As a part of the pan-Europe initiative, Pact4Youth Europe, Pact4Youth Sweden is a multi-sectoral partnership dedicated to the inclusion of all youth through employment or entrepreneurship within the STEM fields – giving all youth an equal chance to lead fulfilling and full lives.
This is a place for all stakeholders to find inspiration, resources, and new partnerships.
Pact4Youth Sweden Strives to:
1. Increase cooperation between companies, schools, and other sectors.
2. Reduce inequalities in the skills of young people.
3. Strengthen models for youth to find their role in their work life.
The employment reality for youth- The overall unemployment rate in Sweden is quite low at 6.2% in 2017, but youth unemployment is comparatively high at 14.6%. The majority of unemployed youth find employment within a relatively short period of time. Pact4Youth Sweden supports the youth that are marginalized in society, and face additional obstacles to gaining a firm foothold in the labour market – youth with an incomplete secondary education, those with backgrounds from outside of the EU, and youth with disabilities.
Pact4Youth Sweden’s national actions:
Breakfast Meetings – an opportunity for collaborative partnership and networking amongst the Core Pact Team.
Monthly Newsletters – available to all interested stakeholders, learn about Pact4Youth events, share your events, read about current publications, featured Core Pact Team member and other resources.
LinkedIn Digital Marketplace – a space for all actors and stakeholders to network, find partnerships, resources, and inspiration.
Annual Conferences – highlighting youth employment and entrepreneurship.
Engage politicians and ministries to join the Pact4Youth movement.
April’s Pact4Youth Feature Member:
Hello World! is a non-profit organization striving to give children and youth a flying start in our digital society, and lighting the digital stars of tomorrow.
Hello World! makes digital competence easily accessible to all children and youth regardless of background, through summer camps that focus on programming and digital creation, and Sunday meet-ups during school breaks in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Växjö. This is possible thanks to the generous support from more than 70 partner companies allowing for income based fees and hundreds of scholarships.
Hello World! is in its third year, and to date we have reached more than 2,000 youth, including 1,300 participating in the summer camps. This year we are planning to have at least 2,000 summer camp participants and reach 3,000 – 4,000 youth in total! This will be made possible through 100+ scholarships, girls only groups, and exciting combo-content, including street dance. We are working to achieve a gender balance with 50% girl participation, as well as reaching more children and youth from socioeconomic challenging situations.
To be able to grow even stronger and achieve the goal to light 10,000 digital stars by 2020, we need your help! Spread the word about Hello World! and address the important challenges for our society, by reaching out we can give more children and youth the opportunity to fly in our digital society. Companies, large and small, can and will make a difference by becoming a Hello World! partner, supporting scholarships and giving dreams! Visit us and read more at http://www.helloworld.se.
July 6, 2017 – Official Launch of Pact4Youth Sweden – at the EU House, Almedalen.
October 17, 2017 – Pact4Youth First annual conference: “Democracy in the Labour market for youth” (Europahuset, Stockholm). The joint-conference was hosted in partnership with Fryshuset. Participants from all sectors – businesses, non-profit, and government came together to learn and initiate cross-sectoral cooperation to support socially marginalized youth to gain a firm foothold in the labour market.
Nov 23, 2017, Brussels – Pact4Youth Sweden participated in the 2017 European Vocational Skills Week, where business leaders joined their voices to urge European Heads of State and governments to accelerate the pace of reforms, making business-education partnerships the new norm for Europe.