Concern re payment by results model-UK

Reaching most disadvantaged
  • Reaching the most disadvantaged has to be
    priority-most in need of support
  • 17,000 young people 2 years unemployed
  • Evidence-Sweden/Finland-programme less successful
    with this group
  • Role for youth sector to support this
    group-reach, credibility skills to engage
  • Putting proposal to Govt

  • Thanks for invitation
  • Happy to answer questions
  • james_at_nyci.ie
  • www.nyci.ie
  • http//www.youth.ie/sites/youth.ie/files/NYCI_051_
  • 01-4255944
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