After the successful admission of the CESI Youth as a candidate member at the European Youth Forum (EYF) in November 2019, the Youth Board met to start developing a future-proof strategy
• to continue policy positioning on key youth priorities including better VET and apprenticeship systems in Europe and a strengthened Youth Guarantee,
• to further embed the CESI Youth in the Brussels public arena as a recognised and active advocate for good work for young people,
• to consolidate the CESI Youth’s voice within the CESI mother organisation and its member trade unions,
• to assist CESI and its member trade unions with expertise and strategic advice in their efforts to gain more new (young) members and better retain them in their organisations, which have in many cases been ageing demographically.
CESI Youth Representative Matthäus Fandrejewski said: “Since the inception of the CESI Youth in 2013, I am proud to see how long of a way the CESI Youth has come both within CESI as well as externally as a promoter of decent work for young persons. At the same time, we are all aware that a lot of work remains to be done. I very much look forward to working with my colleagues in the CESI Youth Board to further root and consolidate our efforts and help making Europe an even better place for young people.”
Under the leadership of Matthäus Fandrejewski, the CESI Youth Board will process the strategic decisions that were taken at the meeting, thus jumpstarting another successful year as a strong voice of young workers and employees.