What role can youth entrepreneurship play in meeting the current youth unemployment challenge? What barriers do young people face when starting a business? How do the challenges vary across different groups of young people? – The Policy Brief on Youth Entrepreneurship, prepared by OECD with the financial support of the European Commission, tries to provide answers to these questions.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation concerning the 'Quality Framework for Traineeships'.
With EU unemployment hitting record levels and forecasts of a grim economic outlook for the months ahead, the Commission has come forward with a set of concrete measures to boost jobs.
The European Commission launched the 'We Mean Business' campaign, which aims to encourage companies to create more trainee placements to boost young people's skills and employability.
The new "Youth Opportunities Initiative", adopted by the Commission, calls on Member States to work on preventing early school leaving; helping youngsters develop skills relevant to the labour market; ensuring work experience and on-the-job training and helping young people find a first good job.
Innovative information sessions for young people looking for work are being organised at job fairs during 2011-2012 as part of the Youth@Work action.
The 5th edition of the Brussels European Job Day will take palace on 1 October 2011 in the Berlaymont building, the European Commission's headquarters.
If you like to ‘move’, where better to go than the Couleur Café festival.Bringing together bands from across the world in Brussels, it’s one of Europe’s most eclectic music festivals.
According to the latest Eurobarometer survey, 53% of young people in Europe are willing or keen to work in another European country, but lack of cash discourages many of them from taking a first step towards this by spending part of their education abroad.
Today one in five young Europeans cannot find a job. To tackle the problem, the European Commission has launched Youth@Work, a new action that links business and young people.