‘Youth’ is the best understood as a period of transition from the childhood’s dependence to adulthood’s independence involving a great awareness of our interdependence as members of a community. Youth is a more fluid category than a fixed age-group.
However, age is the easiest tool to determine whether one falls under the group of youth, particularly in relation to education and employment. Therefore, ‘youth’ is often indicated as a person between the age when he/she may leave compulsory education and/or find his/her first employment.
The World Youth Skills Day is celebrated every year on the 15th of July, to highlight at a global level, the importance of youth skills development and to raise awareness on the significance of exploring all the extraordinary skills possessed by young people. The goal is to achieve better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth, as a means of addressing the challenges of unemployment and under employment.