Committees of the European Parliament are meeting to discuss youth employment in the EU, measures to control the flow of cash, the humanitarian situation in Libya, women and climate change and an EU wide disability strategy.
The EU is investing €8.8 billion in the Youth Employment initiative until 2020 to help young people access education and find a job. Members are set to discuss how these programmes are carried out. How do you prevent the financial system being used to fund criminal activities? Parliament will look at ways to tackle the funding of crime, such as greater transparency and limits on the amount of cash that can be carried around. Members are to discuss the humanitarian situation in Libya after reports showing African migrants being sold into slavery sparked an international outcry. Women are often more vulnerable to climate change than men because of unequal access to resources, job opportunities and land rights. Parliament is exploring ways to help them. People with disabilities often don't enjoy equal representation and opportunities in the workplace. Members are looking at an EU-wide strategy to tackle issues such as gender equality, poverty and discrimination.