When we talk about crisis, we need to talk about Italy, where we examine a new European epidemic: youth employment.

Day 9 - 5.12.2014 - 13:25 - Crisis -

GenZapp Day 9: Youth-Unemployment in Italy

In Italy 44 % of the young people between 15 and 25 are unemployed. Team Crisis talked to some of them but also to the former Minister of Labor, Enrico Giovannini and Lia Quartapelle, a young Member of the Parliament.


Day 7 - 3.12.2014 - 16:00 - Crisis -

Former minister #EnricoGiovannini says that governments have to bring back growth otherwise nobody knows what will happen #italy #crisis via http://ift.tt/1vo8pws


Day 7 - 3.12.2014 - 11:00 - Crisis -

GenSep Guestbook: Family nest – the chimaera of Italian youth unemployment

Guest entry by Lorenzo Sobrini

Giovanni is a 24 years old Italian, he recently lost his job as a carpenter. He couldn’t finish high school. And he is now returning back to live with his parents and does not want to think about the future. He is one of the many victims of Europe’s black beast: youth unemployment.

According to Eurostat, in Italy the youth unemployment rate (15-24 years old) averaged 27.8 percent from 1983 to 2014, reaching the peak of 43.7 percent in June 2014. Given that, the country is experiencing the fourteenth consecutive quarter of no growth.

These figures offer little hope. And bring up the question of whether Italy’s youth unemployment is exacerbated by a heap of social and cultural factors rather than just economic ones. Lesen Sie weiter…


Day 6 - 2.12.2014 - 20:11 - Crisis -

One more thought: Kevin Kraft from Italy


Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 21:27 - Crisis -

One more thought: Virginia Kirst in Italy


Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 20:28 - Italy -

Spoke to Italian youth on the streets of Milan today. Unemployment is their biggest concern. #crisis #italy #gensep

Spoke to Italian youth on the streets of Milan today. Unemployment is their biggest concern. #crisis #italy #gensep via Instagram http://ift.tt/1yCPYqd

Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 15:45 - Crisis -

GenSep Guestbook: Give my life a sense

By Santino Santinelli

My name is Santino Santinelli, I am 29 years old, Italian – and I am unemployed. I graduated in applied languages, studying English and German, and I specialised in Event Management. During my studies, I had been taking part in different European programs, so I had the chance to study and work in Germany and in Ireland.

After my graduation in Italy, I had many interviews in my home country, but most of them concluded in the same ways: “Congratulations for your CV and the advanced level of your English and German, but unfortunately we can’t employ anybody at the moment!” Or: “Practical experience is required in this job and you don’t have it at all.” What surprised me the most was the fact that apart from the congratulations, nobody really believed I could have been a resource for them – human capital that it was worth investing time into. Lesen Sie weiter…


Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 7:09 - Crisis -

Not sure how we’ll do that, though. One important interview partner can’t make it. Any suggestions? #crisis #italy #gensep via http://ift.tt/1vo8pws


Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 7:09 - Crisis -

Team #crisis boarding a flight to Milano, #italy is next on our #gensep route. We’ll be looking at youth unemployment there. via http://ift.tt/1vo8pws