The Impact of COVID-19 on Inequalities: An EU Perspective
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About the Event
CYIS is organising a panel discussion featuring two speakers from leading organisations willing to share their insights on how the ongoing pandemic affects vulnerable people, and how it creates new inequalities and exacerbates existing ones, particularly with regard to youth mobility and participation, particularly in the fields of employment, learning mobility and social inclusion, both within and outside the EU. We are also committed to complement this discussion with perspectives from the Humanitarian dimension, discussing the impact of COVID 19 on developing countries.
With this webinar, we aim to outline the principal challenges vulnerable population groups are confronting today amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the socio-economic and humanitarian risks associated with leaving them behind.
Mathilde Cournut, CYIS Directors for the Economic and Environmental Dimension, will present our views on the dual impact of COVID-19 on inequalities. COVID-19 aggravates inequality and inequality exacerbates COVID-19.
Aurore Saccagi, CYIS Director of the Humanitarian Dimension will present our thoughts on how COVID 19 impacts developing countries, focusing in particular on the stress put by COVID-19 on food-suply chains in developing countries and the humanitarian crises associated with it.
We envisage this event as an occasion for us and young people at large, mostly in the young graduates community, to connect and reflect on inequality in the context of the EU and the wider world. We also aim for the participation of representatives of other networks and key stakeholders in youth interests’ representation, and in particular in the Economic-Environmental and Humanitarian dimensions. We see this webinar as an occasion for CYIS to present its views and engage in discussions with established stakeholders in this field.