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Youth Guarantee: latest data shows progress but more work is needed 18/05/2018

Youth Guarantee: latest data shows progress but more work is needed

The Youth Guarantee, supported by the Youth Employment Initiative, has helped make a dent in youth unemployment and inactivity.

European Solidarity Corps: jobs and traineeships on track 10/07/2017

European Solidarity Corps: jobs and traineeships on track

Half a year after the European Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps and following the matching of voluntary placements which started in March 2017, thousands of jobs and traineeship placements are now also kicking off.

Young people gathered, some are talking, one is holding a tablet 07/12/2016

Launch of the initiative Investing in Europe's Youth

Today, the Commission launches its initiative Investing in Europe’s Youth, outlining measures to boost youth employment, improve and modernise education, increase investment in skills of young people, and to enhance better opportunities to learn and study abroad.

Elvis standing in an open plan office talking to two colleagues

The Youth Guarantee in practice: Elvis creates a job for himself

Elvis Skripunas has always been ambitious. While other children dreamed of being firefighters, doctors or astronauts when they grew up, Elvis was imagining himself with a suit and briefcase.

Nikolay and older woman holding a gold chain inside a goldsmith's shop

The Youth Guarantee in practice: how Nikolay’s future is made of solid gold

The area where Nikolay Krastev grew up in Bulgaria is dominated by the agriculture and service industries. Having studied music at school, and with his only work experience being at a petrol station, he struggled to find a permanent job and soon found himself unemployed.

Tina seated in her office at her laptop

The Youth Guarantee in practice: Tina's journey from unemployment to her dream job

When Tina Fonovic left university with both a Bachelor of Law and a Masters in Marketing Communications, she was full of confidence and certain she’d find a job easily. Two years later and that confidence had faded.

Aristea is dressing the hair of a mannequin in front of a mirror

The Youth Guarantee in practice: a hobby becomes a career for Aristea

After leaving school, Aristea Zachari was unemployed for three months and increasingly dependent on her parents. A visit to the local career office introduced her to the Youth Guarantee scheme and the opportunities it offers unemployed young people in Greece.

Young girl checking product list in a factory warehouse

Commission report highlights progress of the Youth Guarantee and of the Youth Employment Initiative

Today, the European Commission adopted a Communication that highlights the main achievements of the Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) since their launch in 2013 and draws lessons on how to improve the EU and national efforts on deploying national Youth Guarantee schemes.

Rúben Salazar, winner of the #lovemyapprenticeship competition, at work 10/12/2015

#lovemyapprenticeship contest: and the winner is...

Our #lovemyapprenticeship contest, a photo and video competition for apprentices across Europe, has now come to a close. We are happy to announce the winner!

The plight of young people: Europe at a turning point 11/11/2015

The plight of young people: Europe at a turning point

With the onset of the crisis, employment rates and especially youth employment and youths' labour market performance deteriorated quite rapidly in the EU. A chart featured in the Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review of June 2015 showed that the worst seems to be over, but it remains to be seen whether this trend reversal is confirmed.

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