Future City Jobs Report Published: Strengthening Youth Employment Through the Creative Industries
uture City Jobs is a year-long pilot project of the European PROGRESS programme. It is designed to pioneer new approaches to Creative Industries job creation for young people. Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has worked as 'transnational experts' to the project, supporting The British Council and the 6 partner cities: Glasgow (United Kingdom), Prague (Czech Republic), San Sebastian (Spain), Södertälje/Stockholm (Sweden), Tallinn (Estonia) and Wroclaw(Poland).
The final report - written by Dr Tom Fleming and Andrew Erskine - provides an overview of lessons learned and presents the case for a coherent programme of youth job creation in the Creative Industries. This should involve the expansion of dedicated creative skills and entrepreneurial activities for young people and develop further opportunities for exchange between different cities across Europe.
On September 20th, Tom Fleming will be in Brussels to present the report to the European Commission - alongside partners from The British Council and the city of Wroclaw.