Youth committee

The PERC Youth Committee is elected by a PERC Youth Conference organised once in two years.

The PERC, through its Youth Committee, strives:

  • To promote a rights-based approach – based on the various international and European labour and social standards
  • To promote specific programmes to facilitate the transition of young people from school to working life; vocational training programmes; and active employment and labour market policies aimed at providing decent work for all young people;
  • To ensure the full integration and active participation of young people in trade union organisations.
  • To ensure the integration of the concerns and needs of young workers/people into trade union policies, campaigns and actions.

The Conference in Istanbul, 06-07 October 2022, elected the 7th PERC Youth Committee.

The Conference elected new PERC Youth Committee (the 7th). It consists of:

Mr Yury Varlamov, KTR, Russia

Vice Presidents:
Ms Emilija Zdravkovska, UNASM, North Macedonia
Ms Zeynep Kandaz, DISK, Turkey

Ms Nargiz Mamedova, AHIK, Azerbaijan
Mr Vedran Jurišić, KSBiH Bosnia-Hercegovina
Ms Zornitsa Petrova, CITUB, Bulgaria
Ms Tamar Surmava, GTUC, Georgia
Mr Philipp Siewert, DGB, Germany
Mr Nikola Bobic, CATUS, Serbia