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EU Youth #Unemployment. Would world’s best practices help?

EU Youth #Unemployment. Would world’s best practices help?

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

On January 31st Eurostat presented updated unemployment rates for the EU and the euro area. While the key indicator remains stable on the level of 7.3% for the EU-28 at the end of 2017, one of the main challenges for the Union in the upcoming years would be tackling youth employment. More than 16% of […]

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#EYE2016: European Youth Event – Participants present ideas to Parliament’s committees

#EYE2016: European Youth Event – Participants present ideas to Parliament’s committees

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last May, 7,500 young people from across the EU came to the Parliament in Strasbourg for the biennial European Youth Event (EYE). Following two days of discussion on issues ranging from migration to youth unemployment and climate change, 50 of the most interesting ideas from EYE2016 were handed over to MEPs in September. Now EYE […]

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Stakeholders launched a new EU-wide education scheme to help improve youth employability

Stakeholders launched a new EU-wide education scheme to help improve youth employability

European youth often lack necessary job skills and entrepreneurial competences, which contributes to consistently high youth unemployment rates.  To address this problem, a group of policy and industry stakeholders gathered today to launch the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP), a European qualification in entrepreneurship for young people, giving potential employers proof that its holder has real […]

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Debate on front-loading €1 billion for Youth Employment Initiative in 2015

Debate on front-loading €1 billion for Youth Employment Initiative in 2015

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

MEPs debated the latest plan to make €1 billion in Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) funding available in 2015 with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on Tuesday morning (10 February). A majority of speakers backed the idea of speeding up the delivery of funding for projects to fight youth unemployment, while also developing long-term solutions and introducing structural […]

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MEPs urge EU to help 5.3 million young people find decent jobs

MEPs urge EU to help 5.3 million young people find decent jobs

The European Parliament called for stronger measures to fight unemployment among young people, including common minimum standards for apprenticeships and decent wages, in a resolution passed on Thursday (17 July). EU funding of employment-related programmes should also be increased in future budgets, it added. Sustainable economic growth is impossible without reducing inequalities says the text, […]

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Schulz calls for more female commissioners: ‘Parliament will not accept a gentlemen’s club’

Schulz calls for more female commissioners: ‘Parliament will not accept a gentlemen’s club’

The new European Commission should include sufficient women or risk being blocked by the European Parliament, warned Martin Schulz. “Parliament will not accept a gentlemen’s club,” the Parliament president said, addressing heads of state and government at the start of a Council summit on Wednesday 16 July dedicated to discussing candidates for top EU jobs. […]

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EU measures to tackle youth unemployment

EU measures to tackle youth unemployment

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

What is the current situation? 5.6 million young people were unemployed in the EU-28 area in September 2013. This represents an unemployment rate of 23.5% (24.1% in the eurozone). More than one in five young Europeans on the labour market cannot find a job; in Greece and Spain it is one in two. 7.5 million […]

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