Youth Unemployment

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Youth Unemployment by Mind Map: Youth Unemployment

1. Cooperative providing services to prevent/combat youth unemployment and precarious jobs

1.1. Which services

1.1.1. Educational and skills training services Simulating the Cooperative Business model among Schools as part of their methodology and curricula. Provide democracy Provide new forms of solidarity A way to inspire citizenship: to promote forms of business which do not reduce citizens to mere consumers A way to empower young people Promoting youth associations inside schools Proactivity Entrepreneurship spirit, attitude Sense of citizenship Soft skills Empowerment of youngsters Daily living skills camps School for parents Camps Mobility for parents and young people Counselling

1.1.2. Connecting young cooperators to the labour market global portrait of youth employment and entrepreneurship

1.1.3. Mentoring young people into the creation of cooperatives

2. Clients

2.1. Young people

2.1.1. Provide democracy

2.1.2. Provide new forms of solidarity

2.1.3. A way to inspire citizenship: to promote forms of business which do not reduce citizens to mere consumers

2.1.4. A way to empower young people

2.2. Parents

2.3. Enterprises and corporations

2.4. Administration

2.4.1. new policies

3. What are the youngsters missing?

3.1. Self-consciousness

3.2. Reality about the labor market

3.3. Soft-skills

3.4. Self-Esteem

3.5. main challenges and opportunities

3.5.1. demographic changes

3.5.2. globalization

3.5.3. technological innovations


3.7. Many young people live in poverty despite having a job


3.8.1. Policy makers refer increasingly to the potential of entrepreneurship as a possible way to increase the labour participation of youth and to support welfare state systems which find themselves under increasing demographic pressure.

3.8.2. young 20-30 year-olds are far more interested in self-employment than older age groups and, although they are inexperienced and lack finances, they see entrepreneurship as a potential career.

3.8.3. young entrepreneurs are more likely to hire peers and tend to be more innovative and responsive to new trends and needs

3.8.4. only 4% of 15-24 year-olds are self-employed, mostly in very small businesses, compared to 15% of adults generally; and businesses run by young entrepreneurs have lower survival rates than those of older entrepreneurs10. This may be partly explained by the fact that they tend to embrace more risky and competitive sectors (like information technology) but, in general, the main reasons for such weaknesses are the barriers encountered by young people when deciding to start a business.

3.8.5. whilst access to finance tends to be the major constraint, other barriers such as a lack of appropriate skills, lack of infrastructure, inadequate support structures and administrative hurdles can also play a crucial role in discouraging entrepreneurship or preventing successful experiences. Less common barriers seem to be more directly linked to specific contextual or culture-related factors, such as the stigma of failure or lack of entrepreneurial culture. It can therefore be argued that youth entrepreneurship implies an array of steps for policymakers, covering a number of issues such as education and training, infrastructure needs, access to finance, network and advisory services.

4. Tools

4.1. Visibility and dissemination of good examples on Youth Cooperative Entrepreneurship

4.2. New policies encouraging cooperative entrepreneurship among young people

4.3. Mobility

4.4. Training soft skills

4.5. Vocational counselling

4.6. Put cooperative principles into action

4.7. Daily living skills Youth Camps

5. Obstacles

5.1. Differences about the definition of innovation

5.2. No sharing the same vision

5.3. Not able to focus on the services we want to provide

6. Resources

6.1. Human

6.1.1. Educators

6.1.2. Career counsellors

6.1.3. Psychologists

6.1.4. Project managers

6.1.5. Fundraisers

6.1.6. Marketing specialists

6.1.7. Financial experts

6.1.8. Motivators

6.1.9. Legal advisors

7. Premises

7.1. Furniture

7.2. Equipment

7.3. Co-working area