Suspended due to a lack of funds in 2016, the European programme to tackle youth unemployment was relaunched this week with a budget of €700 million. French Socialist MEP Isabelle Thomas explained the purpose of the scheme to EURACTIV France in Strasbourg.
Unemployment in the eurozone has reached its lowest point since May 2009, according to new Eurostat figures. But despite a slight improvement in 2016, France’s performance remains below average. EURACTIV France reports.
With one in five under-25-year-olds unemployed in the eurozone, young people risk being excluded from political and economic life. What can the EU do about this? EURACTIV France spoke to two MEPs about new ways to engage young people.
More than 4.2 million young people are unemployed in Europe today, with Spain among the worst affected countries. The EU launched the Youth Guarantee as an attempt to turn this situation around, but how does it work? EuroEFE reports.
The European Pillar of Social Rights. The very name evokes something strong and dependable, upholding an overarching structure of protection. But beyond the jargon, what does it mean? Esther Lynch explains.
Günther Oettinger dodged an evening of tough questions yesterday (9 January) about a string of his recent slip-ups when three European Parliament committees sounded out the gaffe-prone Commissioner for his new job as EU budget and human resources chief.
Slovakia’s time at the helm of the EU rotating presidency has not been completely smooth sailing and its successor, Malta, will hope to guide the bloc’s agenda controversy-free. Recent successes in social issues point towards a presidency quite different from the last.
Driven by a labour market recovery, EU citizens’ opportunities for social participation have improved slightly for the first time since 2008. But not everyone is benefiting. A high risk of poverty persists in many countries, especially in southern Europe, warn Daniel Schraad-Tischler and Christof Schiller.
Unemployment across the EU is falling as the labour market recovers, but not all citizens are benefiting. A new study has found that in-work poverty is on the rise and youth unemployment remains stubbornly high.
The European Union’s flagship Youth Guarantee programme has been criticised for yielding disappointing results. Yet, Brussels has been told to invest more money and time in the scheme in order to push down the bloc’s youth jobless rate.
The European Commission is considering handing out free InterRail tickets to all young Europeans when they turn 18, following up on a proposal made by Members of the European Parliament to counter the wave of euroscepticism spreading across the continent.
We call for real, new investment in tackling the big problems that youth - and therefore the whole of society - faces. And we ask that, at this crossroads for our Union, our leaders finally champion young people, writes Johana Nyman.