The Presidency Conference on Employment Priorities takes place with the participation of members of the Employment Committee and of Public Employment Services, together with representatives of Social Partners, educational training institutions, other relevant to the Employment stakeholders and the Commission, and other European Institutions. The intended objectives of the conference, amongst other, are to review the problems and barriers in employment, to encourage the EU Member States to initiate strategic activities in employment, and to establish proposals for directional operation policy. More specifically, the priority on Youth Employmentwhich is the theme of the Conference, could include issues related to training opportunities like apprenticeships traineeships, working conditions as well as the matching of the qualifications and expectations of young persons with the needs of the economy and the needs of enterprises. This priority will be linked to the Youth Opportunities Initiative and the forthcoming Employment Package. There would also be an attempt to adopt council conclusions on the subject.
Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance
The Department of Labour
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