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Young people not in education, employment or training (NEETS) [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for young people not in education, employment or training (NEETS). Continue reading

How the Budget is spent: Youth Employment Initiative

The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI), with an initial financial envelope of €3.2 billion for 2014-2015, is the main EU funding programme of this political commitment. Its objective is the fight against youth unemployment in the worst-affected EU regions by supporting young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) in regions with a youth unemployment rate above 25 %. Continue reading

Youth challenges and opportunities in the Western Balkans

Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are all candidates for EU membership, while Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Kosovo are potential candidates. To improve their chances of EU accession and secure their citizens a more prosperous future, one of the key priorities these countries need to address are the problems facing their youth, who hold the key to such a future. Continue reading

Snapshot of the EU regions with a view to selected Europe 2020 targets

Written by Frederik Scholaert, Giulio Sabbati and Sorina Silvia Ionescu, Updated on 4.10.2019 In 2014-2020, €461 billion from the EU budget is allocated to EU regions for investments in support of the strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth (Europe 2020). The NUTS 2 classification (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) divides EU territory into … Continue reading

Measures to tackle youth unemployment, are they enough?

Written by Richard Freedman in cooperation with Marie Lecerf The figures are stark. More than 4.5 million young people (aged 15-24 years) are unemployed today in the EU. The EU youth unemployment rate is more than double the overall unemployment rate (20% compared with 9%) and masks big differences between countries: there is a gap … Continue reading

EU measures to promote youth employment

Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament with comments on youth unemployment in Europe, and request for more actions to help young people to find a job. Tackling youth unemployment in Europe is a top priority for the European Parliament. Parliament is fully aware that youth unemployment has a profound impact on individuals as well as … Continue reading

EU demographic indicators: Situation, trends and potential challenges

Written by Angelos Delivorias and Giulio Sabbati Europe’s share of the global population is declining and its population is ageing. Unemployment is still high, although rates vary between Member States, as well as within them. Women, young adults and older workers have a higher risk of unemployment, while the number of part-time workers is increasing. … Continue reading

Unemployment and Labour Market Support

Written by Eulalia Claros and Verena Kern Labour Market Supports are government interventions that provide financial assistance to individuals in difficult labour market circumstances: to compensate them for loss of wage or salary and to support them during job search, or to facilitate early retirement. Long-term unemployed are those who were registered as unemployed throughout … Continue reading

The EU’s youth initiatives: focus on education and employment

Written by Ivana Katsarova Currently over 5 million young people (aged 15‐24) in the EU‐28 are unemployed. This represents more than one in five young Europeans; and more than one in two in Greece and Spain, where youth unemployment rates are particularly high. Although the most promising way of providing opportunities for young people is through restoring growth … Continue reading

#EYE2014 meets Europe Day: From young voters to young workers

Europe Day is coming up and so is the European Youth Event 2014. From 9 to 11 May, thousands of young Europeans will get together in the European Parliament in Strasbourg to speak to European decision-makers about issues that impact their daily lives. With more than 58 posts on “youth” on this blog (and 19 … Continue reading

Youth Employment Initiative

Updated 17 June 2014 The Youth Employment Initiative (‘YEI’) was adopted with the revision of the European Social Fund in December 2013. It provides additional funding of €3 billion from the EU budget and at least another €3 billion from national ESF allocations for existing youth employment measures. The YEI will support direct actions for … Continue reading

Coup de pouce européen en faveur des jeunes

Avec plus d’un jeune européen sur cinq au chômage, l’Union européenne (UE) a fait de l’insertion de sa jeunesse une priorité. Pour venir en aide aux 15-24 ans en difficulté, la mise en place d’une “garantie pour la jeunesse” – offrir à chaque jeune de moins de 25 ans un emploi de qualité, une formation continue, un apprentissage … Continue reading

Young Entrepreneurs

In the aftermath of the crisis, youth unemployment rates have reached new heights across Europe. In January 2014, 23.4% of young Europeans were without a job. Following an EU wide initiative, ‘youth guarantees’ are being implemented in many EU countries. At the same time youth entrepreneurship is moving into focus, as entrepreneurship is known to … Continue reading

Youth unemployment in Europe

3 other language versions available in pdf: Jugendarbeitslosigkeit: Was unternimmt das Europäische Parlament? Quelles mesures le PE a-t-il prises contre le chômage des jeunes? Wat heeft het EP tegen de jeugdwerkloosheid gedaan? At present, more than 5.5 million people in Europe under the age of 25 are unemployed. Youth unemployment rates in Europe stood at … Continue reading

Une garantie européenne pour la jeunesse: Favoriser l’insertion sur le marché du travail

Avec plus d’un jeune européen sur cinq au chômage, l’Union européenne (UE) a fait de l’insertion de sa jeunesse une priorité. Pour venir en aide aux 15-24 ans en difficulté, la mise en place d’une “garantie pour la jeunesse” constitue un nouveau dispositif phare. Via ce dispositif entré en vigueur en 2014, les Etats membres … Continue reading

Can e-skills boost job growth in Europe?

Computers and the Internet are changing the world. The innovations produced by the digital economy are gaining in popularity: think of cloud computing, social networks, mobile broadband, to name a few. But can these be the solution for unemployment in Europe? As Internet in Europe rapidly penetrates all areas of life, EU-citizens are acquiring basic … Continue reading

Youth Employment: Mobility of young workers

With almost 6 million jobless young people in the EU, policymakers are under pressure to find solutions to combat high youth unemployment. Whilst Youth Guarantees have been widely discussed and are currently being developed in many Member States, mobility – another strand of the European Commission’s (EC) Youth Employment Package – has received much less attention. … Continue reading

Quality traineeships: Facilitating young people’s transition to employment

With high levels of youth unemployment in the European Union, helping young people find work is a pressing problem. By providing opportunities in a real work situation to acquire valuable skills and learn appropriate behaviour, traineeships can help young people make the transition from education or unemployment to permanent work. In addition to acquiring skills … Continue reading

NEETs: Young people not in employment, education or training

With youth unemployment in the EU reaching record highs, NEETs are increasingly moving to the centre of EU policymakers’ attention. NEETs are young people who are not in employment, education or training. In 2011, some 14 million young Europeans aged 15 to 29 were affected,according to according to a report by Eurofound, the European Foundation … Continue reading

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