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Background Reading

A collection of papers and publications which are useful background reading for anyone interested in the twin themes of #FCJ: 1) addressing the problem of youth unemployment in Europe; 2) unlocking the potential of the Cultural and Creative Industries.

Start-up meeting in London

Start-up meeting in London in October was the first main event in FCJ project. British Council and Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, with participants from the six partner cities, joined by Brigitte Degen of DG Employment, European Commission took part in it. The meeting included two site visits to projects which have achieved success in terms of the FCJ’s aim of 'strengthening youth employment through the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs)'. Both visits focussed on creative apprenticeship programmes, one run by Arcola Theatre, the other by Creative Process.

The “Future City Jobs” Action is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS (2007-2013). This programme is implemented by the European Commission. It was established to financially support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment, social affairs and equal opportunities area, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy goals in these fields. The seven-year Programme targets all stakeholders who can help shape the development of appropriate and effective employment and social legislation and policies, across the EU-27, EFTA-EEA and EU candidate and pre-candidate countries. For more information see:
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