We recognize the need to support and empower youth in response to the Covid-19 crisis at such an early opportunity.
Integrating young people into the labor market is an essential pillar to the dynamism of labor markets and critical for the cohesion and sustainability of our economies and societies at large.
We designed this dedicated webpage as a tool to share the different initiatives that our global business network have provided to improve youth opportunities to enter the job market.
We have also compiled the contributions and perspectives from our leading national business organizations. The selected initiatives should help our members and stakeholders share their programs and ideas as we look to bridge the gap for young people entering the labor market.
The OECD plays an important role in identifying and promoting policies that can help equip young people with relevant skills and facilitate their inclusion into the labor market – we look forward to partnership with OECD on this important endeavor.
Explore contributions from our National Member Organizations from OECD Member States, non-OECD countries and selected companies affiliated to our National Member Organizations below and browse our main policy guidance in the attached paper.
Read our blog post for OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions & Cities “Stand by Youth” initiative where we make the case why there should be no lost “Covid generation.”
We regularly update our page with initiatives and please get in contact to get involved in our global campaign.
As part of our ongoing Business for Youth campaign, we are delighted to invite you to a virtual Roundtable on 2 December from 2:00-3:30 pm Paris time to showcase why there is a business case for youth.
The event will be an excellent opportunity to highlight specific initiatives our member organizations and companies have taken to address the youth challenge, and the policy takeaways from these exercises. Participants will also explore the role the OECD could play in this field going forward.
We look forward to your active participation in this event, and encourage you to share additional business initiatives on youth to be published on our website. For more information, please contact Rokas Morkunas at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to register.
National Member Organizations and Observers
- Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (Confederation of German Employers’ Associations) – BDA – Germany
- Türkiye İşveren Sendikaları Konfederasyonu (Turkish Confederation of Employers Association) – TİSK – Turkey
- Türk Sanayicileri ve İş İnsanları Derneği (Turkish Industry and Business Association) – TÜSİAD – Turkey
Selected companies affiliated to our National Member Organizations