The congress of the National Youth Council (CNG), the consultative body which is entrusted to represent young people in dialogue with the institutions for any discussion on policies concerning the world of youth, established with Law 145/2018, is starting in Rome. From today to next Sunday, the General States of youth policies in Italy will be drawn up also in light of the forthcoming installation of the new government. Neet and school dropout are the ‘core’ of the CNG’s appeal to the new executive: “We ask that these be issues addressed in a structural way through the definition of efficient school-work alternation paths. The NEETs are now almost 3 million children; and school dropout affects 13% of young Italians, “he told Adnkronos Maria Cristina Pisani, president of the CNG.
It is possible to make a change “through the definition of efficient school-work alternation paths, based on the development of skills that correspond above all to local employment sectors, in particular to the most promising sectors and in the perspective of growth, in response to the transition ecological and digital, implementing training programs capable of contrasting the persistent mis-match between supply and demand of work – continues the president – The issue of youth employment remains, in the same way, a dramatically open question in our country that makes concrete risk of social exclusion of an entire generation. For this reason the appeal to the new government is to provide for structural measures for youth employment, facilitations for access to credit, tools to make it possible to emancipate millions of young women and men whom we continue to condemn, day after day, to precariousness “.
“In the next few years it will be our task to place the value of young people at the center of the political debate and social initiative. The personal growth and integration of the new generations represent the real decisive challenges for guaranteeing social quality and democracy in our country. “, he continues highlighting that” for decades, in fact, Italy would have had to take up a complex challenge: to put an end to the growing trend of the so-called ‘youth emergency’, a phenomenon with many different roots, not attributable only to the current economic crisis. in this sense, youth policies play a decisive role in enhancing a renewed sense of trust, responsibility, interest in the common good. To date, our country lacks a national law on the subject of youth policies, although there are several regional laws. absence of a national reference framework determines a conspicuous fragmentation of the initiatives, an inevitable difficulty of maintenance the services offered and clear governance problems “.
“The States-General underway in these days have been conceived and organized above all as an opportunity for deepening and confrontation but also a great opportunity – he continues – to reflect on the many, too many, criticalities that still compromise the existence of millions of young people. proposals to tackle youth unemployment, insecurity, educational poverty, the Neet phenomenon, social exclusion, the housing issue for young people, the main causes of social hardship, remain the real priority, the compass of all our efforts in to urge the institutions to do their part, because it is the task of those who hold public functions to respond to our requests by making the social repercussions of the economic and social crisis that we have been experiencing for too long more favorable “.
The Department for Youth Policies and Civil Service represents the primary interlocutor of the National Youth Council and follows its activities. The Cng is a member of the European Youth Forum (European Youth Forum in acronym YFJ) which represents the interests of young Europeans in international institutions.