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European Interns’ Day

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18/07/2014
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Stand up for youth employment at European Interns’ Day. 

Internships have become a requirement to get a job as they can bridge the skills gap between education and work, but strikingly the majority of them do not fulfil this purpose. Among the 4.5 million interns per year in Europe, 59% are unpaid, 40% work without a contract and 30% complete internships that do not provide any learning content except coffee-making skills. This hinders youth employability and creates social inequality.

The European Interns’ Day wants to change this situation. Hundreds of interns around Europe will gather in several capitals (including Geneva, Vienna, Paris and Lisbon) to stand up for youth employment and to discuss intern working conditions with NGO leaders, MEPs and private sector and trade union representatives in Brussels. 

Objectives:

1) Raise awareness about interns’ precarious conditions in Europe;

2) Call for new solutions to boost youth employment through internships with fair remuneration and quality training;

3) Launch the 1st European Label for Quality Internships developed by InternsGoPro and partners.

Find more information at www.europeaninternsday.org

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