Date of release: Thursday, November 14, 2013

László AndorThe €6 billion Youth Guarantee for finding young people employment in Europe is a timely subject for the latest Big Picture seminar. This will be hosted by the university’s Business School on Thursday 28 November.

Speaker László Andor is the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

In April 2013, all EU member states were encouraged to put in place Youth Guarantee schemes, to ensuring best employment chances for all young people under 25, and funding granted. However, success depends on more than just money. With the Guarantee requiring excellent cooperation between countries and political commitment to have an impact, the talk asks, can Europe ensure her young people have a future?

László Andor has been the EU's Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion since February 2010. Between 2005 and 2010 he represented Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia on the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. Previously he has been an associate professor at Corvinus University of Budapest, and an advisor to the Hungarian Prime Minister.

The seminar, What future for Europe's young people? Concept and implementation of the Youth Guarantee, takes place between 5pm and 7pm at the Greenwich Campus.

Run by the university’s Business School, the Big Picture seminars attract high-profile speakers and cover a range of topics from entrepreneurship, leadership and management to financial forecasting, the economic climate and the media.

All are welcome to attend, including staff, students and the general public. Events are popular and registration in advance is essential.

To register for a place, or to find out about other seminars coming up in the autumn, see: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/business/services/events/events/current/big-picture-seminar

For those who cannot attend, all the seminars will be podcast, with details at the above site.

To find out more about studying business with the university, see: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/business, email courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call 020 8331 9000.

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