Dundee 2nd Economic Summit - Focusing on Youth Unemployment and Capitalising on the V and A @Dundee

6 June 2013 

On Wednesday morning, I attended the 2nd Dundee Economic Summit at the Bonar Hall in Dundee.

This focused on two key themes:

Youth Unemployment
At a time when youth unemployment is at its highest in a decade we need to take action now to offer more opportunities for our young people especially those that are long term unemployed.

As a contribution towards youth unemployment, David Dorward, the Council's Chief Executive, launched the Discover Opportunities Employer Pledge.

This pledge supports the vision that employers from all sectors will work together to maximise employment and training opportunities for young people and adults in the City.

Capitalising on The VandA @ Dundee
The summit provided an opportunity to hear about 
Bilbao and Gateshead which have both used a major new cultural attraction to assist their regeneration. 

This was also a good opportunity to network with employers and partner agencies
engaged in the Dundee Partnership.