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  • A Youth perspective on the European Pillar of Social Rights
    December 15, 2016

    Young people are the group at higher risk of poverty and social inclusion in Europe today. They need hope for a better future and not fear for the years to come. Populism will easily take hold if policy makers choose to ignore this, if they do not dare to transform the system to tackle the […]

  • Event on the Youth Guarantee on June 23rd at the EESC
    June 15, 2016

    How is the Youth Guarantee implemented in the different Member States? What are the main challenges? Is funding secured for the coming years?…. On June 23rd, the Youth Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation will organise, in cooperation with the European Youth Forum, an event on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee to try […]

  • YFJ Event on Social inclusion and Youth employment, March 22-23
    March 1, 2016

    Employment and Inclusion in Times of Crisis: The Youth perspective March 22-23, Brussels The European Youth Forum is organising a two-day event on Youth employment and social inclusion of young people in cooperation with the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee. What will Europe look like in 50 years? How is Youth […]

  • A step forward to tackle long-term unemployment, but leaving young people behind
    December 9, 2015

    The European Youth Forum welcomes the adoption on December 7 of the Council recommendation on the integration of the long-term unemployed in the labour market but regrets that the recommendation does not address youth, nor takes into account lessons learnt from the Youth Guarantee. The European Youth Forum recalls that young people are particularly vulnerable […]

  • EMPL Committee strengthens youth perspective in recommendation on long-term unemployment
    October 13, 2015

    The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs today voted upon an oral question and a resolution on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market. In the resolution, the committee valued the lessons learnt from the Youth Guarantee implementation and stressed the continued efforts that are needed to implement the Youth Guarantee. This […]

  • Eurofound calls to broaden approach on social inclusion of young people
    September 28, 2015

    Last week, Eurofound, the European foundation for the improvement of working and living conditions, published a report on social inclusion of young people. Social inclusion is described as a process in which young people can fulfill their potential; in terms of their health, housing, social and political participation. In a very timely manner, the report […]

  • Parliament adopts report on matching skills and qualifications for crisis recovery
    September 15, 2015

    Last week the European Parliament adopted a report on matching skills and qualifications to the 21st century. The report stresses the importance of investing in jobs and life-long learning for the unemployed. It also underlines the need to use the youth guarantee as a tool to smoothen the transition from education to employment. It strives […]

  • ILO recommends increasing financial efforts for the youth guarantee
    September 14, 2015

    Last week the ILO published a working paper on the youth guarantee focusing on the implementation and its challenges. The report highlights certain prerequisites for an efficient youth guarantee, assesses the implementation plans and finally gives policy recommendations. Five elements are key for an effective functioning of the youth guarantee: early intervention, the identification of […]

  • World Economic Forum report outlines missed opportunities for inclusive growth
    September 8, 2015

    Yesterday, the World Economic Forum published a report on inclusive growth and development. Using different indicators in seven policy areas, a framework to measure countries’ performance is created. Based on national income, the report compares countries within their peer groups. Despite having the best position to ensure inclusive growth, advanced European economies widely differ in […]

  • Stop the cuts, governments should hire more young people
    August 6, 2015

    I was ‘one of the lucky few’. Straight after finishing my studies in 2008, I got a job working for the national government where I learned close-up how policy is made and how politics works. It was exciting, sometimes like an episode of ‘House of Cards’. I remember I was sitting next to the Minister […]


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