How the EU is working to reduce unemployment

Young, promising and unemployed. It might be International Youth Day on 12 August , but for the more than 5.3 million Europeans under 25 without a job, there will be little to celebrate. All the more reason for the EU to make tackling unemployment a priority. Read on to discover what is being done to…

The new Erasmus+ programme 2014-2020

The new Erasmus+ programme aims to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020. Erasmus+ replaces seven programmes bringing together : the Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius and Grundtvig), the Youth in Action programme, five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, the programme for cooperation with industrialised…

What is a neet ?

The term NEET means “not in employment, education or training. It is used to describe young people who are not engaged in any form of employment, education or training. The term has come into the policy debate in recent years due to disproportionate impact of the recession on young people (under 30 years old). The…

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…