ASEAN is now entering the phase of achieving an ASEAN Community by 2015. There are a lot of challenges in dealing with how to deepen the integration of ASEAN. One of the crucial challenges is youth employment. International Labor Organization (ILO) reported that more than 30% of Indonesian youth are unemployed. Almost 88 million youth worldwide are jobless. The causes are lack of job fields, being low educated, and unskilled so they are not competitive.
The fact is that the youth lack initiative in designing the strategic and implementing steps to create a continuing entrepreneurship. Moreover, it is important to urge media to provide enough space for the youth to creatively articulate their ideas and practices in the field of entrepreneurship. As the agent of change, the youth have to possess economic independency which they develop through the initiative of empowering entrepreneurship. Youth need to develop further communication through international network in the field of youth entrepreneurship.
Based on the above mentioned, Indonesia is pleased to organize the International Youth Camp 2009 with a view to grow young entrepreneurs