About: youth unemployment

Economy & Jobs 25-09-2018

Rising inequality calls for a new social contract

The gap between rich and poor in Europe has increased compared to thirty years ago, affecting young cohorts in particular. Yet the social protection systems currently in place across European countries were designed during the past century and are no longer fit for the present, argues Cyril Muller.
Future EU 17-09-2018

Juncker’s dismal speech

At a time when Europe needs something to inspire the 2018 State of the Union speech disappointed, writes Dick Roche.
Economy & Jobs 30-01-2018

How to save the generation Europe left behind

To establish a new Europe that moves forward, it is important that Europe seizes technological innovation to ensure young Europeans are not left behind, writes Andrianos Giannou.
Economy & Jobs 17-01-2018

What if the youth could change Europe’s economic reality?

We need a reality check. Some in Europe may be celebrating the slow but steady rise in employment rates and economic growth. But young people have very little to celebrate, writes Luis Alvarado Martinez.
Economy & Jobs 21-11-2017

Tackling youth unemployment and the skills gap

EU and business leaders are very keen to address the high levels of youth unemployment and the emerging skills gap across Europe by offering young people opportunities to play an active role in the European economy, writes Stefan Crets.
Economy & Jobs 20-09-2017

Falling youth unemployment is not a reason for complacency

Europe needs to better integrate young people into the labour market if it is to address youth unemployment effectively, writes Denis Pennel.
Economy & Jobs 28-02-2017

Taking a gamble on the European pillar of social rights

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.

Europe’s ‘working poor’ and populism are on the rise

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.

Youth excluded from Bratislava Summit

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.
University

Youth employment: Together we can make a change

The young need to be able to dream, to make plans and to be active citizens, to envision a successful career in the profession of their choice. Marianne Thyssen argues that the European Commission is helping them do just this.
EU Priorities 2020 09-11-2015

The Future for the Europe we need

“No time for business as usual” was the motto repeated by key EU leaders recently when announcing the EU priorities for 2016. These words ring particularly true in today’s context, writes Étienne Davignon. 

Poverty in Europe is getting worse, not better

Member states have committed to lifting 20 million people out of poverty by 2020. But this has been hard to do in a time of economic recession, writes Georges Dassis.

A Europe of progress close to its people

Europe needs radical social reform, including a basic income, eurobonds and a financial transaction tax, argues Georges Dassis.

The Commission has lost sight of quality jobs

The European Commission’s Country Specific Recommendations only increase the distance between the EU institutions and the citizens they are supposed to serve, writes Allan Päll.
Bernadette Ségol

Workers’ Day message for the European Commission

EU policies to tackle the crisis have made things worse, writes Bernadette Ségol. Many in the new European Commission know it, but cannot say it.
Euro & Finance 20-04-2015

Can Juncker’s investment plan live up to the promise it offers young people?

The Juncker Investment Plan offers a huge economic opportunity for the EU. If MEPs put their political differences aside and make the right decisions, it could help lift millions of young Europeans out of unemployment, writes Allan Päll.
Trade & Society 01-04-2015

Youth unemployment: Addressing the skills gap

It is time to address the high levels of youth unemployment across the EU by offering young people the skills they need to play an active part in the European economy, writes Jutta Steinruck.
Euro & Finance 11-03-2015

Empower young European entrepreneurs through financial literacy

Public policy and businesses must act now to help the EU's youths improve their financial literacy skills. This is crucial if they are to find a job or become successful entrepreneurs, writes Nick Jones.

Pushing the Youth Employment Initiative into overdrive

Plans to accelerate the Youth Employment Initiative are a step in the right direction. But we must take care to avoid any unwanted consequences, writes Brando Benifei. 
FoodDrinkEurope

Appetite for the future: apprenticeships in the food and drink sector

?Like many other industries, the food and drinks sector is having difficulties hiring highly skilled workers. Apprenticeships, argues Mella Frewen, are crucial in developing the skills needed and retaining qualified workers, aruges Mella Frewen.
Allan Päll [Baltic Development Forum/Flickr]

Jobs summit skirts the issue of youth unemployment

The recent jobs summit in Milan could have taken steps beyond those that have been known about for some time, such as the youth guarantee, but unfortunately the opportunity was missed. Nothing new came out of the summit, writes Allan Päll. 
Denis Pennel

Mrs Thyssen, let’s start creating jobs right now!

New Employment Commissioner must eliminate labour market imperfections in order to boost job creation across Europe, Pennel writes.
Allan Päll [Baltic Development Forum/Flickr]

EU states need to get grip on youth unemployment

The dust may have started to settle from the European elections, but the same issues and problems for young people across Europe remain, Allan Päll writes.
File d'attente.

The EU’s misdiagnosis of youth unemployment

Europe is in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Second World War, leaving a generation of youngsters unemployed. A new approach is required if we are to avoid a devastating impact on social welfare, writes Erik Bjørsted.

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