Youth employment & “Youth on the Move” Kick-Off meeting « Future City Jobs » London, 11/10/2011. Brigitte DEGEN Policy & Communication Officer European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. EU economy: what is the current picture?.
Youth employment &
“Youth on the Move”
Kick-Off meeting « Future City Jobs » London, 11/10/2011
Policy & Communication Officer
European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
EU economy: what is the current picture?
EU priorities for young people (1)
EU priorities for young people (2)
Europe 2020: 3 relevant EU headline targets
Smart growth: developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation
Sustainable growth: promoting a more efficient, greener and more competitive economy
Inclusive growth: fostering a high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion
Youth on the move
3 strands of key actions
1. Actions to support education & training
3. A framework for youth employment
A framework for youth employment:
How does EU intervene?
Priorities of the policy framework* Help young people to get the first job and start a career* Support youth at risk* Provide adequate social safety nets for young people* Support young entrepreneurs and self-employed
Improve education-to-work transitionsInformation, guidance and counselling Skills development at labour market entry (vocational training, apprenticeships) Early contact with labour market during studies (traineeships, internships)
Youth GuaranteesEnsuring that all young people are in a job, further education or activation measures within four months of leaving school and provide this as a “Youth Guarantee”Implementation at national level; Youth Guarantees (and similar approaches) need to be based on consensus and joint action of different stakeholders
“Single contract” In segmentedlabour markets, introducing an open-ended "single contract" with a sufficiently long probation period and a gradual increase of protection rights, access to training, life long learning and career guidance for all employees.Make permanent contracts more attractive, e.g. by introducing minimum incomes specifically for young people and by positively differentiated non-wage costs.
Strengthening social safety net for youth *Offering a good balance between rights to benefits and targeted activation measures based upon mutual obligation; in order to avoid that young people fall outside any social protection system and to avoid benefit traps. * Modernising social security systems to take account of specific situation of young people, especially their increased risk of precariousness
Promoting youth entrepreneurship & self-employment (1)
Promoting youth entrepreneurship & self-employment (2)
Some relevant links
Promoting entrepreneurs & the self-employed
Erasmus for young Entrepreneurs
Youth on the move