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

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 and employment, specific measures…

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France

ERM comparative analytical report on Recent Policy Developments related to those Not in Employment, Education and Training Although the concept of NEETs is not commonly used in France the problem of youth employment and school/university to job transition seem to have moved up the agenda in recent years. There is an increasing number of initiatives…

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Spain

ERM comparative analytical report on Recent Policy Developments related to those Not in Employment, Education and Training (NEET) In Spain, the NEET category (“ni-ni” in Spanish) has been mostly used in the media. Consequently, there is no clear definition of this concept, as it is scarcely used by policy makers, social scientists or social partners.…

Czech Republic

ERM Comparative Analytical Report on Recent Policy Developments related to those Not in Employment, Education and Training (NEET) Unemployment of NEETs is not currently regarded as a priority in the Czech Republic in terms of solution urgency and is mostly viewed as one of the issues in the employment policy, i.e. in addition to unemployment…

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Belgium

Final questionnaire for Comparative Analytical Report (ERM) on young people Not in Employment, Education and Training (NEET) The NEET issue is quite hard to analyse in Belgium because of the multiplicity of the actors involved and the lack of an unique and clear policy on it. On the public action field,, the NEET issue refers…

Italy

ERM comparative analytical report on Recent Policy Developments related to those Not in Employment, Education and Training (NEET) The interest for NEETs in Italy is recent and mostly connected with the effects of the current economic crisis. However, the problems related to young people have always been quite consistent in Italy as for social conditions…

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Romania

ERM comparative analytical report on Recent Policy Developments related to those Not in Employment, Education and Training (NEET) The difficulties encountered by fresh graduates seeking a job have worsened during the past decade. NEETs are a category that attracts very little interest from the social partners, because they are neither trade union members, nor employees.…

Young people – education and employment patterns

  The analysis presented below focuses on the young population aged 18-24 years in the European Union (EU). After the age of 18, compulsory schooling ends in all European countries; thereafter, young Europeans may be in a number of different situations regarding education and employment. The article, based on Labour force survey 2009 data for…