Youth employability in the spotlight in Belgrade

Youth employability in the spotlight in Belgrade

Each year FIT4Jobs project partner, Telecentre Europe, in its annual conference features a panel discussion where representatives of various stakeholder groups (private sectors, education, academia, civil society, etc.) look at an issue from different angles. This year the main conference panel in Belgrade will focus on youth employability. This is also a relevant topic for the FIT4Jobs project and the conference will bring together all the project partners, apart from organisations active in digital inclusion, skills and employablity.

I-LINC “Empowering youth for employability”

The panel that will take place on 24th September (day 1) in the afternoon will also be the occasion to launch I-LINC, a new stakeholder platform on the topic of Youth employability, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The platform will be an online and offline (events) environment for networking, participation and earning that will aim at boosting the employability and entrepreneurship capacities of young people. The I-LINC project consortium is led by Telecentre Europe and consists of three other key partners: Telefonica, the Spanish telecommunication giant, European Schoolnet (EUN) representing the education sector and the Technical University of Dortmund (TUDO), that brings the research dimension to the platform.

The I-LINC platform will be officially launched after the panel discussion by the Project Manager Laurentiu Bunescu. Organisations and individuals interested in discussing and solving problems linked to youth unemployment are invited to join the platform and to attend the live panel discussion.

Confirmed speakers in the panel involve researcher Maria Garrido from the University of Washington’s TASCHA group. Manus Hanratty, FIT4Jobs Project Manager will represent his organisation, the well-known Irish non-profit FIT Ltd. that works directly with employers to train unemployed in digital skills. Kosta Andric will represent the Serbian/Belgrade ICT hub linking youth employability and entrepreneurship. Other representatives from the private, education and policy sectors are expected at the panel as well.

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The panel will be moderated by Mr. Radomir Lale Markovic, Founder of TagMedia ( Serbia).

For more information about the conference, please see the conference website:


Registrations to TE annual conference are currently closed. If you would however like to participate please contact Masha Tarle at Telecentre Europe.

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