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The recently approved £50 million Youth Employment Initiative project has been brought up jointly by Birmingham and Solihull Councils. The Youth Promise Plus, funded by the European Social Fund through the Department for Work and Pensions, targets young people who find it hardest to get into […]

One of the investment priorities for the ESF in 2014-2020 is to promote the sustainable integration into the labour market of young people, in particular those who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). This will be reinforced by the new Youth Employment Initiative […]

A EUROCITIES meeting hosted by Birmingham City Council on 15 – 17 April 2015 was the first event bringing both the EUROCITIES Education and the Employment working groups together. Its purpose was to better understand the challenges, issues and solutions related both to the education and employment […]

First ever joint meeting of two EUROCITIES working groups Education and Employment comes to Birmingham in April. Officers attending the meeting will represent cities that are forming the EUROCITIES network. It is a network that brings together local authorities of more than 130 large cities in over 30 European […]

Youth unemployment is a major issue, not only in Birmingham, but also on the wider European scale. The latest figures show that while youth unemployment in the UK has decreased compared to the previous year, it is still worryingly high. According to ONS Labour Market […]

Gijón has been awarded funding from the European Commission to develop innovative ways of tackling youth unemployment. The results of their pilot project will further inform the EU Youth Employment Initiative. The Spanish city faces a high unemployment rate, with more than 50 per cent […]

  An ecosystem is like a finely tuned Swiss watch.  Poetry in motion if you have all the relevant cogs and springs in place, but with one wheel out of kilter, the movement can go to pot.  Investment in people and skills is the oil […]

The room was brimming with excitement at the launch for the Birmingham local partnership stakeholder event on 3rd October 2019 at Birmingham Council House. There was a fantastic turn out from a variety of organisations including: Birmingham City University, the Innovation Alliance, Birmingham Public Health, […]

Why is the Urban M project of interest to you/ to your organisation?   In my role as Interim Head of Employment and Skills, I am always keen to support projects which address one of our city’s most important challenges:  the low skill level in […]

EVENT UPDATE FOR PUBLIC RELEASE City Drive Celebrating 5 years of Capacity-building the Social Enterprise Sector Social enterprise infrastructure organisation iSE are hosting their annual week-long event ‘City Drive’ with 2018 being the 5th anniversary of Digbeth as an accredited Social Enterprise Place.  City Drive […]