About: youth policy

Economy & Jobs 23-04-2018

European Youth conference under Bulgarian Presidency leaves sour aftertaste

Representatives of the European Youth Forum have expressed outrage at the way the EU Bulgarian Presidency organised an EU-sponsored youth event in Sofia last week, pointing out a perfunctory approach, mismanagement and inappropriate behaviour on the part of government officials.
Elections 07-02-2018

2019 elections: The end of old-school ‘politics as usual’?

The countdown to the next European Parliament elections has begun. They are an opportunity to change the way we do politics in Europe, to become more inclusive, turn under-representation into equal representation and ultimately increase the trust in our political leaders. Will European political parties accept the challenge? Luis Alvarado writes.  
Economy & Jobs 11-12-2017

European Solidarity Corps caught in contradictions

In September 2016, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker unexpectedly announced the creation of a European Solidarity Corps. A welcome proposal, but it has been hijacked for enhancing employability instead of focusing on personal development, writes Florian Sanden.
Economy & Jobs 31-01-2017

Debate: Youth policy in the European Union

At a time of crisis across Europe, how can young people keep their faith in the European project?

Youth organisations have role to play in tackling violent radicalisation

Europe needs to build communities, provide opportunities for youths and strengthen education efforts in order to overcome the threat of violent extremism, writes Tibor Navracsics.
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Juvenile offending

INFOGRAPHIC: Breaking the vicious circle for juvenile offenders

Foster care is an alternative response to juvenile offending, but only rarely used as part of juvenile justice systems in the EU.
Languages & Culture 03-09-2015

Young translators compete for Commission crown

The 2015 edition of the European Commission-promoted Juvenes Translatores competition will focus on the European Year of Development. EURACTIV Italy reports.

Youth leader: ‘We need to stop internships replacing real jobs’

Internships should be a proper learning experience, with good supervision and guidance, says Johanna Nyman. It should also have a positive, supportive working environment with an opportunity for career development and – ideally - a job at the end of the internship.

In Juncker’s Commission youth loses out

Assigning the portfolio for Education to Tibor Navracsics is problematic, writes Peter Matjaši?.
Demonstration for quality internships, Brussels, 18 July 2014 [European Youth Forum]

Youth groups warn Juncker about scrapping education commissioner

Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker will make "a big mistake" if he does not give a commissioner responsibility for education, the European Youth Forum has warned.
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#Happyvoting campaign sees MEPs dancing to attract young voters

A video showing MEPs dancing in the streets of Brussels, to the tune of Pharrell Williams' "Happy", was launched last month, in the hope of attracting young voters for the next European elections, in May.
Languages & Culture 18-05-2010

EU programme ‘boosting language skills’, survey finds

Ninety-five percent of participants in the EU's 'Youth in Action' programme improve their language skills, while two-thirds (66%) believe the experience boosted their job prospects, according to a survey of the scheme's effectiveness published last week. 

Europe 2014: Young voices in Europe – whose generation are we?

Today's European young people are "the precarious generation" suffering from the crisis of the welfare state, "passively boomeranging back to their parents' homes once they have run out of options and motivation," write the European Policy Centre's Joana Cruz and Judith Poultney ahead of the launch today (9 July) of a new EPC publication, 'Young Voices Europe'.
Languages & Culture 22-04-2008

Call for change in youth policies

The 27 EU directors-general for youth, MEPs and young people alike are calling for urgent changes in youth, education and economic policies as every fifth young European lives on the poverty line and youth unemployment has reached 38%.
Sports 27-10-2006

Programme encourages young people ‘to feel more European’

The EU youth programme 2007-2013 aims to promote young people's active European citizenship.

Youth policy to be highlighted in upcoming White Paper

European youth ministers endorse EU plan to publish a comprehensive White Paper on youth policy in November 2001