The European Interns Day organised by 20 NGOs from 8 different countries, including InternsGoPro and the European Youth Forum, gathered hundreds of people in Brussels to support interns’ rights.
Interns, young professionals as well as employers, officials from EU institutions, and civil society organisations took over Place Luxembourg in front of the European Parliament to protest against interns’ precarious working conditions in Europe.
The protest was followed by a panel debate, entitled “Quality internships: ways forward”, in the European Parliament with the presence of Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture and Youth, and representatives from the civil society.
InternsGoPro, the newest signatory of the European Quality Charter for Internships and Apprenticeships, launched the first European Label for Quality Internships, which is aimed at incentivising employers to offer quality internships to young people.
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