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EU Youth Report

EU Youth Report

What is it?

The 2012 EU Youth Report summarises the results of the first work cycle of the EU Youth Strategy (2010-12) and proposes priorities for the next 3 years. It presents statistics on how the financial crisis has affected the situation of young people in the EU. The next EU Youth Report will be published in 2015.

What are the aims?

The EU Youth Report:

  • evaluates overall progress towards the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy, as well as progress on the priorities defined for the latest work cycle;
  • identifies good practices;
  • serves as a basis for establishing priorities for the next work cycle.
Who is involved?

The Joint EU Youth Report is prepared by the Commission and adopted by the Council, following discussion among the relevant national authorities.

How does it happen?

The EU Youth Report consists of:

  • A Commission communication (prepared in collaboration with the Council) presenting the main results of the latest 3-year cycle of the EU Youth Strategy, and proposing priorities for the next cycle;
  • A staff working document giving an overview of the situation of young people in the EU;
  • A staff working document giving a comprehensive summary of actions taken at the national and EU levels to implement the EU Youth Strategy.

The report is based on responses from the EU countries to a Commission questionnaire covering all the 8 strategic fields of action. Young people are also consulted in their own countries, and different national ministries contribute to the process. National Youth Reports also provide information on how the EU Youth Strategy has been implemented at the national level during the current cycle.

In addition to the EU countries, all candidate countries and EFTA member countries are invited to participate in the reporting exercise on a voluntary basis. In 2012, National Youth Reports were submitted by all EU countries plus Croatia, Montenegro, Norway, and Switzerland.


EU Youth Report 2012 - Contribution of non-EU countries

Croatiapdf(191 kB)

Montenegropdf(184 kB)

Norwaypdf(105 kB)

Switzerlandpdf(144 kB)


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