In this opportunity I would like to share with you an article published on 11th February in the newspaper La Nación from Argentina. It talks about the worries related with the great number of Argentinean young people that does not work or study.

Guillermo Jaim Etcheverry mentioned a similar figure, nearly a million of Argentinean, in the fifth edition of SABF, so it did not take me by surprise. Nevertheless, that number kept spinning in my head while I was figuring out a completely different scene: where at least a part of those young people could progress, by working or studying. No doubts that reaching this objective would imply working together with a wide array of agents such as the role of family, nutrition, etc.., what I mean, basic issues that Alberto Sileoni mentions in the article. On one hand, the State should be the main responsible to solve these issues, but in this case I would not prefer to focus on how it should proceed in order to solve them but to stress the importance of other variables that would let us have more work possibilities. This is the reason why I want to discuss what can we do to change this reality.

Most probably, the way we work out this issue may be in an indirect way and in the long term, contributing to a viable and sustainable solution in order to prevent the subordination of the actions from a particular government. Thinking in the subtopics that are proposed in this sixth edition of SABF, we can think over different alternatives: from a socially responsible company: is there any way that these young people have a role on it and could progress? Or is it an utopian solution? From the synergy side, how can we gather these young people to develop their potential? Related to the citizen holding, could this be the way to find solutions with a high impact in the long term?

There is no doubt this is a root problem, even more complex than it is presented in this article. Besides, some of these ideas, if tried to be implemented would only have a superficial effect. But, on the other hand, these ideas could be the only we can reach and, together, they could generate a change that modifies reality in the long term.

In spite of the fact that this article mentions the particular case of Argentina, this issue is happening word widely, for example in USA or France, and maybe due to different reasons. That is why I would like to know how different is this reality to the one in your countries, which motives do you think that cause the marginalization of so many young people and what can we do to try to improve the situation. I am all ears!