Current Neets situations in Italy

The latest available data belonging to 2013 have revealed that there are approximately 2,400,0001 young Italians aged between 15 and 29 years who are excluded from the circuit of education, training or employment.

An increasing NEET rate reaching the limit of 26 % becomes to be alarming, considering the unemployment-related data released by the main National Statistics Office in the first quarter of 2014: unemployment rate has reached 13,6 %, exceeding 46 % within young people aged between 18 and 24 years and rising up to 60 % in south of Italy.

To radically decrease those rates, there has been introduced a programme called “Guarantee for European Youth in Italy”.
The monitoring results in the implementation of the Plan of Guarantee for Youth are positive, so the updated data in August 2014 record:

  • 169,076 registrations through the national website and regional ones;
  • 36,566 young people convened at the employment services and among them 23,469 who have already had the first orientation meeting;
  • The majority of candidates in the regions of South and Central Italy;
  •  The prevalence of male as compared to female (53% men versus 47% of women);
  • Range of prevalent age between 19 and 24 years, 51% of the records as compared to 42% for young people aged 25 to 29 and 7% for those aged 15 to 18.

  • SWOT analysis :


  • Full report on :
  1. Current Neets situations in Italy full report – it – pdf : Partners Report_ATLANTE
  2. Current Neets situations in Italy full report – en – pdf : Partners Report_ATLANTE-en