What is the EU's Role?
In order to promote youth employment and entrepreneurship, the EU and its member countries are acting to:
- integrate the concerns of young people in employment strategies;
- invest in providing the skills employers are looking for;
- develop career guidance and counselling services;
- promote opportunities for young people to work and train abroad;
- promote qualityinternships/apprenticeships;
- improve childcare and encourage partners to share family responsibilities to better reconcile professional and private life;
- encourage entrepreneurship in young people.
How is this being done?
Youth employment is part of EU employment policy, within the wider context of the Europe 2020 growth and jobs strategy. Specific steps taken by the Commission to help tackle youth unemployment include: