Claire Courteille-Mulder has been appointed as head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office in Brussels in January 2014. Before, she was a director at the International Trade Union Confederation, responsible for issues related to labour market policies, inequality, social protection, gender and migration. Throughout her career, Mrs Courteille-Mulder has worked for different humanitarian agencies, including UNHCR and OSCE.
Moritz Pfeifer is living in Paris where he works as a freelancing journalist. He’s a regular contributor to “ParisBerlin“ and „Queries“. Pfeifer studied philosophy and linguistics in Berlin and Paris.
The current young generation is worse off than 20 years ago. Europe cannot afford to go backwards.
Europe’s unemployed young people don’t mind a little economic insecurity. What they can’t stand is a chronic atmosphere of political hopelessness. No wonder they are fleeing the continent.
What measures can fix youth unemployment? Some simple solutions will do – as long as we correct a big mistake from the past.