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Fundación Telefónica and the OIJ (Latin American Youth Organization, for its Spanish acronym) have organised a formal meeting to start collaborating in initiatives that seek to benefit youths, a goal shared by both parties.
Madrid, 21 May 2012.- Javier Nadal, executive vice-president of Fundación Telefónica, and Alejo Ramírez, Secretary General of OIJ, met at Fundación Telefónica headquarters to start talking about youth, and how to join forces to support young people.
It is no secret that young people are having a hard time finding their way in the job market, and, in some contexts, their educational background does not help them to compete in an increasingly demanding world. This is why the collaboration initiative between two organizations such as Fundación Telefónica and the OIJ is so crucial to improve the chances of those who are transitioning into adulthood.
Carmen de la Serna, Head of Social Projects at Fundación Telefónica, and Paul Giovanni Rodríguez, Head of Cooperation at the OIJ, also attended the meeting.
This formal meeting is the result of the Youth Expert’s Meeting hosted by Jóvenes Fundación Telefónica (Fundación Telefónica’s Youth Programme) in December 2011. Active participants in this meeting, apart from the OIJ, included members of the European Commission, the International Labour Organization, and prominent academic figures specializing in youth.
Days after the event, Fundación Telefónica was invited to take part in the round table discussion “La coyuntura de la juventud iberoamericana: reflexiones y perspectivas (The Juncture for Latin American Youth: Reflections and Perspectives)”, organized by the OIJ in Madrid, and coordinated by Enrique Iglesias, Secretary General of the General Latin American Secretariat, Segib.