FIEC appoints its next Director General

During its last meeting the Steering Committee unanimously decided to appoint Mr. Domenico Campogrande as the next Director General of FIEC as from 1/7/2019 and presented its decision to the General Assembly.
Domenico Campogrande studied economics and has been working for FIEC since 1994. He was responsible for Economic and Legal affairs until 2007 and since then has been the Director for Social Affairs.
I am honoured by this new challenge, which I will undertake with motivation and dedication. For this I am counting on the support and the active cooperation of all the member federations.” he declared.

AI: draft guidelines on ethics

The European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence has produced draft guidelines on ethics and is inviting comments in a short consultation period, which ends on 18 January. Comments can be provided on the website, accessible via the following link (login or registration required).

EU Youth Guarantee to promote labour market inclusion for young people

Two new reports explain how young people’s entry into employment can be supported through skills development, either through continued education or traineeships. The reports are based on real-life experiences over the first five years of the Youth Guarantee.
According to the first report on “Continued Education Offers under the Youth Guarantee”, the best way to ensure young people acquire the skills they need to succeed in work and life is to prevent early leaving from education and training. In this respect, Vocational Education and Training (VET) can be a good alternative for young people and in particular work-based learning.
The second report, “Traineeships under the Youth Guarantee” demonstrates how gaining initial professional experience during a traineeship can benefit both employers and young people, leading to better matches between skills and jobs. However, traineeships need to be meaningful and well-structured to increase the likelihood of successful integration into regular work.