Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingCedefop Director James Calleja told participants at a conference on skills mobility and competitiveness that there are solutions to the ‘worrying situation with millions of jobs in Europe still remaining vacant while 27 million people are unemployed’.
Mr Calleja addressed particularly the issue of youth unemployment, saying that it is up to 23 % – in some countries even hitting the 60 % mark. 
‘This is an issue, which will be picked up again in this particular city next year because Thessaloniki will be European Youth Capital, and I think it will be particularly appropriate for us as an EU agency to really focus on this,’ he noted in his speech at the conference organised by the European Economic and Social Committee’s Labour Market Observatory. More...