The EU Youth Strategy (2010-2018) seeks to promote better educational and job opportunities for young people, as well as active citizenship, social inclusion and solidarity. It places evidence-based policy making at the core of youth policy. According to the strategy, better knowledge and understanding of the economic and social situation of young women and men needs to be gathered and shared with other policy fields so as to enable appropriate and timely measures to be taken.
Therefore, a dashboard of EU Youth indicators was developed in order to provide a quick and comprehensive cross-sectoral view of the economic and social situation of young people in the EU. It includes data from several sources and covers the following topics:
- Education and training
- Employment and entrepreneurship
- Health and well-being
- Social inclusion
- Culture and creativity
- Youth participation
- Youth and the world
The dashboard is the result of the extensive contributions and successful deliberations of the Expert Group on EU Youth Indicators and is presented in a Commission Staff Working Document on EU Indicators in the Field of Youth released in 2011. The indicators presented here are based on data from Eurostat.