As Nelson Mandela, one of the most famous politicians said “Everything seems impossible until it is done”, other problems and challenges could occur that we might face. Yet we, as human beings have responsibilities to protect the refugees. When properly managed, the refugees may have far-reaching potentials and their communities as well. And consequently they would serve as part of the society which contributes for the economic growth of the country, overcoming ethnic differences and winning the fight for position among other people.
Karina and Biljana left their countries – Kosovo and Montenegro – in order to start a new peaceful life. After living more than a decade in Germany, both women still remember the bureaucratic obstacles, the fear of the first time and their inner wish to return one day.
After two years of waiting for a job as a nurse in her home country, Laura decides to take a crucial decision: She moves to Germany although she doesn´t speak the language properly and although she is completely left on her own.
Youth unemployment is also an issue in Switzerland. Young people have difficulties finding an apprenticeship with a company because the offer is too small. Having a binary educational system, the Swiss government is in the urgent need to act.
Italy is loosing its youth. Confronted by low salaries and uncompetitive career options, young professionals are looking for jobs in other European countries. Time to reform our labour market, says Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Does this really come in time or is Italy facing a severe “brain drain”?
Austria has the lowest unemployment rate in the EU. Happy about it? Definitely no, says Karl Maximilian in this article. He shows why his country is still struggling to make its labour market attractive.