With the alarming youth unemployment rate across the European Union, the European Commission has made the youth employment a priority. By improving the quality of education, as well as creating more opportunities for young people to study and work abroad young people will be given the skills they need to find jobs. Therefore the Commission aims at:
- Reducing school drop-out rates below 10%, and having
- at least 40% of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education.
A number of initiatives and programs have been put in place. Among them:
- Youth Guarantee - a new approach to tackling youth unemployment which ensures that all young people under 25 get a good-quality, concrete offer within 4 months of them leaving formal education or becoming unemployed.
- Exchange programs such as Erasmus+, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig offer concrete opportunities to study and learn abroad.
- The EURES network of employment advisors and the national public employment services, including Your first EURES job mobility scheme.
- Mutual learning programme for European public employment services (PES).
- The European vacancy monitor.
- European micro-finance support.
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