Youth Employment Package
Type: Archives [short]
Madrid | Alicante | London - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine | Bulgaria | Athens | Cyprus
On 5 December 2012, the European Commission presented a Communication on a Youth Employment Package with concrete proposals and measures aimed at combating youth unemployment.
The Communication includes a proposal for a Council Recommendation on Youth Guarantees, building on best practice from Member States such as Austria and Finland. The concept of Youth Guarantees is that every young person should receive a quality offer of employment or training or further education within four months of leaving school or becoming unemployed. The proposal will include guidelines to ensure the successful and rapid implementation of Youth Guarantees schemes, making full use of EU funding and in particular the European Social Fund.
The Communication will launch a second phase consultation of social partners for the elaboration of a Quality Framework on Traineeships. Such a Framework would include guidelines on the form and content of traineeship agreements that would help ensure that trainees take out valuable knowledge and skills from their traineeship.
The Communication will also provide an update on the most recent trends on youth unemployment, give an overview of the related issues addressed in the first two European Semesters, present targeted initiatives in the area of apprenticeships and mobility and cover the role of the EU funds in fighting youth unemployment.
On this occasion, the Audiovisual Service of the European Commission produced a video stockshot on the issue of youth employment.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Credits and title
||Young unemployed girl presenting her CV at Manpower in Athens and having a first interview to determine her exact professional profile, 2012 (6 shots)
||Exterior views of a public employment office in Madrid and young unemployed girl walking in, 2012 (2 shots)
||General views of the office, people waiting to be helped, and interview between the unemployed girl and a staff member (10 shots)
||Students doing apprenticeships in traditional automobile mechanics in a Bulgarian technical school and receiving certificates, 2011 (16 shots)
||Students doing a traineeship in a Spanish bodega winery in Alicante, 2011 (6 shots)
||Students doing a traineeship in a mattress factory in Alicante, 2011 (7 shots)
||Student in chiropodist doing practical work-placement in Cyprus, 2011 (8 shots)
||Young scientist carrying a research project in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2011 (10 shots)