In light of the youth unemployment crisis in Europe, researchers and government officials have sought new ways of monitoring and analysing the prevalence of labour market vulnerability among young people. Since 2010, the concept of NEET (young people not in employment, education or training) has been widely used as a tool to inform youth-oriented policies in the 28 Member States of the European Union. This report examines the NEET indicator and uses variables captured routinely by the EU Labour Force Survey to disaggregate the NEET population into seven subgroups. It provides an analysis based on the data available for each subgroup and describes the composition and characteristics of Europe’s NEET population at both EU28 level and in each Member State. Finally, it proposes a synthetic overview of NEETs profiles by country. Read more in the report - see Related content.