Youth unEmployment

Youth unEmployment Project


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Basic information

Established in: 2010

Main aims and tasks:

  • Increasing youth employability
  • Increasing the recognition of voluntary work as working experience
  • Increasing the recognition of non-formal education
  • Empowering young people to effectively transform their skills and preferences into employment
  • Empowering youth to set up enterprises
  • Raising awareness about employment opportunities


  • Employment Action Days
  • European School of Entrepreneurship
  • Youth for Employment
  • Career Platform


Under the framework of the Youth Employment Action Consortium, AEGEE launched the Youth unEmployment (YuE) project in 2010, aiming to help young people aged between 18 and 30 to increase their employability.

Nowadays students often have to face a trade-off between their academic and non-academic commitment. They contribute to the society as volunteers and by getting involved in workshops, following the foundations of non-formal education. Unfortunately, their work often remains unrecognised by their university and their future employers.

The Youth UnEmployment project wants to tackle these problems by implementing a series of activities that will help young people increase their employability and will lobby for the recognition of voluntary work and non-formal education as work experience.

Getting Involved

The YuE team is looking for people filled with motivation, commitment, positive energy, and willingness to work in a multicultural team, having the ability to work online and experience on the local level.

Depending on what the member is looking for, being a part of the YuE team offers the opportunity to work for a European level project, in a multicultural team, to get experience in project/event management, PR, youth policies on employment, to gather networking experience with other important NGOs/stakeholders/platforms working on the topic. More than that, it brings up the possibility to train and participate as a panelist/speaker on the relevant project topics during the many events organised throughout the Network.

Related fields of study:

  • Self-employment (entrepreneurship)
  • Social Media
  • Voluntary work as work experience
  • Quality Internships
  • Non-Formal Education

Working methods:

E-mails, Skype meetings, Facebook groups, sharing data systems (Google docs, Dropbox, etc).

Amount of work required:

This depends on the team members and on how they organise their tasks.