Young people and unemployment have become synonymous and it’s time this stopped. If you want to be a part of the change, take a chance and apply now

Peace Child International has just informed us that as of Monday, the 7th of September 2015 applications for the 2nd International Youth Job Creation Summit are now open to all young people aged 18-30 with an interest on the economic impact of youth unemployment. The Summit will take place in Rabbat, Morocco from the 8th-10th of November with the theme of ‘Creating Youth Jobs in the Green Economy’.

Peace Child International is an International Non-Governmental Organisation which is focused on bettering the lives of young people mainly through boosting their employment opportunities and abilities. The organisation is based in the UK and provides a multitude of entrepreneurial and employability workshops and services to young people which equips them with skills to contribute to their own lives and the lives of those in their communities. In September, the organisation organised their first International Youth Job Creation Summit in London which was hosted by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Peace Child International is now building on the success of that Summit and is hoping to attract many young people to the Summit in Morocco where the key concern is: How can we achieve ‘full employment and decent work for all young people by 2030?’ Those lucky enough to attend the Summit will experience a variety of youth-led workshops, roundtable discussions and a high-level segment which will give the attendees an opportunity to converse with high-ranking officials from the UN as well as politicians and policymakers.

Why did PCI choose to hold the Summit now? A senior figure in the organisation explains: ‘2015 is a pivotal year. The world is about to embark on a new journey guided by new goals that will define our path for development’, says David Woollcombe, PCI’s Chair of Trustees. ‘Unless we engage young people in solving the unemployment crisis and building the green economy, we will fail to reach the Sustainable Development Goals that governments and the UN have set for themselves’.

Applications for the Summit are now open (as of 7th September) to all those aged 18-30 who have a real passion about the implications of youth unemployment on the economy and believe they would benefit from attending. Morocco’s Government will cover the costs of transportation, lodging and food for the 250 young people selected to attend the Summit, but those wishing to attend will have to pay for their own flights. So, if you are indeed fascinated by the prospects of building towards a Green Economy and have something to say about possible remedies for youth unemployment, why not take a shot and apply!

Good luck!

Peace Child International can be found at peacechild.org where there is more information available about what the Summit will involve.