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Economy & Jobs 09-05-2018

Rebuilding the European project through apprenticeships

Revamping apprenticeship programmes could play an important part in rebuilding the European project, the President of the Paris Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Didier Kling, told EURACTIV in an interview on Wednesday (9 May).
Economy & Jobs 14-11-2017

Vocational training offers many answers to labour market challenges

Apprenticeships may not yet be universally “cool”, but their star is certainly on the rise, writes Stephan Howeg.
Economy & Jobs 05-10-2017

Commission adopts proposal to improve apprenticeships in EU

The European Commission adopted on Thursday (5 October) a proposal aiming to improve the conditions and outcomes of apprenticeships for young people across the block, in the hope that it will facilitate their job search later.
The Youth Guarantee in Spain: How does it work?
Economy & Jobs 07-03-2017

The Youth Guarantee in Spain: How does it work?

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.

Erasmus+ struggling to attract apprentices

Three million students have studied abroad with Erasmus+, but only 5,000 apprentices have taken part in the exchange. France and Germany are joining forces to increase the programme’s uptake. EURACTIV France reports
Youth unemployment

Youth Guarantee ‘doesn’t bring quality jobs’

Even though youth unemployment has become a top priority for EU policy-makers, the quality of employment available for young people has been largely overlooked, according to the European Youth Forum. The 'any job is a good job' is turning into a new mantra, they say.

Reseacher: How to overcome the EU apprenticeship gap

High unemployment, particularly among young Europeans, demands policy responses. Andrew McCoshan explains why care needs to be taken in transposing one country’s success to others less advanced.

Member states showcase dual education schemes ahead of EU proposals

Five EU member states with successful apprenticeship systems have united to share knowledge with lagging countries, in advance of new European Commission proposals to promote the schemes as a way to address youth unemployment.