Katarina Lindahl on the Youth Employment Package


Katarina Lindahl from DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion outlined a range of policies resulting from the Youth Employment Package including the Youth Guarantee, Recommendations for a Quality Framework for Traineeships ad Apprentices & encouraging the mobility of young people in the EU. The Youth Guarantee is an outcome-based approach involving a long-term structural reform, including VET / apprenticeships reform. It is about coordinated partnerships between ministries, social partners, and youth organisations with investment and substantial political backing within MS governments.

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Youth Unemployment Rates in Europe – January 2014


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