Youth on the Move package, initiative to support young people's access to the job market through better education, training and mobility: extracts from the joint press conference by Androulla Vassiliou and László Andor
Five million young Europeans were looking for a job. Many of them missed opportunities because they lacked the right qualifications or experience. Today, the European Commission launched Youth on the Move, a new flagship initiative aimed at helping these young people to gain the knowledge, skills and experience they needed to make their first job a reality. Part of the EU’s new Europe 2020 strategy, Youth on the Move proposed 28 key actions aimed at making education, and training more relevant to young people's needs, and encouraging more of them to take advantage of EU grants to study or train in another country. This increased young people's employability and access to the labour market.
On 15/09/2010, Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, gave a joint press conference after the meeting, to explain the relevance of the Youth on the Move package, initiative to support young people's access to the job market through better education, training and mobility.