Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

News 19/11/2020

Support for reinforced Youth Guarantee: Council adopts Commission's proposal for a Recommendation on a Bridge to Jobs

The Council has adopted the Commission's proposal for a Council Recommendation on a Bridge to Jobs from 1 July 2020, reinforcing the existing Youth Guarantee.

The Recommendation steps up the comprehensive job support available to young people across the EU and makes it more targeted and inclusive, also when it comes to the challenges caused by the pandemic. 

Young people signing up to the Youth Guarantee are entitled to receive an offer of employment, continued education, traineeship or apprenticeship within four months of leaving formal education or becoming unemployed.

Since 2014, each year more than 3.5 million young people registered in the Youth Guarantee accepted such an offer. Under the new Recommendation, the Youth Guarantee reaches out to a broader target group of up to 29-year-olds.

It also adopts a more tailored approach by providing young people, in particular vulnerable ones, with guidance especially suited to their individual needs and the green and digital transition of our economies. Ensuring young people have adequate digital skills is a top priority.

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