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