Nissan partners with UEFA Foundation for Children and streetfootballworld to tackle youth employability challenges in France and the UK
Part of its mission to create a “cleaner, safer, fairer” world, Nissan is addressing the issue of the roughly 7M young people (15-24) in Europe that are not in Education, Employment and Training (NEETs).
Beginning in February 2018, the two-year partnerships in France and the UK are aligned with activities run by the Nissan Skills Foundation in the UK, which seek to encourage the next generation of talent in design, engineering and manufacturing sectors.
Chairman of the UEFA Foundation for Children and president of UEFA, Aleksander Čeferin, said, “Improving the employment prospects of underprivileged young people in Europe is a huge challenge for us as a society. We welcome this new partnership with official UEFA Champions League sponsor Nissan Europe, who recognises its responsibility in society and lives up to this by investing in the communities they operate in to increase youth employability.”
“Football has a proven ability to bring people together and change lives,” commented streetfootballworld Partnership Director, Johannes Axster, “We’re grateful that Nissan recognises the potential for football-based social development programmes to empower young people in disadvantaged communities, while also providing Nissan employees with the opportunity to get engaged in meaningful activities in France and the UK.”