Reconsidering Education: Understanding Why Estonian Youth Drop Out and Delay Entry into the Labor Market

written by Pavel Smulski, Estonija

Youth, opting out of education and delaying entry into the workforce, face a growing problem. In the European Union, the proportion of unemployed young people aged 15 to 29 was 11.7%, and in Estonia – 10.6%, which is still too high. In the Netherlands, with their highly organized education system, this figure is only 4.2%.

Youth worker is a profession in Estonia

written by Ruta Pels, Eesti People to People, Estonia

The youth policy and youth work in Estonia is defined by many legal acts. According to the Youth Work Act, a young person is a natural person between the ages of 7 and 26. Youth work as a professional area is not defined in the Youth Work Act, however it is defined in Youth Sector Development Plan 2021-2035.

Unfair Starting Lines: Understanding Disadvantages
in North African Youth Opportunities

written by Mbarka Zekri, Tunisia

In North Africa, the starting line for youth pursuing their dreams is not uniform. While some individuals are granted access to quality education, familial support, and opportunities, others contend with familial obligations, limited resources, and a lack of educational infrastructure. These factors establish a fundamentally uneven playing field.

Violence against teachers

written by Lazar Uzelac, Serbia

We remember and retell pranks from school, and in them there is always that “crumb of childhood”, naivety and clumsiness of youth. But, in the case of the professor from Trstenik, it about the intention to completely humiliate this professor, to, in the literal sense, make her fall on the floor and to immediately post video of this heinous act on social networks.

Financial Education for Young People:
The Importance of Game-based Learning Method

written by Marija Marinković, Serbia

Financial freedom is a dream for many people, and to achieve it, we must be financially literate. However, in Serbia, as in many other countries, formal education does not provide enough financial education and young people often are not sufficiently prepared for independent living after schooling.

Skills Gap/Mismatch and implications

written by Hany Amin, Better World Foundation, Egypt

Challenges facing the public education system indicate that the youth unemployment crisis in Egypt is not due solely to a lack of job opportunities; there is a gap between what students learn in schools and the skills required for the workplace