Employment working group, FEANTSA meeting in London

My participation to the FEANTSA Employment working group dated back from 2006. Since then, a patient research & analysis on issues as exclusion, inclusion, poverty, homelessness, employment & policies of insertion into work have been done. Each of the 8 group members congregate twice a year to confront, share & analyse the national update, data & the evolution in the overall Eu scenario.
This time the 2 days meeting was in London, hosted by Crisis Uk, a national charity for single homeless people, offering year-round education, employment, housing & well-being services.
It is worth having some time for a visit and a contact, as Crisis is a charity doing amazingly good. To have more info, visit their website here: www.crisis.org.uk

And if you will ever pass by, support them by having a drink & an homemade meal at the phenomenal Skylight cafè, 64 Commercial Street in London E1. You cannot leave London without visiting them.

Going back to this semester analysis, following my share & raising awareness approach, here are some data from the 2014 meeting in London:

- work & employment 

% change (1)
unemployment rate
+ 67%.
Youth unemployment 15-24
NEET (Not in Education, Employment, Training)


Total without work (unemployment + inactive)

Employment rate

Precarious contracts

26,2% (2000)
(1) -> it represents the change between the old and the new value of any given items

- during 2013, other 478.000 workplaces have been lost

-> poverty: 25% of Italian families face deprivation with at least 9 index of economical difficulties (meaning, between others, that they are not able to fulfill unexpected expenditures; they can not pay mortgage rate nor bills; they are not able to have a complete protein meal every two day)
  • 8% of Italian (+2,3% in 2 years) families are in absolute poverty
  • families in generally deprived are 12,5% (they were 6,9% in 2012)
  • the risk of remaining in poverty (being poor last 2 year and the current one) is between the highest in Eu, being 13,1% in front of an average of 9,7%. The risk for mono-parental families is 33,5%, almost 3 times higher

-> migration
  • data shows a decrement of 27,7% in immigration between 2007 and 2012
  • the migrants who are migrating out-of-Italy are increasing of 17,9% in the same period
  • the numbers of Italians migrating is also reaching its top: +36%, the highest number in last 10 years
  • in the age 15-34, over 26.000 youngsters left Italy, spotting the number of almost 95.000 young Italians migrating in last 3 years (historical note: in 1988, 40.000 individuals from DDR left to the west, and 116.000 in 1989)

-> SIA (Support for Active Inclusion): the programme has a whole budget of €. 887 millions covering the 3 years period from 2014 to 2016: considering the official data of 4,8 million individuals living under the absolut-poverty line, the new “Support for Active Inclusion” programme will have an average of €. 185 per individual over the next 3 years, meaning an active support of €. 5 per month. So amazing, so active ...

-> GDP 
  •  the average taxation rate is growing till 44,6% (it was 41,3% in 2000, 42,5% in 2011), compared to Sweeden with 44,7%
  •  the public debt on GDT is increasing to 127%
  •  the primary sale (the net result before passive interests) is positive & equal to the German's one
  • the 2013 GDP decreased of 1,9%
  • it is interesting to deepen the correlation between youth unemployment & youth homelessness, specially on what is concerning the prevention of chronic homelessness -> how the quantity & quality of social benefits can influence the ratio between “today unemployment” & “forthcoming homelessness” -> in DK the percentage of youth homeless decreased while the % of youth unemployment increased: the difference is because of the nest assured by social benefits
  • another well interesting ratio is between school-drop-outs (in IT is 17,6%) & youth homelessness

up next: a general presentation of the Services focused on sensorial disabilities


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