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Evaluation of ESF and YEI support to youth employment published

03/07/2020

A new study evaluates the support provided through the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) and the European Social Fund (ESF) during the period 2014-2018.

During the 2014-2020 programming period, the EU invests around 22 billion euros to support youth employment from the ESF and YEI. Operations carried out by Member States are primarily targeted at young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) and aged between 15-29 years old.

The report is complemented by country specific factsheets summarizing, for each EU country, the socio-economic context and challenges, the ESF priorities and actions, the number and profiles of participants to ESF-funded activities, and the lessons learned.

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