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Youth, unemployment and new thinking
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Youth, unemployment and new thinking

| Text: Berit Kvam, Photo: Anette Andersson

New thinking is needed if the young generation is to secure the older generation of the future. Youth unemployment is on the rise and is forecasted to continue growing in 2010. For many there is real danger of permanent unemployment. Nordic Labour Journal takes a look at how unemployment affects Nordic youths.

We visit Finland's new university of innovation and the Swedish industrial city of Västerås where new thinking is very much on the agenda.

- We need to tell our youth they are our future, says Björn Norden (pictured above), who runs the city's new drive to get young people working. Behind him is the symbol of Västerås’ proud history: A statue of industry workers on their way to work.


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