Social inclusion of young people

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Updated
23 September 2015
Published
23 September 2015
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Abstract

Since the onset of the economic crisis, the unemployment level among young people has risen sharply and although an improvement is now being registered some EU countries still have stubbornly high youth unemployment rates. Young people, especially those who are not in employment, education or training (NEET), are now the group at highest risk of social exclusion, with severe consequences not only for the individuals concerned but for the economy and society as a whole. Through its Youth Strategy 2010–2018, the EU has adopted a comprehensive and holistic approach to the social inclusion of young people. While the Youth Guarantee (which guarantees young people a work or training placement) seeks to intervene quickly and help young people back into the labour market, there are many other policies and measures at EU, Member State and regional level promoting the social inclusion of young people. This report discusses the first year of implementation of the Youth Guarantee and draws on case study findings showcasing successful initiatives aimed at preventing the social exclusion of young people in the EU. An executive summary is available - see Related content - and the 10 country reports on early implementations of the Youth Guarantee can also be downloaded.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    146
    Reference No: 
    EF1543
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1402-0
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-15-587-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/588575
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    Social inclusion of young people

    Since the onset of the economic crisis, the unemployment level among young people has risen sharply and although an improvement is now being registered some EU countries still have stubbornly high youth unemployment rates. Young people, especially those who are not in employment, education or training (NEET), are now the group at highest risk of social exclusion, with severe consequences not only for the individuals concerned but for the economy and society as a whole.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF15431
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    Social inclusion of young people - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008, young people have experienced difficulties in gaining a foothold in the labour market. While the situation has improved in recent times, in some Member States the youth unemployment rates are still a cause for concern. As a result of the crisis, young people are now the group at highest risk of social exclusion in Europe. The disengagement of young people can have serious consequences for an individual, for society and for the economy as a whole. Read more in the report - see Related content.

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