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On 4 September PlasticsEurope organised "Young. Skilled. Unemployed.” at the European Parliament in Brussels to debate this crucial issue which puts Europe’s competitiveness in jeopardy. 

This half-day debate, organised in close collaboration with EU40, the network of young MEPs under the age of 40, sought to trigger a dialogue between policy makers and seven young students from across the European Union who will soon be facing the challenge of finding a job. These students are bright minds, who have previously excelled in PlasticsEurope’s Youth Parliament Debates. 

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The following speakers, among many others, participated in the event: 
  • Gianni Pittella, MEP and First Vice President of European Parliament
  • Patrick Thomas, CEO Bayer MaterialScience
  • Daniele Ferrari, CEO Versalis
  • Katarína Neved’alová, MEP
PlasticsEurope, representing Europe’s plastics manufacturers, is deeply committed to working with Europe’s future generations. For many years, PlasticsEurope has organised Youth Parliament Debates, bringing together and supporting bright young students in debating competitions throughout the European Union, helping them to prepare for their academic and professional career. 

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