Taking stock of the Youth Guarantee

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A study by the ETUC on the Youth Guarantee has pinpointed a number of its weaknesses, which this policy brief summarises. One of these is that offering precarious jobs is not the solution to the ongoing unemployment crisis.

In 2014, on average nearly 22% of all young people in Europe aged between 15 and 24 were unemployed. In some countries, this figure was even higher, with over half of all young people being affected. Young people across Europe, who represent the future of Europe, are calling on all the relevant parties to take action. Young people want to be taken seriously, to participate and to have future prospects.

A study by the ETUC on the Youth Guarantee has pinpointed a number of its weaknesses, which this policy brief summarises. One of these is that offering precarious jobs is not the solution to the ongoing unemployment crisis.IndustriAll European Trade Union is one of several trade union federations to have signed up to the ‘back2ourfuture’ campaign to tackle youth unemployment issues. Click here to go the campaign website.


Text of Policy Brief in EN

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