Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Germany aims to curb joblessness

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Juha V. Mentu, I’m reading The Global Edition of  The New York Times and reflecting about your concept for a national / global KNOWLEDGE BANK ( tutkijapankki)… Researchers’ Bank.

The article is written by Melissa EDDY, New York Times – Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Germany aims to curb joblessness in youths. Government to establish training programs to aid Spanish and Portuguese.

Political leaders, heeding economists’ warnings that the younger generation may be disillusioned with the European project, are counting on a series of bilateral agreements to help curb stubbornly high youth unemployment in the European Union.

Germany will seek to help Spain to build  a dual-track vocational system in which young people earn qualifications through a combination of work and study.

- Juha, I think your idea of the RESEARCHERS’ BANK could be an elementary part of the German initiative.

We need to bring “the young and beautiful and old and experienced together” to create a futuristic learning environment to ensure the highest possible employment and talent contribution for the contribution of healthy growth and prosperity of societies around the globe.

We can join the bandwagon of a recent German multipronged effort by Berlin to quickly get more young people into the work force, a move that experts say is crucial if a unified Europe is to survive into the next generation.

- What is decisive is that we must be faster and more definitive in fighting youth unemployment, says German finance minister Mr. Wolfgang Schäuble.

More than 5.6 million people under 25 are out of work across the Union, according to figures  released by Eurostat.

Among the countries with the largest number of  young people out of work are weaker members of the euro zone that are undergoing deep cuts to social services and other structural reforms, part of the efforts to recover from the ongoing debt crisis.

Germany knows. The country has been grappled with its own youth employment problem early last decade.

While the numbers were nowhere near the 60 percent of  young people now out of work in Greece, or the nearly 56 percent in Spain, German leaders say that their experience can be of value to their EU partners.

A crucial element of Germany’s success has been its dual vocational training system, in which young people work three to four days a week in their chosen sector and spend additional 8 to 12 hours per week in the classroom.

At the end of their training, the students must pass  a test to receive a certification of their skills.

Juha, I know that we’ve bee doing the same at the time when the BIOTECHTOUCH was initiated.

The TUTKIJAPANKKI should be an integral part of the German program. It’s time for us to speak with the national political leaders.

PEOPLE can do things together! That’s the main idea of OPEN INNOVATION and GLOBAL COLLABORATION. 

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