Economic crisis and Young People – H οικονομική κρίση και οι νέοι

Publication; Social Activism of Athens
Edited by; Ellen Kalisperati –Sociologist

The Effects of the Economic Crisis on Young People

By Gennady Stolyarov II

Oι επιπτώσεις της οικονομικής κρίσης στους νέους

The current economic crisis may seem abstract and distant to some, but it cannot be more immediate and pressing for young people in their early twenties. Indeed, one of the greatest injustices to come out of this crisis is that its heaviest burdens are being imposed upon individuals who did absolutely nothing to bring it about – by any theory or argument. In particular, the graduating classes of 2009 and 2010 have been punished by this crisis for absolutely no fault of their own. In this article, I hope to convey some understanding of the experiences faced by this group of people, who have been marginalized and overlooked by virtually all of the institutions that unfortunately still dominate contemporary society. I will also argue that intense anger is warranted among young people, but that this anger should be constructively channeled into comprehensively reforming contemporary society through the heavy use of technology and spontaneously emerging, “bottom-up” institutions.

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Young people voice concerns on impact of economic crisis to UN officials

Νέοι άνθρωποι εκφράζουν ανησυχίες για τον αντίκτυποτης οικονομικής κρίσης σε αξιωματούχους του ΟΗΕ

5 October 2011 – Young people from 22 countries have gathered at the United Nations this week to shine a light on the impact that the global economic crisis is having on youth around the world.The lack of jobs, education cuts, and the need for greater inclusion in decision-making processes are some of the issues that the youth delegates have been raising with UN officials since they arrived on Monday for a two-week visit.The delegates have already met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, participated in informal negotiations, and given their input on youth-related resolutions.

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As the economic crisis worsens, young people worldwide call for a return to humanitarian values

Καθώς η οικονομική κρίση επιδεινώνεται, οι νέοι σε όλο τον κόσμο καλούν για μια επιστροφή στις ανθρωπιστικές αξίες

As young people continue to feel the effects of the global economic crisis, racial tension and the negative impacts of alcohol and other drugs, they are calling for a return to education based on humanitarian values, according to a poll released by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The results were released today at the organization’s 18th General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.The poll, which was shared through the global network of Red Cross Red Crescent youth, canvased the views of people aged 18 to 30 on factors that contribute to a culture of violence in their countries. It also examined what they believe would help create a culture of peace and non-violence.

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Young people share heavy burden of global economic crisis

Οι νέοι μοιράζονται βαρύ φορτίο της παγκόσμιας οικονομικής κρίσης

Policies that are being formulated to respond to the global economic crisis are not creating job opportunities for young people.That’s the message delivered by Juan Somavia, the outgoing Director-General of the International Labour Organization at the start of the agency’s conference in Geneva on Wednesday.Mr. Somavia said that since the 2008 financial crisis, around 30 million people have been added to the unemployed and nearly 40 million more have stopped looking for jobs.

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Economic crisis hits young people

Η οικονομική κρίση χτυπάει τους νέους

Unemployment in the Netherlands has gone up substantially, especially among young people, figures published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) show.

Η ανεργία στην Ολλανδία έχει αυξηθεί σημαντικά, ιδίως μεταξύ των νέων, αριθμητικά στοιχεία που δημοσιεύθηκαν από τη Στατιστική Υπηρεσία Ολλανδίας(CBS).

A year ago unemployment among young people was still around nine percent, but now it has risen to 11.4 percent. The number of registered jobseekers is steadily growing, but there are also many young people who have decided to study rather than sit at home.When there is an economic crisis it is always the young people who are hit first. In the Netherlands it is especially young men working in industry, the building sector, ICT and trade are affected most. In the second quarter of this year unemployment in the male age group of 15 to 25 is almost 12 percent, considerably more than a year ago.

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Youth: the hardest hit by the global financial crisis

Νεολαία:αυτή που πλήττεται περισσότερο από την παγκόσμια οικονομική κρίση

In times of economic recession, the labour market contracts and the number of unemployed people rises sharply. But for young people these periods are doubly troubling, not only are they the first targets of job cuts but also their transition from school to the job market becomes almost impossible. This is one of the most significant conclusions of the latest UN World Youth Report launched on 6 February 2012, which included a wide consultation process with youth all over the world.

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