Social inclusion of young people

The Social inclusion of young people report looks at employment-focused initiatives and broader, more holistic approaches aimed at fighting social exclusion of youth.

In particular, this report  investigates the early implementation of the Youth Guarantee across 10 Member States – Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK. The Youth Guarantee, inspired by similar guarantee schemes from Finland and Sweden (PDF 78 KB), is now a key policy initiative at European level which aims to provide young people with a good quality offer of a job, continued education, apprenticeship or a traineeship within four months of becoming unemployed or leaving education.

Among other topics, this research looks into the early implementation of this policy initiative, currently being rolled out across the EU. The report sheds light on the state of play of Youth Guarantee implementation in the selected countries, highlighting which concrete measures have been put in place. It also features a section on the cost of extending policy interventions to all young people in need of support and discusses barriers and challenges for effective Youth Guarantee implementation.

In addition to employment-focused approaches, the report also discusses broader approaches to the social inclusion and participation of young people. It presents a set of policy measures and good practices aimed at ensuring social inclusion of young people in 11 Member States – Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. Broader social inclusion policies include those for youth participation, specific policies for disadvantaged groups and policies for access to services and income support that aim to address to particular needs of special youth populations.

Authors: Massimiliano Mascherini, Anna Ludwinek and Stefanie Ledermaier.

The report was launched on 23 September 2015 at the European Parliament. Read the full report and get the executive summary in EU official languages

Country reports

The 10 country reports reviewing early Youth Guarantee implementation are now available for download:

Belgium Bulgaria Estonia France Greece
Ireland Italy Poland Spain UK

Note: Country reports are PDF format and up to 1.1 MB in file size. They have not been subject to Eurofound's full editorial process.






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