Programme and Presentations

 


PROGRAMME

 


HIGH-LEVEL FORUM ON JOBS FOR YOUTH:

 

Addressing Policy Challenges in OECD Countries

Jointly organised by the OECD and the Ministry of Labour of Norway

Oslo, 20-21 September 2010

 

 

 

Programme of the Policy Forum
Education, labour market and social policies to boost job opportunities for youth

20 September 2010
Venue: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00-9:15

Welcome address

Ms. Hanne Bjurstrøm, Minister of Labour, Norway
Mr. Aart de Geus, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

9:15-11:00

Key findings from the OECD Jobs for Youth review

 

Keynote address:

Comments:

General Discussion
Final remarks: OECD

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-12:45

Session 1

How to sustain youth employment in a weak labour market?

Chair: Mr. Bo Smith, Chairman of OECD's Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee, Ministry of Employment, Denmark

Interventions:

  • Jobtonic: an intensified programme to promote youth employment: Ms. Carole Descamps, Directrice Exécutive, Forem Conseil, Belgium
  • The experience of Victoria: Mr. George McLean, Director, Youth Transition Pathways, Department of Education, State of Victoria, Australia
  • The experience of Spain: Mr. Francisco Aranda, Chairman, Asociacion de Grandes Empresas de Trabajo Temporal, Spain
  • The role of the transitions in entering the labor market and how to fully activate the most educated generation ever: Mr. Luca Scarpiello, Board Member, European Youth Forum, Italy

General discussion

12:45-14:00

Lunch hosted by the Minister of Labour, Norway

14:00-15:15

Session 2

What works in OECD countries for disadvantaged youth?

Chair: Mr. Bo Smith, Chairman of OECD's Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee, Ministry of Employment, Denmark

Interventions:

General discussion

15:15-15:45

Coffee

Side-event organised by the European Youth Forum

15:45-17:15

Session 3

Governments cannot do everything: Supports and incentives from employers and unions to invest in youth

Chair: Mr. Bo Smith, chairman of OECD's Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee, Ministry of Employment, Denmark

 

Interventions:

General discussion

17:15-17:30

Closing remarks by the chair

17:30

Cocktail (at the hotel)

20:00

 

Dinner for Ministers and their representatives
Host:  Ms. Kristin Halvorsen, Minister of Education, Norway


Programme Ministerial Meeting

21 September 2010
Venue: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

8:30-9:00 

Registration

9:00-9:45

Chair: Ms. Hanne Bjurstrøm, Minister of Labour, Norway

 

Welcome address

 

Ms. Hanne Bjurstrøm, Minister of Labour, Norway
Mr. Aart de Geus, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD


Short statements from BIAC and TUAC

  • Mr. Tadahiro Asami, Secretary-General, Business and Industry Advisory Committee
  • Ms. Marie-Louise Knuppert, Vice - President, Trade Union Advisory Committee

 

Video message

  • Commissioner Mr. László Andor, Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

9:45-11:15

Session 1

Helping youth get a firm foothold in the labour market: what works and for whom?

Chair: Mr. Aart de Geus, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

 

Introductory comments:

  • Mr. Hanno Pevkur, Minister of Social Affairs, Estonia
  • Mr. Hyen Taek Eom, Deputy Minister for Employment Policy, Korea
  • Mr. Lajos Bozi, Ambassador, Hungary

 

Contribution:

  • Ms. Azita Berar Awad, Director, International Labour Organization

General discussion

11:15-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

Session 2

Minimising the “scarring” effects of the jobs crisis on youth:  what are the short-term and longer-term policy options?

Chair: Mr. Aart de Geus, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

 

Introductory comments:

 

  • Mr. Ömer Dinçer, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Turkey
  • Mr. Sipho Ndebele, Minister-Counsellor, South Africa
  • Ms. Inger Stojberg, Minister of Employment, Denmark
  • Mr. Jan-Erik Støstad, State Secretary, Norway

General discussion

13:00-14:30

Lunch hosted by the Minister of Labour, Norway

14:30-15:45

Session 3

Implementing the necessary structural reforms to promote more and better jobs for youth: what are the priorities?

Introductory comments:

  • Ms. Maria Helena André, Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity, Portugal
  • Mr. Svetlik, Minister of Employment, Slovenia
  • Ms. Kristin Halvorsen, Minister of Education, Norway
  • Mr. Andreas Storm, State Secretary, Germany

 

General discussion

15:45-16:00

Closing address

Mr. Aart de Geus, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Ms. Hanne Bjurstrøm, Minister of Labour, Norway