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.

Unemployment map

Youth Unemployment Rates in Europe – January 2014

 

Useful EU Links

Youth Employment

http://ec.europa.eu/social/youthemployment

Youth Guarantee

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1079&langId=en

European Alliance for Apprenticeships

http://ec.europa.eu/apprenticeships-alliance

Quality Framework for Traineeships

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/lsa/141424.pdf

ESF Technical Assistance apprenticeship/traineeship schemes 

http://ec.europa.eu/social/youthtraining

Your First Eures Job

http://ec.europa.eu/social/yourfirsteuresjob